Coffee is a beloved beverage all around the world. Whether you’re an early bird who needs a cup of joe to start your day, or you’re a night owl who needs a late-night energy boost, it can be a refreshing pick-me-up. Not only does it provide energy, but it also has many health benefits. Recent studies have shown that drinking coffee can reduce the risk of certain diseases, such as type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s, and some types of cancer. It is also full of antioxidants, which can help protect your body from free radical damage. Additionally, it can help you focus and stay alert. With so many types available, you can find a flavor that suits your taste. From light and smooth to dark and bold, there is something for everyone. Whether you prefer a classic cup of drip or something more fascinating like a latte or cappuccino, the possibilities are endless. Coffee has been a part of our lives for centuries, and it shows no signs of slowing down. So, why not enjoy a cup of it today and reap its many benefits?
Coffee Nutrition Facts and Calories Chart
Coffee is a beverage that is low in calories and fat, and provides minimal amounts of nutrients. A cup of black coffee contains just 2 calories and 0 grams of fat. It also provides small amounts of potassium, magnesium, and niacin. Coffee does not contain any carbohydrates, fiber, sugar, protein, or vitamins. Nutritional value per 100 g roasted coffee beans powder:
- Biotin: 0 µg
- Calcium: 11 mg
- Carbohydrates (Carbs): 4.3 g
- Chloride: 10 mg
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Choline: 8.2 mg
- Chromium: 1.3 µg
- Copper: 0.2 mg
- Dietary Fiber: 1.3 g
- Energy (Calories): 8 kcal
- Fat: 0.3 g
- Iodine: 0 µg
- Iron: 0.7 mg
- Magnesium: 17 mg
- Manganese: 0.2 mg
- Molybdenum: 0.9 µg
- Pantothenic Acid: 0.2 mg
- Phosphorus: 34 mg
- Potassium: 104 mg
- Protein: 0.9 g
- Saturated fat: 0.1 g
- Selenium: 0.1 µg
- Sodium: 5 mg
- Sugars: 0 g
- Vitamin A: 0 µg
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 0.1 mg
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): 0.1 mg
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 0.4 mg
- Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): 0.2 mg
- Vitamin B6: 0.1 mg
- Vitamin B9 (Folate / Folic Acid): 8 µg
- Vitamin B12: 0 µg
- Vitamin C: 0.2 mg
- Vitamin D: 0 µg
- Vitamin E: 0.2 mg
- Vitamin K: 0 µg
- Water: 2.3 g
- Zinc: 0.3 mg
Black vs Milk Coffee
Milk coffee is coffee that has been mixed with milk or cream, usually in the form of steamed milk or cream. This type is usually sweeter and richer in taste than black coffee. Black type is simply beans or grounds brewed with hot water. It has a more bitter, intense flavor than milk coffee. Milk coffee offers more health benefits than black variety. It contains more nutrients and antioxidants than black coffee, including calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, and B vitamins. Milk coffee also contains casein, a protein which can help slow the rate of digestion and provide sustained energy. It can also help reduce the risk of heart disease, obesity, and diabetes. Black coffee, on the other hand, is high in caffeine and has been linked to increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes.
Coffee In India
Different types of coffee are preferred in various parts of the world. Arabica coffee is produced mostly in South and Central America, particularly Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Guatemala, while robusta coffee is produced mainly by African countries such as the Ivory Coast, Uganda, Angola and so forth. In the U.S., Colombian and Central American coffees are preferred over Brazilian and African coffees.
- Scientific Binomial: Coffea arabica
- Common English: Arabian or Mountain coffee
- Unani: Kahvaa
- Sanskrit: Rajapiluh
- Hindi / Urdu: Kafi
- Marathi: Kaphe
- Tamil: Kaapi / Bannu
- Kannada: Bunna
- Malayalam: Kappi
- Punjabi / Sindhi
Coffee is derived from plants and count as herbal products. It contain caffeine as well as other compounds that may help fend off asthma. Other than caffeine it contains two other major natural anti-asthmatic compounds, theobromine and theophylline, which, along with caffeine, belong to a family of chemicals called xanthines. These chemicals help stop bronchospasms and open constricted bronchial passages. Levels of these anti-asthmatic compounds vary, depending on the strength of the brew and other factors. But in general, a cup of coffee has the highest levels (about 100 milligrams of caffeine per cup). Of course, caffeine and the other anti-asthmatic xanthines are not entirely risk-free. As any Java junkie knows, caffeine can cause insomnia and the jitters. But in their natural state, the anti-asthmatic compounds actually cause fewer side effects than pharmaceutical theophylline.
- It contains that famous stimulant, caffeine. It’s an old favorite for getting rid of that faint feeling.
- For belching, sipping a blistering drink like hot coffee may cause you to gulp lots of air.
- In Japan, people are buried up to their necks in roasted coffee grounds and rub the grounds all over their bodies to shed old dead skin and stimulate circulation. You may try the same thing on a more limited scale with the warm ground rubbed on your face and neck in a rotating fashion. You’ll find your skin will feel like new in a short time.
