Know the Effects of Coffee
Coffee has proved beneficial for asthma sufferers. Two to four small cups of coffee throughout the day will help to reduce the recurrence of asthma-attacks, and moderate their intensity. Coffee contains natural antioxidants called 'flavonoids' which are widely known as disease protectors. The beneficial effects of moderate caffeine consumption are widely recognized: caffeine works on alertness, mood, sensorial activity and memory. Of course, you may choose to take your daily caffeine ration from other foods and beverages, such as chocolate, carbonated drinks based on coca-nut extract, or tea.
Another benefit of drinking coffee has been studied in China. Their research clinically proved the caffeine in coffee helps to prevent Parkinson's disease. Many of us have been led to believe that caffeine is bad for us. True enough, large quantities may hurt us, but the evidence is strong for the benefits it provides.
The flavored coffees that are becoming increasingly popular are usually based on bland, mediocre beans that are stirred with chemical flavoring essences after roasting. If these flavored beans are ground at home they will impart their flavors, possibly forever, on to your grinder and brewing apparatus. If you prefer a flavored coffee a better idea is to brew good coffee from unflavored beans and dose it modestly with one or more of the flavoring essences that can be purchased at many gourmet shops.
Coffee also has several metabolic effects that could reduce the risk of gallstone formation. According to a study conducted at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, and published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), drinking coffee is associated with a 40 percent lower risk of gallstone disease in men. Men who drank four or more cups of regular coffee per day had a 45 percent lower risk profile.
Similar effects of caffeine have been seen in hypertensive subjects. In trials, caffeine administrated to hypertensive subjects raised systolic blood pressure but this result was no longer observed past the first 24 hours. In testing there were no effects on blood pressure of drinking caffeinated coffee or abstention in patients with borderline or slight hypertension.
These herbal products can help with brain defogging- ginkgo biloba or gota kola while Milk thistle can help the liver with the detoxification process. Be sure to take fiber as the colon will slow down without the stimulation from caffeine. And drinks lots of water. Take your supplements and give your body a chance to make the adjustments. Also look for adaptogenic herbs to support your adrenal glands. Exercise and breath deeply.
Coffee increases heart contractions and slightly increases blood pressure. However, one must bear in mind that continuous doses cause irritability of the coronary nerves, which causes tachycardia and alterations of the heartbeat (arrhythmia). Caffeine, by increasing the level of adrenaline in the blood, predisposes the body to heart attacks.
Drinking lots of coffee can also give you a higher level of homocysteine which can lead to heart disease. An increase in LDL cholesterol or bad cholesterol has also been shown, but its hard to know whether this will lead to a heart attack or not. Cafestol is found in coffee and also thought to increase cholesterol in European brews that boil the beans in water. American coffee made through filtering or percolation is less likely to give this effect.