The Food Coach

Healthy Food Database - Coffee

Coffee is one of the most consumed drinks in the world and is believed to date back to the 15th century where it was drunk by Sufi monks in monastery's in the Yemen. There are two main types of coffee grown - Arabica and Robusta. In Australia we consume 86.9 million coffees are drunk in Australia each week.
Coffee is cultivated in over 70 countries across the world. Coffee is slightly acidic and if consumed in large quantities stimulate the central nervous system causing anxiety. It can also increase the risk of osteoporosis. In moderation however coffee is considered to have a number of health benefits including reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.
Category: Drink
In Season: all year
To Buy: Buy in sealed foil packs. Avoid instant coffee. If buying decaffeinated select one decaffeinated naturally with the Swiss water filtration method.
To Store: Store ground beans in an airtight container in the fridge
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Nutrition (1 Cup):

Amines: Amines come the breakdown or fermentation of proteins. High amounts are found in cheese, chocolate, wine, beer and yeast extracts. Smaller amounts are present in some fruits and vegetables such as tomatoes, avocados, bananas.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. No information available
Glutamates: Glutamate is found naturally in many foods, as part of protein. It enhances the flavour of food, which is why foods rich in natural glutamates such as tomatoes, mushrooms and cheeses are commonly used in meals. Pure monosodium glutamate (MSG) is used as an additive to artificially flavour many processed foods, and should be avoided, especially in sensitive individuals as it can cause serious adverse reactions. n/a
Salicylates: Naturally occurring plant chemicals found in several fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices, jams, honey, yeast extracts, tea and coffee, juices, beer and wines. Also present in flavourings, perfumes, scented toiletries and some medications.

For those with sensitivities, low foods are almost never a problem, moderate and high foods may cause reactions, depending on how sensitive you are and how much is eaten. Very high foods will most often cause unwanted symptoms in sensitive individuals. No information available

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Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Alzheimers Disease
Constipation
Slow metabolism
Asthma
Diabetes

* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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