Cafeaua este o bautura de larg consum si poate cea mai renumita sursa de cofeina. Pentru unele persoane, consumul de cafea poate crea dureri de stomac. Cafeaua contine un amestec complex de substante chimice, dintre care unele pot fi responsabile pentru provocarea disconfortului abdominal.Efectele cafelei pe stomacul gol pot fi cu mult mai accentuate decat acelea ale cafelei baute dupa masa.
Daca ai dureri de stomac dupa ce iti bei cafeaua, ar trebui sa consulti medicul, deoarece, in general, acesta este unul din semnele ca organismul tau necesita mai multa atentie sau chiar ingrijiri medicale.
Cafeaua contine cantitati mari de acid, numit acid clorogenic. La anumite persoane, expunerea in mod regulat la acidul clorogenic din cafea, mai ales pe stomacul gol, poate duce la iritarea mucoasei gastrice, adica la gastrita.
Gastrita se manifesta prin dureri de stomac sau dureri abdominale. Alte simptome ale gastritei sunt arsurile la stomac, greata si varsaturile.
Lasata netratata, gastrita poate dulce la formarea ulcerului, adica la formarea unei gauri in mucoasa stomacului. Ulcerul are aceleasi simptome ca gastrita, dar durerile sunt cu mult mai acute decat in cazul acesteia.
Pentru aceste persoane este contraindicat, in general, consumul cafelei pe stomacul gol. Acelasi lucru se intampla si cu persoanele care sufera de ulcer.
Cofeina din cafea poate contribui, de asemenea, la durerile de stomac. Ea stimuleaza sistemul nervos central, care poate provoca dureri de stomac, in baza excesului de acid gastric. Si cafeina poate sa provoace crampe la nivelul muschilor abdominali, iar acestea sunt cu mult mai accentuate daca ai baut cafeaua pe stomacul gol.
Daca te confrunti des cu dureri de stomac dupa ce iti bei cafeaua fara a fi mancat inainte, poate fi un semn ca ai gastrita. In acest caz, este neaparat nevoie sa iti consulti medicul.
Ceea ce este incurajator este faptul ca, pentru persoanele care nu sufera de niciun fel de boala a stomacului, bautul cafelei pe stomacul gol nu poate provoca ulcer. Acesta pare sa fie doar un mit. Astfel, oamenii sanatosi pot sa consume cafea in orice moment al zilei si fara a fi mancat inainte. De altfel, se crede ca o ceasca sau doua de cafea pe zi pot imbunatatii functiile creierului si ofera organismului antioxidanti.
Asadar, de regula este bine sa eviti bautul cafelei pe stomacul gol. Din cauza secretiei abundente a acidului gastric, se poate ivi riscul aparitiei gastritei. Insa, daca nu ai niciun fel de probleme cu stomacul, o cafea sau doua baute fara a manca inainte nu ar trebui sa iti creeze niciun fel de disconfort.
Incepe-ti diminetile asa cum iti place, dar tine minte ca este recomandat totusi ca dimineata sa mananci putin inainte de a-ti bea cafeaua. Este mai sanatos si nu vei risca sa ai arsuri, evitand astfel posibilele efecte ale cafelei pe stomacul gol.
41. Citrus has been added to coffee for several hundred years.
42. The Europeans first added chocolate to their coffee in the 1600’s.
43. Frederick the great had his coffee made with champagne and a bit of mustard.
44. In the year 1809, Meslitta Bentz made a filter out of her son’s notebook paper, thus inventing the world’s first drip coffee maker.
45. Our sense of smell, more than any of our other senses, makes our final judgement on coffee.
46. Coffee, along with beer and peanut butter, is on the national list of the „ten most recognizable odors.”
47. Coffee lends its popularity to the fact that just about all flavors mix well with it.
48. Nomadic tribes preserved the coffee cherries to transport them long distances.
49. A four verse poem to coffee was written in Mecca in 1511. It was one of the first.
50. It was the early 1400’s, and with alcohol forbidden by the Koran, coffee soon became the replacement beverage.
51. Finely grinding coffee beans and boiling them in water is still known as „Turkish Coffee.” It is still made this way today in Turkey and Greece or anywhere else Turkish Coffee is served.
52. In the 14th century, the Arabs started to cultivate coffee plants. The first commercially grown and harvested coffee originated in the Arabian Peninsula near the port of Mocha.
