Saturday, November 12, 2011
Cappuccino Health Benefits
Cappuccino is a popular Italian drink. Its name came from the robe color of Capuchin friars, which is light or darkish brown with a white hood. Italians only take cappuccino during breakfast and on night outs. In other parts of the world, people take cappuccino anytime of the day.
It's been a great week for coffee drinkers: 1) "Data from 10 studies … suggest that people who drink coffee may be reducing their risk of liver cancer." 2) "Drinking more than three cups of coffee a day helped protect older women against some age-related memory decline." 3) "Drinking three or more cups of coffee a day may cut the risk of colon cancer in women by half." 4) "Exercise and moderate caffeine consumption together could help ward off sun-induced skin cancer." Unauthorized conclusions: 1) Go pour yourself another cup. 2) And don't forget the chocolate …
There's a great deal of recorded research to show that coffee has many benefits. Moderate coffee use is associated with reduced risk of:
Cirrhosis of the liver
A form of liver cancer
Gout in men over 40
As if that wasn't enough, coffee has been found to also improve cognitive performance. So your belief that your morning cup of coffee jump starts your brain and your afternoon cup of coffee picks you up may actually have scientific foundation.
But how would you know you have just enough caffeine in your body? Just a cup or two for a day?
Despite what research says, it is still best to know caffeine’s effects on yourself. It all depends on your body’s condition and how it responds to caffeine.
To be sure, just drink in moderation. Try a couple of cups for a day. But if you sense something wrong, like feeling of dizziness, perhaps a cup may just be enough. Everything in excess, after all, has ill effects. And remember, coffee is diuretic. It flushes out fluids off your body. Hence, drink more water to replenish lost fluids.
Dizzy after drinking coffee? You may have been just dehydrated.