Although mostly consumed in the west and even unknown to a lot of black folks and assumed to be the prerogative or drink of the white man, coffee is believed to have originated from Africa in the 10th century in the medieval Kingdom of Kaffa among today’s Oromo ethnic group of Ethiopia. They are believed to be the first to use it. Coffee drinking became known in the 15th century among the Sufi monasteries of Yemen who made it popular and exported same to other parts of the World particularly Europe to which today it is among the most popular beverages on Earth. Up to 400 billion cups are probably consumed annually!

It was believed that coffee can be dangerous to one’s health, but studies have proven that reverse is the case. Being the biggest source of antioxidants in western diets, most people in the west get more of it(antioxidants) from coffee than both fruits and vegetables put together!

The major ingredient in coffee is caffeine, which is the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world and an active element in burning fat, (nearly all fat burning supplements contain it), because it boosts the rate of metabolism. The negative effect of caffeine is known to diminish with long term coffee drinking. Coffee is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve health and lower the risks of some serious medical conditions. Its health benefits amongst others include;

The improvement of energy levels, physical performance and it makes an individual smart.
Improvement of various aspects of the brain function like memory, mood, vigilance, reaction times, general cognitive function.
It has a protective effect on the liver.
Lower the risks of some types of cancers.
Aids longevity.
Lowers the risk of stroke and other heart diseases.
Lower the risk of Type2 diabetes.
Protects one from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia and Parkinson’s.

Drinking coffee in excess will not increase it’s performance. Ten or more cups a day is too much, as in “too much of everything is bad”! The average consumption should be between two to three cups per day and four to five at the most.


Are you a lady with large boobs and uncomfortable about that? Just take to drinking coffee, as studies conducted in Sweden have shown that only three cups a day will shrink the size with positive results. Women from families who have high risk of breast cancer to which about half carried the gene ‘ CYP1A2*1F’ known to control the hormone estrogen as well as certain chemicals found in coffee, which is linked to higher breast density, thus higher breast cancer risk were used in the study, who shortly after they start drinking three cups of coffee a day discovered that the size of their boobs had reduced! Don’t bother about flat chests, cause no matter how much you drink, that can never happen! Small boobs has long been associated with coffee drinking and breast cancer rare among women that drink coffee.

National Coffee Association, USA.


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