Coffee=caffeine or coffee≠caffeine?

Coffee=caffeine or coffee≠caffeine?
Coffee, the most popular beverage that fascinates almost everybody with its aroma and taste is the world's second most popular drink after water. But its popularity is reducing among people with the myths attributed to it. The myths are all related to the psycho-active component present in it called "caffeine". It is the same chemical that makes the coffee function as a stimulant for people's psychogenic activity. In coffee, the most investigated compound is caffeine but many give less consideration to the fact that coffee also contains some compounds that might antagonise the caffeine's actions. In brief, that some compounds are anti-oxidants, anti-inflammatory components and some other bio-active substances. Coffee is proving to be healthful than harmful; to state an example, it is well established that caffeine inhibits the actions of insulin and results in Type I and II diabetes but contrastingly there are certain epidemiologic studies that say the intake of coffee might prevent Type II diabetes. This example proves that coffee contains not only caffeine but also contains healthy components, such as chlorogenic acid, N-methyl pryridium, phenolics and melanoidins that improve insulin sensitivity. According to studies, it is found that coffee consumption might reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, dementia, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and cancers (linked to obesity, estrogen and insulin). Further, pregnant women are also advised to have coffee (i.e. less than 2 cups or 200 mg of coffee a day). Therefore, this article comes to a conclusion with a note that moderate consumption of coffee (i.e. 3 to 4 cups or 300 to 400 mg of coffee a day) is good for health. Drink coffee moderately because too much of anything is good for nothing!
How to cite this article:
Hameedunissa Begum A. Coffee=caffeine or coffee≠caffeine?. BioLim O-Media. 10 February, 2015. 3(2).
Available from: http://archive.biolim.org/omedia/read/BOMA0073.