- In case of asthma, have a strong cup of it. Caffeine is chemically related to theophylline, a standard medication for asthma. It helps open airways.
- Coffee high in caffeine has been considered a sex stimulant in the Arab world for centuries.
- A secret tip to treat bad breath is to chew a coffee bean. This will refresh breath very quickly.
- For headaches, have a cup of strong coffee. Caffeine reduces blood-vessel swelling, and thus can help relieve a headache. This is why caffeine is an ingredient in some extra strength painkillers. However, if you are already a heavy coffee drinker, skip this. Caffeine withdrawal can cause headaches, creating a vicious cycle. OR Try this special coffee said to work wonders. Brew a strong cup of coffee, add the juice of a lemon and drink unsweetened.
- For constipation, have a morning cup of joe. If you’re a java drinker, you may have already discovered that the caffeine in coffee has a bowel loosening effect. It induces a bowel movement by stimulating the colon. Just don’t drink too much of it, caffeine is a diuretic and will eliminate fluid from your body.
Caffeine Free Substitute
- Okra seeds can be roasted and ground to form a caffeine-free substitute for coffee.
- Roasted dandelion root is a well-known and caffeine-free substitute. Grind the roasted root with a few pods of cardamon just before brewing; it’s also tasty with cinnamon and fennel seed.
- Milk thistle is a relative of chicory, which is another substitute. If you’re the gardening type, you can grow your own. The seeds can be roasted, ground and used as a substitute for coffee.
- During the First World War an ersatz coffee was made in Germany from roasted and ground acorns. The drink is still available today. It is tasty, good for those with poor digestion and has little caffeine.
- Endive (Cichorum endiva) roots are often used as a substitute for coffee.
- If you’re a heavy coffee drinker, you might consider replacing two cups of coffee a day with herb tea. Good research suggests that oregano, rosemary, bee balm, lemon balm (also known as melissa), peppermint, sage, spearmint, savory and thyme contain significant levels of antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that neutralize free radicals, naturally occurring oxygen molecules that damage the body and are thought to play a significant role in the aging process.
- Chicory root is frequently used in natural coffee substitutes and added to regular coffee to give it a richer flavor and reduce its caffeine content somewhat. Some people like to dig them self roots, scorch and pulverize them to make a chicory “coffee” and drink two to four cups a day. You don’t need to go to this much trouble. Standardized extracts of the roots are available in herb shops, health food stores and some markets.
- Try rice coffee. To make it, just put 10 tbsps. of raw rice into a slow oven on a cookie sheet and stir frequently with a ladle until it’s well browned, but not burned. Then pass through a mill and store in an airtight container. When using, put the usual amount you would for grounds in a pot or percolator and prepare as you would coffee. But allow the rice to steep in a warm place for at least 30 minutes before serving. Rice coffee is good for relieving the terrible pounding headaches accompanying an alcohol hangover.
Health Risks – Side Effects
Limit your consumption of caffeine during pregnancy. Studies shows that, as little as 163 milligrams of caffeine per day – the amount in one to two cups of brewed coffee – might double the risk of spontaneous abortion. Eliminate coffee if trigger or aggravate canker sores, in your case. Some researches says that, it seems that the caffeine in coffee is bound with some heavy oils, which tend to elevate serum cholesterol levels quite a bit. People with anxiety symptoms may be more sensitive to caffeine than most people, so limit yourself to a single cup of coffee. In case of dry mouth, limit your intake of coffee and other caffeinated drinks, as well as alcohol. These cause you to urinate more frequently, which makes your body lose more fluids.
Q. What is coffee enema? What it is good for?
An occasional coffee enema is good for getting rid of hidden toxins that might lurk somewhere in the colon. It is good for treating chronic, degenerative diseases.
- Fill a hot water bottle two-thirds full of lukewarm, freshly brewed coffee. It should be as strong as possible.
- Next add one-third lukewarm water to which has been added 2 tbsp. of olive oil.
- Spread some newspapers on the bathroom floor.
- Affix the hot water bottle somewhere towards the top half of the door, making sure you have attached the long hose and closed the end of the syringe beforehand so water doesn’t run out.
- Then lay down on your back, bending both legs at the knees and spreading them apart some distance.
- Lubricate the syringe with a little petroleum jelly to make insertion easier and less painful.
- Gently work the syringe into your rectum with one hand, while at the same time using the other hand to pull one cheek of your gluteus maximus aside.
- Once the syringe is all the way in, you may then bring your upraised knees and legs together a little and release the control stem just above the syringe on the hose.
- Water will commence to flow into your bowels, but you should keep your fingers on top of the control stem in case the water needs to be quickly shut off for some reason.
- It’s a good idea to permit the water to enter in short spurts, rather than in longer moments, by pressing down and then releasing the control stem every 10 seconds or so.
- This way more water can safely enter the colon without causing undue discomfort.
- Only take in that amount of water which your bowels can adequately handle with minimum pain.
Even though its easy and effective, we recommend to take doctors advice before trying for first time.