INDIA. Mumbai: The word ‘Coffee’ has its roots in the 13th century civilizations in the Arabic World. Coffee is associated with a high dose of caffeine (a natural stimulant of the human brain). The coffee cherry is a type of stone fruit that is usually red in color when fully ripe. Inside each cherry fruit are two green seeds, which are the coffee beans used to make coffee. Along with being a refreshing beverage, coffee consumption is associated with lower rates of some cancers. Interestingly, coffee consumption has also been linked to reduced rates of other diseases as well.
Coffee was variedly termed as ‘qahwah’ (a romantic wine) in the Arabic culture in the 13th Century. The Turks called it ‘Kahveh’. Amongst the Dutch, it was named ‘Koffie’. The Englishmen called it ‘Coffee’ in the 16th Century A.D.
Coffee helped Arabians in staying awake for Namaz (spiritual prayers). During wars, the soldiers found this extremely beneficial in the Western World, particularly America.
Why coffee is a preferred drink?
When investigated, coffee became a drink that has several health benefits.
It is a fact that a long-term tea drinker, will prefer tea (another caffeinated drink) to any other caffeinated beverage. Most political journalists in a stressful environment, drink coffee in the newsroom. So taking some time off to catch a cuppa and to be back to news and Prime Time and for telling the trending stories and discussions is the perfect break which is solicited in a stressful atmosphere.
- Coffee has immense anti-oxidants(a substance that inhibits oxidation) which keeps type 2 diabetes in control.
- Extremely beneficial in early detected Parkinson’s disease.
- It reduces the risk of a heart attack with a buildup of calcium which brings blood to the heart muscle.
- It is beneficial in chronic liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver cancer.
- It helps in preventing a stroke by easing inflammation and reduces the blood sugar level.
- It prevents breast and prostate cancers which affect the stomach and the ovaries.
- It prevents gallbladder issues and supports digestion by releasing more fluids to the gallbladder and reduces the risk of cholesterol being less likely to crystallize into gallstones.
The story of Coffee in a corporate office
A corporate research team found that a young lady on her first day at work, removed from her handbag three packs of instant coffee 3 in 1 – namely instant coffee, sugar, and non-dairy creamer, and then proceeded to empty the three packs into one cup, adding hot water, making a strong coffee. She wasn’t through yet, because she also opened another pack of chocolate powder (a miracle wellbeing booster) and sprinkled the chocolate powder onto her hot coffee, creating a tremendous aromatic smell that pervaded through the office’s central airconditioning system.
After three months, other ladies in the corporate setup began suddenly drinking coffee instead of pure tea. It was a subtle conversion process, and soon it was revealed that coffee in the afternoon increased the oomph towards work, stimulating the CNS system and the muscles of the employees thereby enhancing the potential to put long hours at work.
The Ginseng miracle in a cuppa: additives enhances the effects of coffee
The most popular add-on ingredient is powdered ginseng. Ginseng is the traditional Chinese herb that is a root, and American ginseng is preferred to Korean or Chinese ginseng. This herb makes one alert when taken, and is normally taken to strengthen one’s immune system or body. One can get the ginseng powder from the Natural Herb Store or in the form of capsules that can be emptied into a cuppa when one needs the “oomph”.
The ginseng root powder carries a somewhat bitter taste. One just needs to add sufficient powder to give an enhanced aroma and the “oomph” one needs.
Another way is to add the “Tongkat Ali” root powder, which may be slightly harder to obtain. This root is from an original plant in Malaysia and is a well-researched herbal root with aphrodisiac features. The aborigines of the tropical jungles of Malaysia use this to enhance their “meaningless” and this they prove by having big families. Commercially, one can get a bottle of this Tongkat Ali powder under the brand name “Power Root” throughout the world. A small pinch and one will find the difference in taste and the feeling of instant well-being.
One may cultivate that extra edge and “oomph” when one takes the next cup of coffee, whether it is an espresso, cappuccino, or latte.
Its Oomph which is the intricate inner feeling of that the power brings, unexplained yet real, that comes with the drinking of coffee.”