Drinking Coffee is Good for Us, So Drink Good Coffee
People who drink Coffee have a 7 to 12% lower risk of dying prematurely, including decreased heart-related conditions such as stroke and digestive diseases, according to a recent study.
The Big Q: What’s so great about Coffee?
Like other plant-based foods, Coffee has its own unique set of phytonutrients and beneficial compounds that can positively impact our health, such as those already known to fight inflammation, 1 of the most common and insidious contributors to age-related health challenges.
A Key thing many people aren’t yet aware of is that dark roast Coffee, as opposed to light or medium roast Coffees, may be more effective at reducing body weight, in restoring red blood cell vitamin E and glutathione concentrations, 1 study notes.
There are several other valuable health benefits we can get from that good-morning brew, which Statistic Brain says is enjoyed by 54% of the American population, which would be about 100-M people
Coffee is said to improve energy levels and block an inhibitory neurotransmitter called adenosine. This in turn boosts other neurotransmitters such as norepinephrine and dopamine, leading to enhanced firing of neurons.
The takeaway is that brain function is improved, along with memory and general cognitive function.
Coffee can help burn fat because it boosts your metabolism and drastically improves physical performance, not just in increased adrenaline for sharper “fight or flight” skills, or agility and stamina during exercise, but because it breaks down body fat and turns it into fuel.
As studies reveal, drinking Coffee may lower your risk of Type 2 diabetes, which affects about 300-M people globally, as well as your risk of developing Parkinson’s disease by as much as 60%.
Additionally, Coffee contains phytonutrients that enhance our health in several different ways, including providing healthy amounts of riboflavin, pantothenic acid, potassium, magnesium, manganese and niacin in every cup.
Having 4 or more cups of Coffee a day may also help you fight depression, improve your liver health and lower your risk of several types of cancer, as well as the possibility of heart disease and stroke. It may also supply more antioxidants than anything else in the standard Western diet.
There are many ways to make sure your Coffee is both delicious and good for you Vs not that great and terrible for you.
Regarding Organic Vs conventional Coffee, Equal Exchange noted: “Conventional coffee is among the most heavily chemically treated foods in the world. It is steeped in synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides … Not only does the environment suffer from this overload, but so do the people who live in it.
Farmers are exposed to a high level of chemicals while spraying the crops and while handling them during harvest. The surrounding communities are also impacted through chemical residues in the air and water. These chemical presences are not just unpleasant; many are highly toxic and detrimental to human health.”
In contrast, Organic Coffee contains no chemicals or synthetic fertilizers. The beans have a richer flavor and come with natural antioxidants. It is healthy for you, more sustainable for the Organic farms that grow it, and vastly better for our Planet.
Additionally, Coffee is a shade-loving plant, but growers often strip forests to make growing and harvesting easier. This destroys the ecological habitat of many natural pest deterrents, such as birds and lizards, while the pests flourish, resulting in additional pesticide use.
The downward spiral to the environment involves chemical run-off, erosion and potentially contaminated water supplies. Organic, shade-grown Coffee is available at numerous retail markets, and we can buy it online too.
Industries can and do change based on the choices that you make in the grocery store or at your favorite café so you can vote with your cup. By purchasing Organic Coffee you support systems that value healthy ecosystems, sustainable methods and superior coffee.
Eat healthy, Be healthy, Live lively
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