Below we discuss coffee, caffeine and health. Are you interested in tasting the worlds lowest caffeine coffee, or the world's original coffee?
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Yirgacheffe has been found to have is the lowest caffeine content coffee in the world. With only 0.4% in bean from. The coffee
(like most our coffees) is grown 2000m above see level in the shade of highland forests in the Yirgacheffe area of the Sidama province
Limu is the most natural coffee your can buy. The coffees from Limu are from the original forests where coffee was found. It is
the only true Heuristic typica Arabica, and hence is the only truly natural coffee. At least 40% of the crop is picked by
hand by the substance farmers in the Western Province of Ethiopia
With many years of experience behind us as coffee drinkers we started reading more and more
about the bad wrap coffee seems to have got, with no one standing by it side. So we collect
references that show that coffee is mostly good for you, good for your liver, good
to assist the glucose intolerant, good for you if you are susceptable to Parkinson's...
Some Web References
Below are some articles we have found published on the health aspects of coffee:
Here is a list of foods and beverages that we were told to keep away from, and guess what those recommendations
were wrong read more...
There is significant authoritative scientific information available
to support the fact that drinking coffee in moderation has many positive effects
on our health and well being".
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Coffee and Type 2
Coffee Could Help Keep Diabetes Away - "The researchers found that women who
drank more than six cups a day of any type of coffee were 22 percent less likely
to develop type 2 diabetes, the kind that occurs in adult life, compared to those
who avoided coffee"
Will add more as they are found, or Contact us and send us one to put here...
A cup of black coffee has zero fat and only a couple of calories, however add milk, cream or sugar and
For reference we have listed some details on how many calories, carbohydrates
(carbs), fat and cholestrol, each variety has. The source of these fats: Coffee Association of Canada
Full Cream Milk
Half & Half
Check the chemistry or bio-chemistry
Coffee has a number of trace minerals (Thiamin, Niacin, Folate, Phosphorus, Magnesium, Manganese) and
is a good source of Potassium, Pantothenic Acid and Riboflavin. A 180ml cup of brewed coffee may
contain 2 to 4 milligrams of Sodium, that saidmost of the sodium content comes from the water used to
brew the coffee.
The chemical component of coffee that has caused all the commotion is
3,7- dihydro-1,3,7-trimethyl-1H-purine-2,6-dione. The more commonly used technical name
is 1,3,7-trimethylxanthine. Both names describe the chemical structure of the caffeine molecule.
This molecule is one of many (over 700) within a typical cup of coffee. The acid in
the stomach is unable to break down the caffeine molecule which means that one-sixth of a dose
of caffeine is absorbed through the blood vessels in the stomach, and most of
the remainder is absorbed through the wall of the duodenum, the first section
of the small intestine. The next stop for the caffeine molecule is the liver, then the heart
and brain. The importance of this is that it takes 30 to 60 min before it is in your system,
so it is not an instant pick me up.
Since Caffeine is relatively insoluble in fat, it does not accumulate in body fat, it is a
use it or loose it chemical and its half life is dependent on a body weight and how
efficient (i.e. healthy) a person’s body is. Starting with an efficient body the half life of
the caffeine molecule is 2 hours and the longest the half life is, is 10 hours. The liver
metabolizes caffeine each time blood containing caffeine passes through it (this may be why
of liver disease is reduced for coffee drinkers). Caffeine removed from the blood is
replaced by more caffeine returning from the body's other fluids. This process continues until
eventually all of the caffeine has been metabolized by the liver. This means that within a
maximum of 12 hours all caffeine is removed from your system.
Since caffeine enters the blood stream it is capable of affecting almost every part of the body.
For each person the side effects will vary in intensity, however as a guide these are the recognized
possible side effects of having coffee in your blood stream:
Some studies have found a statistically insignificant increase in heart rate in
some subjects, while others have had an initial decrease in heart rate plus an increase.
Caffeine heightens the part of the brain that responds to carbon dioxide levels
in the blood causing increased rate breathing, and since it strengthens the action
of the diaphragm the breaths can be deeper too.
Another know side effect is that caffeine causes fats to move from bodily deposits
into the bloods, if taken between meals, and if taken with meals increases the rate
in which food is transformed to usable energy (why it is band in sports), good for
losing weight and exercising
The temperature-regulating centres of the body are stimulated by caffeine, which
consecutively produces an increase in body temperature. To sustain this change,
energy that might have been deposited as fat is used, even if the body is at rest
a greater amount of food is burned
Caffeine increases the mobility of sperm thereby enhancing fertilization
There has been one scientific experiment that found that the molecule caffeine is a stimulant, and as
such has some side effects when administered directly to a pregnant mother rat.
Since that original study done in the 1960's, a significant number of studies have been
done scientific and medical institutions that have proven links between coffee and health improvement.
These links are thought to be caused by the other over 700 molecules (including the anti-oxidents)
found in coffee. It must be remembered that coffee is essentially a member of the fruit family
There has is also some research pointing to the fact that the
decaffeination proccess adds more
harmfull chemicals than it removes (depending on the process used)
One thing is for sure: that most of the research done finds hand-picked, properly
roasted, properly brewed Arabica-based coffees have significantly less caffeine than
the standard coffees that are available on every street corner. See:
Stimulants have received a lot of bad press mostly because of what is call the stimulant
cycle. The best way to check if you are caught in a stimulant cycle is to give up
all stimulants for about a week. So what are they?
Caffeine - so no coffee, tea, cola, chocolate, Red Bulls or similar
Sugar - so no sweets, no jams, no sauces with sugar (e.g. ketchup or tomato sauce)
etc, no liquid medicines. Refined Sugar is VERY unhealthy for you. Some believe it should
carry a surgeon generals warning
Hi GI foods - this is an interesting one. You will need to check a local list,
but basically white flour-based (bread pasta etc) products and items like short-grained
Fatty foods - no French fries, no crisps, nothing that has seen oil of any type.
We are programmed to love these foods. Did you know that a grilled burger has more fat than a
Over-the-counter medicines - the majority of addicts rely on over the counter medicine
Illegal substances (illegal in most countries that is)
WOW Can you do it for a week, or perhaps 3 days? If by day three you are
experiencing fatigue or have headaches, you have a stimulant problem. I would suggest
you consult a dietician or a good holistic diet book.
Personally once you understand that the stimulant cycle is about 2 - 4 hours, and you
have cleansed you body by removing the above from you diet (obviously you first
speak to your doctor) then my advice is keep away from them until you have been
awake at least for 2 hours, and had a non-stimulant-based breakfast. Then you may
start a cycle but it is not perpetuating
There is a lot of literature to read on this, but "6 Weeks to Superhealth" (by Patrick
Holford) for me was an interesting read. I have found that once the cycle is broken,
I can drink coffee. So for example wake up at 06:00 and you can should only have your first
cup of coffee at 9:00
I will say though that I am neither a doctor nor diatician, I only know what has
worked for me. If I follow the "9 o'clock" rule I find that the cycle does not
dominate my living style. And I regularaly check this by removing stimulants from
my diet and seeing if the cycle has started - Warren Machanik