Coffee, like other beverages, is a mixture of
numerous substances that can have beneficia
l effects if consumed correctly and in moderation.
Depending on the particular characteristics of the
individual consumer (age, metabolism, weight,
nervous and cardiovascular system), between
two and five cups of coffee can be drunk per day.
The composition of coffee is quite complex, with
more than two thousand substances in varying
quantities, according to the type of coffee and
Thanks to the presence of the alkaloid caffeine,
coffee can have a significant analgesic effect on
the human body. Caffeine is in fact used in the
preparation of certain pharmaceutical products
that can be purchased without a prescription to
soothe the pain of minor injuries.
Research conducted at the Centro per la Cura
delle Cefalee of Parma (Italy) and the John
Hopkins University of Baltimore (USA) have
shown that coffee plays an important role in the
prevention of migraine.
Many studies confirm the anti-oxidant properties
of coffee, which contains flavonoid substances
that inhibit the action of free radicals, thereby
helping to prevent tumours related to the ageing
Coffee favours peristalsis and digestion, with a
normalising effect on intestinal functions.
GIVES VIGOUR AND ENERGY
Coffee increases energy metabolism during the
hours following ingestion without modifying total
REDUCES THE RISK OF GALL STONES
Coffee has a stimulant effect on the gallbladder
and increases the secretion of pancreatic juices.
It also has a protective and preventive effect
against the risk of gall stones.
In relatively high doses, coffee can help prevent
the onset of asthma attacks.
Coffee has been found to increase attention and
reduce fatigue during endurance sports.
RICH IN PRECIOUS SUBSTANCES
Coffee contains three important dietary elements:
potassium, magnesium and fluoride.