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Brewing Influence


Brewing Influence

Want to chill with a cup of coffee and cookies? Well, not always. Never form a Habit, said Pearl Martin from the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland.

Sip a cup of coffee and its Caffeine, a mild stimulant to the central nervous system influencing human behavior. American Dietetic Association’s (ADA)recently met in Atlanta and discussed the effects of coffee as Americans jump start their day with a cup of coffee.  

The research specifies that three cups per day is fine and though it does not lead to cancer, heart or osteoporosis, its intake should definitely be cut off. If you have anxiety or insomnia, stop the coffee temptation. Like tea, coffee withdrawal results to headache and habits die hard, so it is wise to give up slowly by reducing the number of cups we drink each day or diluting the full strength coffee with a decaffeinated version. Drinking more than three cups of coffee a day may also affect a woman’s fertility and increase pregnant women’s risk of early delivery.

What is interesting is that coffee was first used by the faith of Islam. It was used to stay awake for prayers. So, it actually had its first use in a religion. From there it brewed down to use in coffee houses. Some dogmatists said that Mohammedans should not use coffee because it was like wine which was prohibited. Americans adopted coffee after the Boston Tea Party in 1773 and after the Boston Tea Party, it became unpatriotic for Americans to drink tea.

Whatever, Americans I feel has acted as Coffee was their birthright! The coffee has become a fashion all over the world and wants date, well yep, here is chilling out with a hot cuppa coffee with friends at the coffee bars. Moderate intake is no wonder a delightful coffee drink with all kinds of flavours but any access, sure leads to addictiveness. Any addiction and yeah, follows the disease to enter into the domain. Here are Q&A for all those who love having Coffee yet concerned with health probs. I am sure, coffee ain’t responsible, its humans who are responsible to care for their own health!

Hey, by the way I read somewhere that Mark Pendergrast, author of the Book Uncommon Grounds: The History of Coffee and How it Transformed Our World referred that Coca Cola originally had a small amount of cocaine – Whoaa…could this be true? Or really it had caffiene? Whatever, whatever, I guess, two cups of tea per day is the best!

Home Barista coffee


1 tablespoon clear honey

1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1⁄4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

300mL soy milk

Espresso coffee

Divide honey, vanilla and cinnamon between 2 cappuccino cups. Froth half the milk, then steam remainder until hot, following machine instructions. Pour steamed milk into cups, then spoon on froth. Pull a double shot of espresso; pour through middle of froth and serve.

Sources: Pic & Recipe courtesy: ninemsn

(All Posts by ilaxi patel: This Health & Fitness Blog is based on personal thoughts and research work. Readers may please Consult your Doctor for your Health Problems)

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