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Beneficiile si riscurile consumului de cafea/The benefits and risks of coffee consumption

Buna dimineata dragi cititori si bloggeri!

Ma gandeam in aceasta dimineata la cat de importanta este cafeaua. Cu totii suntem obisnuiti cu ea, de indata ce deschidem ochii, pe langa rutina de dimineata, cafeaua ocupa primul loc.

Daca in copilarie, gustul amar al cafelei si mirosul neobisnuit ne facea sa strambam din nasuc, astazi nu mai este asa.

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Efectele benefice ale consumului de cafea

         De indata ce simtim mirosul de cafea proaspat preparata, simturile incep a se dezmorti, si incepe dulce-amara trezire. Pupilele ni se dilata la contactul papilelor gustative cu acel lichid, in timp ce in organism are loc o adevarata lupta. Cofeina, sau drogul existent in cafea actioneaza la nivel chimic asupra corpului uman;

  • Cofeina, considerat drog psihotrop (PSIHOTRÓP, -Ă, psihotropi, -e, adj., s. n. (Medicament) cu acțiune asupra psihicului. – Din fr. psychotrope) usor pentru om, actioneaza ca stimulent. Pe langa cofeina, cafeaua mai contine si un alt agent chimic, de origine necunoscuta ce stimuleaza productia de cortizon si adrenalina (hormoni de stimulare);
  • Pe langa savoarea si aroma ce o confera in fiecare dimineata, cafeaua contribuie la reducerea bolilor precum Alzheimer si Dementa (fapt dovedit de studii);
  • Cafeaua – prieten al vezicii biliare-> Conduce la o incidenta mai mica a calculilor biliare si a bolilor vezicii biliare atat la barbati cat si la femei;
  • Risc redus al bolii Parkinson. Cafeaua inceteaza dezvoltarea acestei boli;
  • Performante cognitive. Cafeaua se recomanda persoanelor ce au probleme cu memoria;
  • Cofeina prezenta in cafea sporeste eficienta de absorbtie gastro-intestinala a analgezicelor, in special la persoanele ce sufera de migrene, actionand asupra vaselor de sange cerebrale. De aceea in unele medicamente, cofeina este introdusa ca si ingredient (Ex. Caffetin);
  • Antidiabetic – Cafeaua poate reduce riscurile de aparitie a diabetului;
  • Protectia ficatului – Cafeaua poate reduce incidenta de ciroza hepatica;
  • Previne cancerul – Consumul de cafea poate reduce cancerul oral, de esofag si faringian, de asemenea reduce si cancerul de prostata;
  • Reduce riscul de boli cardiovasculare – Cafeaua impreuna cu aportul de cafeina din alte surse alimentare,  aduce un risc redus de moarte din cauza bolilor cardiovasculare.
  • Puternic laxativ – Cafeaua este un stimulent pentru peristaltism (PERISTALTÍSM s. n. Mișcare de contracție (urmată de o relaxare periodică) a musculaturii stomacului și intestinului, care se propagă sub formă de unde și face ca alimentele să fie împinse de-a lungul tubului digestiv; p. ext. mișcare de același tip a altor structuri anatomice tubulare; spec. mișcare de contracție a mușchilor inimii, care se propagă ondulatoriu. – Din fr. péristaltisme) si reduce constipatia. 
  • Efect antioxidant – Cafeaua contine: polifenoli, acizi hidroxilici, flavonoizi, antocianine. Acestia poseda efecte antioxidante si de reducere a deteriorarii celulelor cu potential oxidativ. Substanta cu efect special anticancerigen – insa doar presupusa – este metilpiridina.
  • Prevenirea cariilor dentare – Taninul din cafea poate reduce potentialul cariogen al alimentelor.
  • Guta – Consumul de cafea duce la prevenirea aparitiei gutei in special la barbatii de peste 40 de ani.

        De cealalta partea a „taberei” se afla efectele negative ale consumului de cafea. Riscurile consumului indelungat ale acestei bauturi sunt:

  • Dependenta de cafea;
  • Cancer – Cu toate ca precizam in beneficiile consumului de cafea, ca aceasta bautura reduce aparitia cancerului, s-a raportat totusi prezenta a peste 1000 de substante chimice in cafeaua prajita dintre care 19 sunt cunoscute ca agenti cancerigeni.
  • Probleme gastro-intestinale – Cafeaua este interzisa cu desavarsire persoanelor cu probleme gastro-intestinale precum gastrita, colita si ulcer;
  • Efecte psihologice – stari precum: emotii, nervozitate si bataiala (BÂȚÂIÁLĂ, bâțâieli, s. f. Tremur nervos al mâinilor, al picioarelor, al capului. [Pr.: -țâ-ia-] – Bâțâi + suf. -eală) sunt caracteristice persoanelor ce au consumat prea multa cafea. De asemenea, in cazul intreruperii consumului de cafea sunt prezente stari precum: anxietate, iritabilitate.
  • Insomnie – In cazul consumului repetat si indelungat se pot prezenta stari de insomnie, chiar si narcolepsie (NARCOLEPSÍE s. f. Acces brusc manifestat printr-o nevoie irezistibilă de a dormi. – Din fr. narcolepsie);
  • Colesterol – In urma testelor efectuate, cofeina moleculele cafestol si kahweol, ce se regasesc numai in boabele de cafea, ridica nivelul lipoproteinelor cu densitate mica din organismul uman. Aceasta crestere este un indicator care ne arata ca cresterea colesterolului se intampla si din cauza consumului de cafea.
  • Tensiunea arteriala – Cofeina este implicata in cresterea riscului de hipertensiune arteriala.
  • Efecte asupra persoanei gravide – Cafeaua poate afecta sarcina in proportii minime.
  • Anemia feripriva – Pe care, din pacate o posed si eu, se datoreaza consumului ridicat de cafea, si interfereaza cu absorbtia de fier.
  • Interactiunea cu medicamentele – Cofeina in combinatie cu unele medicamente poate afecta ficatul si functionarea acestuia.

