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What do we know about coffee, one of the most prevalent beverages in our daily diet? Do we know the positive effects on our body? And to what extent can we drink it without taking unnecessary risks to our bodies?

Coffee is not harmful when consumed at levels of 200 mg at a time or 400 mg per day. One espresso contains 50 to 120 mg of caffeine, indeed science has shown positive effects on the nervous system. In fact, caffeine increases alertness and general well-being, facilitates concentration and improves mood.

Moderate coffee consumption has been associated with prevention of cognitive decline and reduced risk of developing stroke, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Also important are metabolic activities of coffee, which contains polyphenols with high antioxidant power. These improve postprandial hyperglycemia and vascular endothelial function, an extremely useful action in preventing cardiometabolic diseases, such as diabetes and hypertension. Regular consumption of coffee helps to maintain body weight, after a slimming diet, identical positive activity would perform it in the slimming phase by keeping muscle metabolism at optimal levels. It should be known that caffeine can disrupt sleep, but only in sensitive individuals and if consumed beyond recommended limits and before sleep. Caffeine does not appear to cause addiction, although a minority of people experience withdrawal symptoms.

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