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Saturday, May 4, 2013

7 Amazing Substances In Healthy Coffee #CoffeeWorld

7 Amazing Substances In Healthy Coffee #CoffeeWorld

Is the term healthy coffee an oxymoron? While this beverage is one of the most popular ones in the world, you might be surprised at the various healthy substances that it contains. So before choosing your next beverage, consider some of the good stuff contained in coffee:

1. Acetylmethylcarbinol

See if you can repeat this word 10 times, without goofing up. Acetylmethylcarbinol is what gives coffee its full, buttery flavor. In fact, it's also what gives (real) butter its taste.

2. 2-Ethylphenol

What are ethyl's and phenol's? A phenol is a compound that is chemically active, and is found throughout nature-and particularly in plants such as those producing coffee beans. Clinical studies have shown that certain phenols have characteristics that can be beneficial to one's health. Meanwhile, ethyl is a compound that contains two atoms of carbon and five atoms of hydrogen.

3. Caffeine

You might want to think twice before choosing a cup of decaf. Caffeine often has bad connotations, because it creates images of jittery people who drank half a kettle of coffee-and are practically bouncing off the walls.

But it turns out that caffeine can actually be one of the substances in a piping-hot cup of healthy coffee. According to clinical studies, caffeine has several benefits. It can improve your physical and mental performance. Caffeine also boosts your metabolism, which is a big plus if you want to lose weight. Furthermore, it turns out that caffeine may also help to reduce the symptoms of conditions such as headaches, and the risks of diseases such as Parkinson's disease. Of course, the key is to drink your caffeinated coffee in moderation.

4. Dicaffeoylquinic Acid

OK, this acid has a fancy name. But the bottom line is that it's good for your health. When scientists zap neurons with this acid, the cells are majorly protected from damage caused by free-radicals. Since Dicaffeoylquinic Acid functions as an antioxidant, that's definitely a good thing!

5. Niacin

Also known as Vitamin B3, this is something that you should have in your daily diet. In fact, two or three cups of coffee can provide about 50% of the Daily Recommended Allowance.

6. Quinic Acid

If you've ever wondered what makes coffee taste a little sour, it's Quinic Acid. However, it's also important to note the healthy benefits of Quinic Acid. In fact, it's used for a variety of different types of medications, such as those used to treat strains of influenza A and influenza B. Something that's used to battle nasty flu bugs must be a good thing, right?

It turns out that coffee isn't as unhealthy as the mass media often advertises it to be. In fact, a cup of java can actually be good for you!

Source: John Kirzno