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CAFFEINE – TANNIN COFFEE ARABICA (CAMELLIA SINENSIS) FOR PILATES
Over one-third of the world’s population have a caffeine drink regularly. The average daily intake of caffeine is approx. 600mg. This is approx.
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Four cups of coffee, or eight cups of tea, or two cans of fizzy cola drink. The average can of fizzy drink contains at least five teaspoons of sugar. The combination of caffeine and sugar is a recipe for health problems. The nervous system is dependent on a regular supply of B vitamins.
Caffeine restricts the absorption of B1 and B3 and inositol. Sugar depletes the reserves of B1, B2, B3, biotin and the minerals calcium, phosphorus and potassium. Caffeine increases blood fatty acids, blood pressure and cholesterol. It causes an irregular heartbeat and may inhibit DNA repair and transfer, leading to infertility. It may increase the risk of osteoporosis in women as well as worsen the symptoms of PMS. It affects the brain development of the foetus and may cause breast cancer, insomnia, irritability and nervousness.
On the other hand, research has shown positive factors in coffee, chocolate and tea, not sugar! This is mainly due to the antioxidants in coffee and chocolate. Also the compound that gives coffee its aroma, termed trigonelline, promotes antibacterial activity. Caffeine increases the levels of cortisol, the anti-stress hormone, and endorphins, the natural painkiller, which may help to relieve headaches.
Green tea is a rich source of the polyphenol EGCG, or epigallocatechin gallate. It is a powerful antioxidant able to inhibit the growth of cancer cells, lower LDL cholesterol and protect against blood clots. Green tea may reduce the risk of heart disease in smokers. It may also protect against rheumatoid arthritis, infection, impaired immune function and cancer. Nearly 40% of the green tea leaf is polyphenols; the most important one is termed flavan-3-ols, or catechin, or flavonols.