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Coffee is a brewed beverage with a dark, slightly acidic flavor prepared from the roasted seeds of the coffee plant, colloquially called coffee beans. The beans are found in coffee cherries, which grow on trees cultivated in over 70 countries, primarily in equatorial Latin America, Southeast Asia, South Asia and Africa.

Coffee can have a stimulating effect on humans due to its caffeine content. It is one of the most-consumed beverages in the world.

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Coffee and the Dukan Diet

Coffee on the Dukan Diet is allowed in all the phases of the program.

However, you can't sweeten your coffee with sugar while on the diet or use full fat cream

However this does not mean your coffee has to be bland, here's a few things you can use:

  • artificial sweeteners
  • skimmed milk
  • experiment with spices like cinnamon

There has been evidence that coffee is good for you and has numerous health and weight loss benefits. Coffee has two main ways of improving your health - antioxidants and caffeine. These substances have both health and anti-aging benefits.

The antioxidant component of coffee helps fight the free radicals While caffeine has been shown to help improve a range of symptoms of chronic illnesses and may even be important in fighting age-related brain problems.

There are number of reasons to be glad that you are a coffee drinker:

  • It reduces the risk of cancer, especially breast cancer in women and prostate cancer in men.
  • Wards off diabetes, stroke, high blood presseure and cardiovascular related diseases.
  • Eases muscle pain. Drinking coffee before a workout can prevent post-workout soreness.
  • Consuming 100 mg of caffeine may increase your metabolism slightly so that you burn an extra 75 to 100 calories a day.
  • Coffee can suppress your appetite temporarily, which may be beneficial if you are aiming to lose weight and tend to overeat or overindulge at night. This can also help alleviate cravings for foods that are not diet-friendly.
  • The caffeine content in coffee is enough to act as a diuretic which is beneficial to people who feel bloated or experience constipation after eating certain foods.

But as with anything drinking coffee does have some disadvantages. If you consume too much caffeine uou may develop side effects, such as anxiety, tremors, nervousness and irritability. It may also interrupt your sleep. Avoid too much strenuous exercise while you're using caffeine, because it can increase your heartbeat and cause irregular heart rhythms. Other side effects may include upset stomach and headaches.

Recipes with Coffee

Includes: Coffee, Instant Coffee




Amount per 100g
Calories 1
Total Fat 95mg
Saturated Fat 47mg
Sodium 8mg
Total Carbohydrate 0g
Fibre 0g
Sugars 0g
Protein 110mg
Source: WolframAlpha

Fun Facts

The word \"coffee\" was at one time a term for wine, but was later used to describe a black drink made from berries of the coffee tree. This black drink replaced wine in many religious ceremonies because it kept the Mohammedans awake and alert during their nightly prayers, so they honored it with the name they had originally given to wine.

Turkish bridegrooms were once required to make a promise during their wedding ceremonies to always provide their new wives with coffee. If they failed to do so, it was grounds for divorce!

We say coffee beans although they are really berries.

The three biggest coffee drinkers in the world are the Americans, the French and the Germans. They consume some 65% of the total world\'s consumption of coffee.

Dark roasted coffees actually have LESS caffeine than medium roasts. The longer a coffee is roasted, the more caffeine burns off during the process.

It is a living to more than 100 million people


It is consumed at the rate of 1400 million cups per day.

The world\'s second most popular drink after water, and second most widely used product in the world after oil.

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