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Magic of black coffee, tastes bitter, but benefits are sweet

The Hush Post: Black coffee or espresso implies coffee without sugar, cream, and milk. Not many people are used to drinking black coffee, once you start having it, you’ll have more than one reason to continue drinking it. Black coffee is simply a combination of coffee and water with no milk. So, preparing it is simple, it tastes better with roasted whole beans grounded into a coarse powder and then filtered. Let the water boil, switch off the burner, let it stand for 30 sec over the grounded coffee, sieve and you ‘re ready with your cuppa coffee.

Black coffee is your single largest source of antioxidants. It is a source of Vitamin B2, B3, B5, Manganese, Magnesium and Potassium.

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Coffee ‘cherries’ which contain two seeds, the so-called “coffee beans”, are found on small shrubs or small trees plants.

If you are regular coffee drinker, consuming it black is the best option for weight loss. Black coffee is calorie-free, it’s the cream and sugar that adds to its bad content.

Unlike drinking alcohol every day, black coffee actually improves the functioning of your liver. It lowers the level of harmful liver enzymes in the blood.

When you drink coffee, the caffeine travels into your digestive system, then into your blood stream, and eventually to your brain (this takes roughly 30-45 minutes). In the brain it blocks one of your inhibitory neurotransmitters which boosts other neurotransmitters (norepinephrine and dopamine), which cause neurons in the brain to fire more rapidly, so it boosts memory, which is helpful to teenager students and also keeps away diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Black coffee keeps you away from Parkinson’s which is associated with a drop in dopamine. Caffeine boosts dopamine levels in the brain.

Coffee’s a diuretic, which means drinking coffee will make you urinate more frequently, so it keeps your system cleansed. The body will flush out harmful bacteria and viruses this way.

It makes you feel calmer during stress because it changes the composition of a protein in the brain which is associated with stress, specifically the one associated with sleep deprivation.

Caffeine prior to physical activity increases vigour and decreases fatigue. It increases epinephrine levels in blood, which prepare your body for physical stress. So gym trainers usually advise regular gym hitters to drink black coffee before a workout. It breaks down stored body fat and releases fat cells into the bloodstream in the form of free fatty acids which are used as fuel for strenuous physical activity.

Apart from a few drawbacks like causing insomnia, raising cholesterol temporarily, it doesn’t do much harm except if had too much during pregnancy or otherwise. Moderation  is the key– 4-6 cups of coffee a day are OK.

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