Monday, April 25, 2011

Hit me Coffee one more time...


1. Caffeine Can Kill You
Don't panic. This can only happen if you drink 80 to 100 cups in a hurry, health experts say. We advise not trying.

2. Coffee Can Be Good For You
Moderately, of course. One to two cups a day appear to be beneficial. Or, if you don't like coffee, try black tea, the second most consumed antioxidant source. Bananas, dry beans, and corn wrap up the top five.

3. Caffeine Might Boost Female Sex Drive
Keyword: Might. It worked on rats anyway. But researchers say in humans, coffee might enhance the sexual experience only among people who are not habitual users. Since I am a regular drinker, I supposed I can't be a good subject to study.

4. Caffeine Might Cut Pain
Moderate doses of caffeine — the equivalent of two cups of coffee— can cut post-gym muscle pain, a small study found. But the research was done on people who were not regular coffee drinkers. This probably works like a painkiller - slow numbing experience. 

5. Caffeine Can Indeed Keep You Up at Night... for some.
Health experts advise avoiding it for 6 hours before bedtime. 15 years back when I was a student, I depended on it to keep me awake nights before exams. Now... it has no such effect anymore. Maybe cause I have coffee blood now, you think?  

6. Decaf Coffee Has Caffeine!
If you drink five to 10 cups of decaffeinated coffee, you could get as much caffeine as from one or two cups of caffeinated coffee, a study found. Might as well don't decaf. Where's the fun in that? 

7. Decaffeination Uses Chemicals
Beans are steamed, so that dissolved caffeine rises to the surface, where it is washed off using an organic solvent called methylene chloride. See? Not good for you. Don't decaf.

8. Caffeine Is Not The Bitter Culprit
Caffeine is not the main bitter compound in coffee. Rather, the pungent perpetrators are antioxidants.

9. Great Coffee Depends on Roasting and Brewing
When it comes to great flavor, coffee chemistry boils down to roasting and brewing. During roasting, oil locked inside the beans begins to emerge at around 400 degrees. The more oil, the stronger the flavor. Caffeine content goes up as the water spends more time in contact with the grounds, so regular coffee often has more of it than espresso or cappuccino. Darker roasts also yield more caffeine. That's the way aha aha I like it aha aha.

10. Coffee Was Discovered by Goats
A millennium ago on a mountainside in Africa, a very frisky and excited herd of goats kept a shepherd up at night after feasting on red coffee berries. The shepherd took his animals' discovery to some monks, and very long prayer sessions ensued. Exorcism... ? It's a good story, anyway.

Have a Caffeinated Monday you all!

Source: Live Science

9 comments:

  1. coffee ala Britney spears la pulak

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  2. thanks for share these :)
    i`m enjoy the cuppa now..have a nice day!

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  3. Dayung, you've been coffeenized. Hehehe..

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  4. I believe in the nine facts, but a bit doubtful about number 10. Hahahaha!

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  5. totally agrees with you on item number 5...
    it totally not working anymore...
    it just felt like drinking water... :P

    ps: do you makes ur own coffee?
    i mean do you makes ur own coffee powder?

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  6. the sad thing is, coffee cant keep me up at night. =(
    so, it MIGHT have an effect on a female sex drive eh? must do an experiment on this
    LOL

    X)

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  7. Ivynana: hehe. tetiba jak mok pakei gaun uniform sekolah dan tocang rambut...

    Luciana: ur welcome. U have a nice cuppa day too!

    Tiq: hahaha i am! come kupi!

    Willie: it is true i believe. the goats got high and they thought the goats were possessed. haha. i can imagine.

    Syaftome: maybe coz it's becoming part of us that it lost it's potency. now internet keeps me up at night haha... No i dont make my own coffee powder, i drink ground coffee tho. tastes a lot better than the instants. but the instants r more convenient.

    Arief: me neither. it used to, now weirdly not. LOL. if you ever do the experiment and prove it true, let me know! hahaha.

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  8. I simply can't do without coffee, if i don't have one in the morning,, pening lah, engine cannot start..

    well, now they say coffee is good already,, got this call anti-aging properties too,, i like anything that can keep me young hahahahahha

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  9. Eugene: me neither. no coffee no work. haha. it has anti aging, antioxidant, and anti what else i have to keep reading... Lol. good good!

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