Coffee is a part of our daily lifestyle, especially every morning. With
every cup of this, it helps us to feel relieved. It relieved us from hangovers and
Nowadays, no one could say “NO” to sweets. Because in every food that
we eat is full of sugar. But too much of sweets, may cause DIABETES.
Diabetes is one of the deadly causes of death in the Philippines. To prove this,
Some doctors said that this disease is a hierarchy, while others said that it is
too much obsession to sweets. Diabetes may cause more problems in the
human anatomy if it is not yet prevented. It also may cause heart disease. In
fact, the American Heart Association (AHA) says that the relationship
between two conditions is so important; they believed that diabetes is a
Having a disease like diabetes is a very complicated stage.
Despite it makes us weak, it also make us lose some money.
Because when you have diabetes, you must not forget your
maintenance. Because when you forgot it, you may lose your life.
Seed from plant fruits like bitter melon seed and malunggay
seed are commonly thrown away in the garbage. But we don’t
know that these trashes can be use again as herbal coffee. There
are many studies and facts regarding the bitter melon and
Herbal coffee is a very good product to make because
it is eco-friendly. It helps us reduce our trashes in seeds. It
also helps us to be more creative to think what other
things can be bring out from trashes and at the same time
can benefit our health. It is also a money saver, for
example you’ve cooked vegetables, seeds must not be
thrown away and use this component of your coffee.
This is why the researchers make an herbal coffee.
The researchers choose natural ingredients like seeds in
order to lessen the garbage and use the nutrients from the
seeds. And the researchers are very interested in the
benefits of herbal coffee if its components are seeds and
so they decided to make this study.
Statement of the Problem
This study seeks the feasibility of Bitter melon seed and
Malunggay seed as an herbal coffee; specifically it seeks to
answer the following questions:
1. Is there a difference between “Ampalunggay Herbal Coffee”
to the commercialized one?
2. Is “Ampalunggay Herbal Coffee” an effective herbal coffee?
3. How long will our product last?
Significance of the Study
The rationale of the study is to save more
money and to lessen the trashes. And on the
other side, the study aims to create a product
out of seeds that can help to lower the risk of
having diabetes. Hence, this will benefit the
people who have diabetes and those who do
Scope and Delimitations
This study was conducted to reuse the
ditched seeds as a herbal coffee as perceived
by the people who have Diabetes in Punta,
Manila during the year 2014. The aspects
looked into were the alternative coffee, how it
lower sugar level, and the performance of the
product and the problems and proposed
solution of our product.
Limitation of the Study
The study has many different factors
controlled and uncontrolled variables, there are
some affecting the researcher’s study like when
toasting the said ingredients it should be at the
exact time and temperature, because when you
fail to do that thing your stud is consider as a
failure and you will repeat the whole procedures.
The positive effect of coffee keeps you awake,
and can burn fats. This coffee has many nutrients
Definition of terms
Malunggay was once considered a “poor
man’s vegetables” but now it is known as a
“miracle tree” or “nature’s medicine cabinet”
by scientists and health care workers from
around the world because it is loaded with
vitamins and minerals that can be effective
remedy against many kinds of ailments.
It is a tropical and subtropical vine of the
family Cucurbitaceous, widely grown in the
Amazon, Caribbean, South East Asia such as
Philippines for its edible fruit. Bitter Melon
also kwon as Bitter Ground as the name
implies has bitter taste due to the presence of
momordicin, and believes to be among the
most bitter of all vegetables.
Herbal coffee is brewed from herbs that
have been roasted and ground to brew and
taste like coffee. Most people are aware there
is no “milk” in soy milk, and no “burger” in
veggie burger. However, many people don’t
remember that there is no ”tea” in herbal tea
and similarly, there is no “coffee” in herbal
It is group of metabolic diseases in which a
person has high blood sugar, either because
the pancreas does not produce enough insulin,
or because cells do not respond to the insulin
that is produced. This high blood sugar
produces the classical symptoms of polyuria
(frequent urination), polydipsia (increased
thirst), polyphagia (increased hunger)
Bit of Sugar
An effective Herbal
Review of Related Literature and
Local Related Literature
In terms of drinking the brew, it's best to do it
in moderation, despite the body benefits. "Coffee
is a natural stimulant, and high intake can bring
on headaches, increased heart rate, or insomnia,"
says Nyree Dardarian, R.D., an adjunct faculty
member at Drexel University College of Nursing
and Health Professions in Philadelphia. She
recommends capping your daily fix at four six-ounce
cups and finishing the last one at least four
hours before turning in for the night.
Studies show that coffee can help ward off
mental decline, certain cancers, Parkinson’s
disease, high blood pressure, and even extra
pounds. A study published in the Archives of
Internal Medicine found that each time you
refill your cup of jave in a day, you slash your
diabetes risk by 7 percent; in another study,
drinking two to three cups of coffee each day
was associated with a 21 percent lower risk of
heart disease. (Women’s Health, March 2011
Local Related Studies
More and more medical journals are coming up with reports
about the many health benefits of coffee. Some benefits have no
therapeutic claims to them, but just the same, there are many
testimonials about the benefits.
