More  and  more  research  is   emerging  to  suggest that  there  may  be several health benefits associated with drinking  this dark black beverage, from helping prevent diabetes to  lowering the risk of liver disease or even heart diseases.
                          
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A perfect cup of coffee has the ability to fresh your soul and fuels your body so you can take the morning head-on. A dose of caffeine and a satisfying taste aren't the only things coffee can give you. In fact, that cup of java can be good for your health as well. A cup of coffee in the morning may pack more than just an energy boost.


More and more research is emerging to suggest that there may be several health benefits associated with drinking this dark black beverage, from helping prevent diabetes to lowering the risk of liver disease or even heart diseases.


The drinking of coffee goes back centuries. In17th century England the popularity of the drink gave rise to a number of coffee houses which were dubbed 'penny universities', because with one penny a person could buy a cup of coffee and have intellectually stimulating conversations with other people.

Nowadays, with over 400 billion cups consumed every year, coffee is one of the world's most popular drinks. But what makes it special?

Popular Types of Coffee

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There are so many types of coffee you may found in the coffee shops. But 7 of them are the most popular. Here we briefly discussed about the 7 popular coffee drinks :


1. Espresso

Espresso is a strong black coffee made by forcing steam through dark-roast aromatic coffee beans at high pressure in an espresso machine. A perfectly brewed espresso will have a thick, golden-brown crema (foam) on the surface


How to drink it :  Espresso should be taken either on its own or with a small teaspoon of sugar. Having it "short" means that it has less water and is therefore more concentrated, and "long"conversely uses more water and does not taste as strong.


Give a different taste :  Adding a dollop of steamed milk creates an espresso macchiato ("macchiato" means stained or marked). Topping an espresso with whipped cream makes it an espresso conpanna.

 

2. Americano

An Americano is a single shot of espresso added to a cup of hot water. The name is thought to have originated as a bit of an insult to Americans, who had to dilute their espresso when it first gained popularity on this side of the pond.


How to drink it :  Many like to drink it as they would their regular brewed coffee, with milk and/or sugar, but connoisseurs suggest keeping milk to a minimum to get the most flavors from the espresso.


Give a different taste :  Americano is not commonly taken with a twist, but having it "iced" is a great treat on a hot day.

 

3. Cappuccino

This hugely popular coffee drink has become a staple that even the most common of corner coffee shops carries (or at least a version of it). A true cappuccinois a combination of equal parts espresso, steamed milk and milk froth.


How to drink it :  It is common to sprinkle your cappuccino froth with a bit of unsweetened cocoa powder or grated dark chocolate.


Give a different taste Asking for your cap "scuro" (dark) means you want less milk than usual, while "chiaro" (light) means you want more. Iced cappuccino makes a great summer drink, and a "skinny" cappuccino is made with skim or nonfat milk.


 4. Caffe Latte

A caffe latte is a single shot of espresso to three parts of steamed milk.


How to drink it :  Sugar to taste and it is also great for dipping.


Give a different taste :  Not commonly taken with a twist.

 

5. Caf au Lait

This traditional French drink is similar to a caffe latte except that it is made with brewed coffee instead of espresso, in a 1:1 ratio with steamed milk.It is considered a weaker form of caffe latte.


How to drink it :  Sugar to taste and it is also great for dipping.


Give a different taste :  Not commonly taken with a twist.

 

6. Caf Mocha(Mochachino)

This is a cappuccino or a caffe latte with chocolate syrup or powder added.There can be wide variations in exactly how this is prepared.


How to drink it :  Like your "cap," you can top it with cocoa powder or grated chocolate.


Give a different taste :  Garnish with whipped cream.


 7. Caramel Macchiato

This is another variation that is prepared in a number of ways by different coffee houses. The most common method is combining espresso, caramel and foamed milk, though some use steamed milk. Often, vanilla is added to provide extra flavor.


How to drink it :  You can add sugar, but taste it first, as it maybe sweet enough as is.


Give a different tasteDrizzled with caramel sauce, of course. This highly addictive drink needs nothing else to make it a heavenly java experience.

Benefits of Drinking Coffee

In this article we will discuss the top 21 evidence based health benefits of coffee that have been confirmed in actual human studies.

1. Coffee lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke

1. Coffee lowers the risk of heart disease and stroke Human heart

It is often claimed that caffeine can increase blood pressure. This is true, but the effect is small (3-4 mm/Hg) and usually goes away if you drink coffee regularly. However, the effect may persist in some people, so keep that in mind if you have elevated blood pressure.


In fact, there is some evidence that women who drink coffee have a reduced risk of heart disease. Some studies also show that coffee drinkers have a 20% lower risk of stroke.


Researchers have shown that there is no causal relationship between coffee consumption and increased risk of CHD.Another study, besides helping to disprove the myth, has also shown that“habitual moderate coffee drinking was associated with a lower risk of CHD in women.”


Long term consumption of coffee has also been shown to reduce, although moderately, the risk of stroke. Another study pointed out that drinking about five or six cups of coffee a day is associated with the greatest reduction (36%) in stroke risk, and that coffee also contributes to overall reduction of cardiovascular mortality.


However, that same study does point out that drinking more than six cups of coffee a day can result in a loss of these preventative benefits.

2. Coffee is a huge source of antioxidants

2. Coffee is a huge source of antioxidants Antioxidant activity mediated through gene expression

Coffee is probably one of the largest sources of antioxidants in your diet, and you would seriously benefit from including it in your diet.


For people who eat a standard Western diet,coffee may actually be the healthiest aspect of the diet. That’s because coffee contains a massive amount of antioxidants.


In fact, studies show that most people get more antioxidants from coffee than both fruits and vegetables combined.

Antioxidants help to limit chemical called free radicals, which have been associated with cell degeneration as well as a number of deadly diseases. By increasing the amount of antioxidants in your diet you can limit free radicals in the body, and limit your risk to some of these diseases.


A research of the typical Spanish diet found that, by far, coffee was the largest contributor of antioxidants, making up fora whopping 66% of the antioxidant intake.


Other studies have found similar results. One such study compared the antioxidant contribution of coffee to other dietary items, like fruits, vegetables, wine, grains, and tea. It was found that coffee contributes over 600% more antioxidants than the next nearest contributor,fruits.


Coffee is one of the healthiest beverages on the planet-you can say.



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