How many chemicals present in a cup of coffee?
Coffee has become a universal and almost indispensable beverage in the modern diet. It is a very reliable friend, the kind of friend who plays an important role in the various activities we perform during the day.
The different groups of chemicals present in coffee are:
150 Aliphatic compounds
56 Carbonyl compounds
9 Sulfur containing compounds
20 Alicyclic compounds
60 Aromatic benzenoid compounds
300 Heterocyclic compounds
The major content of coffee i.e. caffeine increases intellectual activity when fatigued or bored.
Caffeine speeds up fat metabolism during exercise.
Prevents cirrhosis of the liver.
Decreases the risk of Parkinson’s disease.
Reduces the incidence of kidney stones.
A team at Health Canada, a government regulatory agency concluded that 400 mg of caffeine per day (or about three 8-oz cups of brewed coffee) is a safe dose for healthy adults to consume, and below this level, the average user should not experience any health problem, and only vague psychological effects.
The team also set a limit of 2.5 mg per kg body weight per day for children. For an average 10-year-old in the U.S., that’s about 75 mg of caffeine, or two 12-oz cans of Coca-Cola.