Top 5 Healthy Compounds in Coffee

Top 5 healthy compounds in coffee

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Coffee contains a variety of compounds that are associated with health benefits. Some of the most well-known compounds include:

1. Caffeine

Caffeine is a natural stimulant that can improve focus, concentration, and alertness. Studies have also suggested that caffeine can improve physical performance and endurance, and may also help to reduce the risk of certain diseases such as type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease and liver cancer.

2. Chlorogenic acids

These are a group of antioxidants that are found in coffee. Studies have suggested that chlorogenic acids may help to lower blood pressure, improve blood sugar control, and reduce the risk of certain types of cancer.

3. Trigonelline

This compound is found in green coffee beans, and it is converted into nicotinic acid (vitamin B3) when roasted. This compound is also associated with reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes.

4. Melanoidins

These are compounds that are formed during the roasting of coffee. They are associated with reducing the risk of liver disease and certain types of cancer.

5. Cafestol and kahweol

These compounds are found in coffee oils and are associated with reducing the risk of certain types of cancer and heart disease.

Bonus: Coffee also contains minerals such as magnesium and potassium.

It's important to note that the health benefits of coffee are still being studied, and to be mindful that excessive caffeine intake can increase anxiety and insomnia. Additionally, adding sugar to coffee can negatively impact the positive health benefits. We recommend one or 2 cups a day and to avoid drinking coffee in the afternoon or evening.


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