Why you should drink more coffee

Although once considered a not-so-good-for-you beverage, coffee actually has some great benefits.

“The overall evidence was pretty convincing that coffee was more healthy than harmful,” he said Frank HuPresident of Department of Nutrition at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health.

Here’s how coffee works for you:

✔️Contains polyphenols, also known as antioxidants, which fight inflammation and protect against disease

✔️A natural stimulant, caffeine helps activate our system and keep us alert

✔️Plant compounds (such as chlorogenic acids, caveol and cafestol) support our immune system

So what are these elusive compounds and how do they work?

Chlorogenic acidsA polyphenol and the ester of caffeic acid and quinic acid found in coffee and black tea, with potential antioxidant and chemopreventive actions. Chlorogenic acid cleans free radicals, which inhibits DNA damage and may protect against carcinogenesis. In addition, this factor can increase the expression of genes involved in activation of the immune system and enhance the activation and proliferation of cytotoxic T cells, macrophages, and natural killer cells. *

KahweolKahweol is a diterpenoid with formula C20H26O3, isolated from the grains of Coffea arabica. It exposes antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic and anti-proliferative properties. It has a role as an angiogenesis inhibitor, apoptosis inducer, a antioxidant, anti-inflammatory agent, an antineoplastic agent and a plant metabolite. *

CafestolCafestol is an organic heteropentacyclic compound and furan diterpenoid with formula C20H28O3 obtained from the unsaponifiable fraction of coffee oil (a lipid fraction obtained from coffee beans by extraction with an organic solvent). It has a role as a plant metabolite, apoptosis inducer, a hypoglycemic agentan angiogenesis inhibitor, an antineoplastic agent, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.

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