|For the coffee enthusiast, know the maximum limit intake of coffee every day.|
Talk about coffee, of course can not be separated with the culture of Indonesian people who are already accustomed to consuming coffee since ancient times. Coffee has also been so urban lifestyle. Accompany the start of the opening day, to be 'friends' late night.
This coffee drinking habit is not without risk. Caffeine is known to trigger health problems. But the benefits of coffee is also abundant.
"Coffee actually has so many benefits, but people think coffee is dangerous to health. Fact that since taking it the wrong way," said Heri Setiadi, a coffee expert VIVAlife when found in the "Coffee Experience" at Caffe La Tazza, SCBD, Jakarta .
For the enthusiast who usually consume drinks coffee black, know how healthy coffee following.
- Limit consumption
Safe limit daily caffeine intake of no more than 600 ml, equivalent to 4 cups of black coffee arabica (180ml). If you habitually consume Robusta coffee which has caffeine levels are two times higher than arabica, then simply consume 2 cups of robusta coffee (180 ml) each day.
- Consumption of coffee without sugar and milk
The coffee itself actually has a series of health benefits for the body. Precisely the addition of excessive sugar and milk are harmful to the body. Coffee actually has a sweet taste in it without the addition of sugar.
You can choose the natural flavor of the coffee to taste, because Indonesia has the characteristic flavor of coffee different. Aceh Gayo coffee for example, has a slightly spicy taste like spices, whereas coffee Toraja and Bali Kintamani is fruity. Then there are also coffee Papua chocolate taste. If you want a coffee with a naturally sweet taste, you can choose the Java coffee.
- Identify Caffeine Content
After knowing the dose and the response of the body, it helps us to know the content of caffeine in the products we consume often. Coffee lest the recommended dose has been reached, but we still consume other products containing caffeine to feel the ill effects of coffee. Some other products that need to be considered caffeine content such as: soft drinks, candy coffee, tea, chocolate, headache medicine.
Ways of processing (roasting and brewing) also affect caffeine content in coffee. For example, a study shows, a cup of coffee at Starbucks contains on average 259 mg of caffeine compared to coffee with the type and size of the same cup at Dunkin Donuts which only contains 149 mg of caffeine.
From other studies, decaf coffee (coffee without caffeine) for those who are obese because it can increase HDL ("good" cholesterol) of approximately 50%. Whereas in those who are not obese can actually lower HDL cholesterol can increase the risk of heart disease.
- Get to know the condition of the body
It is important for you to know the limits of daily coffee consumption. This is because each person has a different resistance to caffeine contained in coffee.
Sport is a major factor in maintaining a healthy body. One trick that you can still eat your favorite coffee every day and stay healthy is to exercise regularly.
- Eat first
Each coffee has a different level of acidity. Therefore, it is important for you to consume foods before drinking coffee. Drinking coffee in the morning on an empty stomach can cause stomach bloating if excessive can make you feel nauseous.