25 Apr '12, 1pm

coffee: For mind, spirit and body.

Over the past two centuries, few substances have been as extensively studied as coffee . The benefits of coffee and its main active compound, caffeine, have been demonstrated time and again. Recognition of coffee’s invigorating qualities dates to at least 1500 , when Sufi Yemenis started drinking coffee to stay awake during prayers. Rapidly spreading across Euro pe in the early 1600s , coffee became valued as a medicine. Caffeine was first identified in the early 1800s by Ferdinand Runge , a young German doctor who recognized the substance’s stimulating effects on the central nervous system, and its proclivity to maintain attention and a good mood. The naturally-occurring caffeine in coffee reduces sensations of hunger. Some studies suggest that just one cup of coffee can help relieve the symptoms of a migraine. Recent studies have debunked old myths: in reasonable doses ,...

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