Chemical Content On Coffee and Health Benefits

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Ingredients of Active and Chemical In Coffee
Coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted coffee beans, which are the seeds of berries from the Coffea plant. The genus Coffea is native to tropical Africa and Madagascar, the Comoros, Mauritius, and RĂ©union in the Indian Ocean. The plant was exported from Africa to Arabia and to countries around the world.
Coffee is a world-famous stimulant: 4 out of 5 Americans drink coffee, spending more than 400 million cups a day. In Scandinavia it consumes more than 12kg (26lb) per capita. With more than 25 million people employed in the industry, coffee ranks second in world trade after petroleum.


Useful Coffee Beans

1. Caffeine

Caffeine is found in some leaf and fruit seeds of some plants, coffee is one of the most caffeine-containing plants in the world, caffeine is classified as a drug and is acknowledged to be safe in certain doses, exceeding the prescribed dose will lead to dependence, in consumption Chronic caffeine can cause diseases such as cancer and sleep disorders.

The mechanism of action of caffeine substances in the body competes with the function of adenosine in our bodies. Adenosine itself is a compound contained in brain cells functioning to make people quickly fall asleep. The content of caffeine can slow the movement of the body's cells so that the body is not easily tired and sleepy and appear fresh feeling, eyes wide open, faster heartbeat, increased blood pressure.

2. Water

Water or H2O is an inseparable part of coffee, this chemical content of coffee is an important part of the body, because 70% of the body is water and although the water content in coffee is sometimes not used (drying in coffee beans) but the water content in coffee is part of the chemical compound of coffee.

3. Ethyphenol

This one substance may be foreign to us, but this substance is like a special aroma in coffee, this substance is similar to tar and contains pheromone.

4. Quinic Acid

Sour taste in coffee is determined on the amount of this substance, the amount of quinic acid in coffee sometimes vary in number, this substance is used in medical science as the ingredient of flu drug preparation.

5. Dicaffeoylquinic Acid

This substance is one of the antioxidant substances that can counteract free radicals. Although the levels of antioxidants in coffee beans are not as many as other medicinal plants, but coffee is one of the most widely consumed antioxidant suplemener in the world.

6. Dimethyl Disulfide

In coffee beans that are still green or not dried and roasted, the content of these compounds including many compounds, this substance is what makes human feces smells, similar to sulfur compounds.

7. Acetylmethylcarbinol

One substance is a substance that makes coffee tasty on the tongue, this substance is found in butter.


Substance produced by E. coli bacteria is a bacterium that makes things become rotten, this substance is the result of decay of the bacteria.

9. Trigonelline

This one substance is a substance that can protect the teeth, although sometimes a coffee drinker rather black his teeth, but this substance that makes the teeth drinkers are not easily perforated.

10. Niacin

This substance is a compound that is less good for the body, because these compounds can absorb vitamins in the body, while vitamins are needed for the body processes in the body, therefore drinking coffee only recommended at most 2-3 times a day.


Drinking coffee regularly in accordance with the portion can maximize the work of the brain better. The content of antioxidants contained in coffee can counteract damage to brain cells and help neural networks to work better. The caffeine in coffee works very well as a stimulant in our body. It can stimulate our senses and increase the rate of metabolism. It improves the ability to concentrate, overcome mood swings and even depression.

Do not let you drink coffee excessively because it will cause harmful side effects to our body. In conclusion, simply consume 2 cups of coffee a day to get maximum health benefits.


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