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What is it?

Coffee is a drink obtained from the coffee beans, these beans are roasted in which you get the powder and mix with hot water, but also, some people consume it ice cream. This is originated in Ethiopia and used in various preparations such as drinks, sweets and cakes.

What’s the coffee for?

It consists of one of the most consumed beverages in the world and pleases the most different palates. In addition, its consumption provides a state of alertness, increasing the state of vigilance and release of substance-sensitive hormones. Moreover, the caffeine present in coffee acts in addition to the central nervous system, acting on muscles and adipocytes, in addition to anti-inflammatory actions, although studies are still controversial regarding this last action.

How does coffee work?

It has proven stimulating action due to the presence of caffeine in its composition, composed of xanine alkaloide. In addition to caffeine, it has water, vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, sodium, calcium and potassium.

When do you need to supplement?

The average coffee consumption is about 3 to 4 cups per day, which corresponds to 173 billion cups per year. Studies show that every 200 mL there are about 80 to 140 mg of caffeine. Thus, caffeine supplementation is widely used in sport because it is an ergogenic resource that helps in improving performance. However, its consumption should be avoided by pregnant women and people with heart disease.


Coffee and its benefits:
RAMALHO, Maria Eduarda Oliverio; SOARES, Maria Nathalia. Coffee and its benefits. Technological Interface Magazine, v. 15, n. 1, p. 285-292, 2018.

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