53. In 1554 in Constantinople, two coffeehouses opened. They did very well. Soon there were many.
54. By 1600 A.D., coffee drinking had come to the Orient. It soon became very popular.
55. The Venetians first introduced coffee to Europe in 1615.
56. Lloyd’s of London began as Edward Lloyd’s coffeehouse.
57. It was during the 1600’s that the first coffee mill made its debut in London.
58. In 1670, Dorothy Jones of Boston was granted a license to sell coffee, and so became the first American coffee trader.
59. William Penn purchased a pound of coffee in New York in 1683 for $4.68.
60. Adding sugar to coffee is believed to have started in 1715, in the court of King Louis XIV, the French monarch.
21. In Greece and Turkey, the oldest person is most always served their coffee first.
22. In the ancient Arab world, coffee became such a staple in family life that one of the causes allowed by law for marital separation was a husband’s refusal to produce coffee for his wife.
23. Raw coffee beans, soaked in water and spices, are chewed like candy in many parts of Africa.
24. In the last three centuries, 90% of all people living in the Western world have switched from tea to coffee.
25. Coffee represents 75% of all the caffeine consumed in the United States.
26. Those British are sophisticated people, in almost everything except their choice of coffee. They still drink instant ten-to-one over fresh brewed.
27. Japan ranks Number 3 in the world for coffee consumption.
28. In Japan, coffee shops are called Kissaten.
29. Over 10,000 coffee cafes plus several thousand vending machines with both hot and cold coffee serve the needs of Tokyo alone.
30. For reducing wrinkles and improving their skin, the Japanese have been known to bathe in coffee grounds fermented with pineapple pulp.
31. The world can be divided into nations of coffee drinkers and nations of tea drinkers.
32. The average annual coffee consumption of the American adult is 26.7 gallons, or over 400 cups.
33. In 1990, over 4 billion dollars of coffee was imported into the United States.
34. Coffee is the most popular beverage worldwide with over 400 billion cups consumed each year.
35. Coffee, as a world commodity, is second only to oil.
36. Only about 20% of harvested coffee beans are considered to be a premium bean of the highest quality.
37. The Arabica is the original coffee plant. It still grows wild in Ethiopia.
38. The 2,000 Arabica coffee cherries it takes to make a roasted pound of coffee are normally picked by hand as they ripen. Since each cherry contains two beans, it takes about 4,000 Arabica beans to make a pound of roasted coffee.
39. Coffee sacks are usually made of hemp and weigh approximately 132 pounds when they are full of green coffee beans. It takes over 600,000 beans to fill a coffee sack.
40. Until the late 1800’s, people roasted their coffee at home. Popcorn poppers and stove-top frying pans were favored.
1. Coffee was first known in Europe as Arabian Wine.
2. The Arabs are generally believed to be the first to brew coffee.
3. Milk as an additive to coffee became popular in the 1680’s, when a French physician recommended that cafe au lait be used for medicinal purposes.
4. The first Parisian cafe opened in 1689 to serve coffee.
5. Bach wrote a coffee cantata in 1732.
6. In the year 1763, there were over 200 coffee shops in Venice.
7. The heavy tea tax imposed on the colonies in 1773, which caused the „Boston Tea Party,” resulted in America switching from tea to coffee. Drinking coffee was an expression of freedom.
8. The founding fathers of the U.S., during the revolution, formed their national strategies in coffeehouses.
9. In early America, coffee was usually taken between meals and after dinner.
10. In the year 1790, there were two firsts in the United States; the first wholesale coffee roasting company, and the first newspaper advertisement featuring coffee.
11. The prototype of the first espresso machine was created in France in 1822.
12. By 1850, the manual coffee grinder found its way to most upper middle class kitchens of the U.S.
13. The Civil War in the United States elevated the popularity of coffee to new heights. Soldiers went to war with coffee beans as a primary ration.
14. In 1900, coffee was often delivered door-to-door in the United States, by horse-pulled wagons.
15. The first commercial espresso machine was manufactured in Italy in 1906.
16. In Italy, coffee and espresso are synonymous.
17. The average age of an Italian barista is 48 years old. A barista is a respected job title in Italy.
18. Italians do not drink espresso during meals. It is considered to be a separate event and is given its own time.
19. In Italy, espresso is considered so essential to daily life that the price is regulated by the government.
20. Italy now has over 200,000 coffee bars, and still growing.
1 1/2 oz dark rum
1/2 oz Tia Maria® coffee liqueur
1 oz light cream
4 ozcold coffee
Pour all of the ingredients into an Irish coffee glass filled with crushed ice. Stir well.