The health benefits include:
• Reduced risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia. In 2009, a
longitudinal study found that moderate coffee drinkers had reduced
risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s.
• Reduced risk of gallstones disease. According to Harvard School
of Public Health, coffee has been correlated with a lower incidence
of gallstones and gallbladder disease in both men and women.
• Cognitive performance. A study found that people
over the age of 80 performed significantly better on
cognitive tests if they had regularly drunk coffee during
• Alleviated migraine headaches. In some studies,
caffeine can alleviate pain by acting on the cerebral
• Anti-diabetic. Coffee may reduce risk of diabetes
mellitus (type 2 diabetes).
• Liver protection. Coffee can also reduce the incidence
of cirrhosis of the liver and has been linked to reduced
risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, a kind of liver cancer
that usually occurs in patients with preexisting
• Reduced risk of esophageal, pharyngeal cancer
and a modest reduction in breast cancer in post-menopausal
women, according to a Swedish study
• Coffee is cardio-protective. In 2009, a
prospective study in Japan following nearly
• Coffee is loaded with antioxidants. These are
polyphenols, flavonoids, and anthocynidins which
potentially reduce oxidative cell damage.
• Prevention of dental cavities. Tanins in coffee
may reduce plaque formation.
Foreign Related Studies
The average American coffee drinker consumes
about 3.1 cups of coffee a day,5 but extensive
research has found that higher volumes - as much as 4
to 12 cups daily - can help prevent most major
killers, including cardiovascular disease, cancer,
diabetes, liver disease, and Alzheimer's disease.
For instance, in case-controlled human studies,
compared to coffee abstainers, those who drank the
most coffee cut their risks of breast cancer by 57%
and diabetes by 67%.
Health authorities expressed alarm over the
mushrooming epidemic status of diabetes after a July,
2011, study in Lancet shocked even experts with its
estimate of 347 million diabetics worldwide.22 Then,
the International Diabetes Federation presented
evidence on September 13, 2011, that the real total is
closer to 366 million.
Scientific studies have found that regular coffee
consumption (with its chlorogenic acid content)
lowers the risk of type 2 diabetes by up
to 67%.21 This appears to result from reduced levels
of blood glucose, increased insulin sensitivity, and
decreased storage of both fat and carbohydrate.
In one of a number of studies, a 2009 meta-analysis
in the Annals of Internal Medicine combined
data on over 450,000 people and found that every
additional cup per day of caffeinated or
decaffeinated coffee lowered the risk of diabetes
by 5 to 10%.
Studies suggest that coffee drinkers are less likely
to develop Type 2 diabetes, with those putting away
four or more cups daily 50 percent less likely. A
January 2012 report in the 'Journal of Agricultural &
Food Chemistry" might explain why. It attributes the
effect to compounds in coffee that block hIAPP, a
polypeptide that can result in abnormal protein fibers,
which are found in people with Type 2.
Coffee has effects on insulin and blood sugar levels that
would promote diabetes seem to be temporary. Regular use is
associated with lower risk, and high intake (3–6 cups a day)
seems to have a greater effect. Protection may come from
increases in the hormone adiponectin and other factors that
affect insulin and blood sugar levels.
Explanations for the association between coffee
consumption and lower rates of heart disease and diabetes
often point to chlorogenic acid and other obscure antioxidant
substances as the responsible parties. Antioxidants are
substances that sop up reactive molecules before they have a
chance to harm sensitive tissue like the lining of blood vessels.
Chlorogenic acid was probably the main antioxidant in your
cup of coffee this morning. Some experiments have shown that
it may also inhibit absorption of glucose in the digestive
system and even out insulin levels.
In 2010, researchers discovered that
the phenolics in 4-8 cups of coffee daily have
the direct action of dampening inflammatory
activity.66 Chronic low-level inflammation
has been associated with diseases ranging from
cancer to diabetes, as well as aging.
Mortar and Pestle
Piece of cloth
Needle and Thread
1. In a stove with a medium heat, preheat the oil in the
2.When it is already heated, toast the seeds. Stir
constantly And when it is already toast, drain the
3. Using the mortar and pestle, crack the seed according
to your will.
4. Put the cracked seed inside the clean piece of cloth.
You may also put food color for the color of your
5. Sew the cloth to seal. Then the Ampalunggay coffee
Summary, Conclusion, and
The researchers of “Ampalunggay Coffee”
1. The researcher recommends the next researchers to
continue and develop the study.
2. For better taste, you may use brown sugar.
3.When drinking the coffee, you may put powdered
cinnamon as a topping.