What is Caffeine?

Caffeine is a bitter alkaloid C8H10N4O2 found especially in coffee, tea, cocoa and kola nuts and used
medically as a stimulant and diuretic according to Merriam dictionary. The food and drug administration
(FDA) consider caffeine to be both a drug and a food additive. Foods like coffee, chocolate, tea and cocoa
containing caffeine help restore mental alertness. In case of plants caffeine acts as a natural pesticide. The
FDA recommended limit of caffeine for healthy adults to a maximum of 400mg a day.
This article will come across health befits and imminence of caffeine which are listed below;

Burning of fat

Caffeine change the body’s metabolism substrate from glycogen to fat, thus leads to increasing lipolysis,
it stimulates hormone sensitive lipase at very high dosage caffeine grouse protein kinase A in to action an
enzyme key to lipid and glucose metabolism.

  • Improve physical performance
  • Caffeine stimulate your nervous system by giving signal to fat cells to break down body fat making free
    fatty acids available as fuel. It increases adrenaline levels in blood. It is that caffeine can improve physical
  • Contain essential nutrients
  • Having cup of coffee contains riboflavin, pantothenic acid, magnesium, potassium and niacin which are
    essential to our body for proper metabolism.
  • Protect from Alzheimer’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease is neurodegenerative disease and leading to cause dementia. Several studies show
    that coffee drinkers have up to a 65% lower risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Lowers Parkinson’s disease
  • Parkinson’s disease is also a neurodegenerative condition after the Alzheimer’s disease. It is caused due
    to the death of dopamine – degenerating neurons in your brain
  • Reduce depression
  • Depression is a mental disorder that cause a slowly reduce the quality of life. In a Harvard study
    published in 2011, women who drank four or more cups of coffee per day had a 20% lower risk of becoming
  • Source of Antioxidant
  • People who eat western diet, coffee is one of the healthiest aspects of their diet. Because coffee contains
    high amount of antioxidant.
  • Protects liver
  • Liver is a organ that which perform numerous function. Few common diseases firstly affect the liver,
    such as hepatitis and fatty liver disease these leads to cirrhosis where liver is largely replaced by scar tissue.
    Coffee may protect against cirrhosis; people who drink coffee.
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