Toate aceste beneficii si riscuri sunt concluzionate de catre teste si persoane autorizate.

Concluzii

      In principal cafeaua este o bautura buna pentru consum atata timp cat este moderat. O cantitate medie sau minima pe zi nu numai ca ne imbunatateste starea de spirit dar ne confera si productivitate, atentie si memorie mai calitativa.

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English version

Good morning dear readers and bloggers!

I was thinking this morning about the importance of coffee. We are all accustomed to it, as soon as we open our eyes, besides morning routine, coffee occupies the first place.

If, in childhood, the bitter taste of coffee and unusual smell make us crook from the nose, today is no longer so.

The beneficial effects of coffee consumption

As soon as we feel the smell of freshly prepared coffee, the senses begin to twist, and start the bittersweet awakening. Our pupils dilate to touch the taste buds with that liquid, while a real fight takes place in the body. Caffeine, or the existing drug in coffee acts chemically on the human body;

Caffeine, considered a psychotropic drug (PSIHOTRÓP, -Ă, psihotropi, -e, adj., S. (Medication) with action on the psyche – From psychotrope) easy for man, acts as an incentive. In addition to caffeine, coffee also contains another chemical agent of unknown origin that stimulates the production of cortisone and adrenaline (stimulation hormones);
Besides the flavor and aroma that gives it every morning, coffee contributes to reducing diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Dementia (proven by studies);
Caffeine – a friend of the gall bladder -> Leads to a lower incidence of biliary calculi and gall bladder disease in both men and women;
Reduced risk of Parkinson’s disease. Coffee stops developing this disease;
Cognitive performance. Coffee is recommended for people with memory problems;
Caffeine in coffee increases the effectiveness of gastrointestinal absorption of analgesics, especially in people who suffer from migraines, acting on cerebral blood vessels. Therefore, in some medicines, caffeine is introduced as an ingredient (eg Caffetin);
Antidiabetic – Coffee can reduce the risk of developing diabetes;
Liver protection – Coffee can reduce the incidence of cirrhosis of the liver;
Prevents cancer – Coffee consumption can reduce oral, esophageal and pharyngeal cancer, also reduces prostate cancer;
Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease – Coffee along with caffeine intake from other food sources, brings a low risk of death from cardiovascular disease.
Strong laxative – Coffee is an incentive for peristalsis (PERISTALTÍSM sn A contraction movement (followed by a periodic relaxation) of the muscles of the stomach and intestine, which propagates in the form of waves and causes the food to be pushed along the digestive tract; Extreme movement of the same type of other tubular anatomical structures, speculation of the contraction of the muscles of the heart, which propagates swelling, and reduces constipation.
Antioxidant effect – Coffee contains: polyphenols, hydroxyl acids, flavonoids, anthocyanins. They have antioxidant effects and reduce damage to potentially oxidative cells. The substance with a special anticancer effect – but only supposedly – is methylpyridine.
Preventing tooth decay – Coffee tannin can reduce the cariogenic potential of food.
Gout – Coffee consumption leads to prevention of gout, especially in men over 40 years of age.

On the other side of the „camp” were the negative effects of coffee consumption. The long-term consumption risks of this drink are:

Coffee addiction;
Cancer – Although we mention the benefits of coffee consumption, this drink reduces the appearance of cancer, however, the presence of over 1,000 chemicals in fried coffee has been reported, of which 19 are known as carcinogens.
Gastrointestinal problems – Coffee is forbidden to people with gastrointestinal problems such as gastritis, colitis and ulcer;
Psychological effects – states such as: emotions, nervousness and beatings (NERVOUS THREAT OF HANDS, HEADS) are characteristic of people they used too much coffee. Also, in the case of discontinuation of coffee consumption, states such as: anxiety, irritability are present.
Insomnia – With repeated and long-term use, insomnia, even narcolepsy can occur (NARCOLEPSÍE s., Sudden access manifested by an irresistible need to sleep).
Cholesterol – Caffeine and kahweol molecules, found in coffee beans alone, increase the level of low-density lipoproteins in the human body. This increase is an indicator that shows that increasing cholesterol also happens because of coffee consumption.
Blood Pressure – Caffeine is involved in increasing the risk of hypertension.
Effects on the pregnant person – Coffee can affect the pregnancy in minimal proportions.
Iron-deficiency anemia – Which I unfortunately have is due to high coffee consumption, and interferes with iron uptake.
Interaction with medicines – Caffeine in combination with some medicines may affect the liver and its functioning.

All these benefits and risks are concluded by tests and authorized persons!!

Conclusions

Coffee is mainly a good drink for consumption as long as it is moderate. An average or minimum amount per day not only improves our mood but also gives us more productivity, attention and memory.

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