6 Incredible Health Benefits Of Coffee!

6 Incredible Health Benefits Of Coffee!

Grabbing that cup of coffee in the morning offers more benefits to your health and wellness than anyone could have imagined. It has steadily been proven to limit, reduce and eradicate more than a fair share of major disease, illness, and disorders. Three pleasant side effects are an overall feeling of happiness, more energy, and a more alert mentality. Now THAT is a great way to start your day!

 

Brain Health

 

Healthy systems with coffee

 

Science Daily reported in a 2012 study that moderate drinking of coffee not only reduced the risk factors for Parkinson’s Disease, but actually showed a reduction in motion problems with those already suffering with it. This was the first test performed on human subjects and it showed a significantly positive result.

It has been determined that coffee reduces the risk and delays onset for up to four years. Concentration and focus are honed with mild to moderate amounts of caffeine in the system, which is also why many college students carry a cup of java faithfully during final exam weeks.

 

Weight Loss

 

Green coffee supplements

 

Drinking coffee can boost your metabolic rate for limited amounts of time. Eventually, your body will get used to the caffeine and the effects will wear off, but it can be a great way to kick-start a diet. One benefit that never seems to wear thin is the slight decrease in appetite, felt after consuming a cup.

Limit the amount of sugar and it can help in your weight loss journey. Green coffee supplements have been shown to increase weight loss, despite a normal diet.

 

Sports Performance

 

Oru kayaking

 

Most athletes and fitness gurus have taken notice of the increased vascular capabilities created by drinking coffee. It can allow for a more rigorous performance and workout. Moderate use tends to help improve overall endurance.

For instance, kayakers would do well with it before they head out on the water for a nice workout. They could put together their Oru Kayak much faster with all that mental clarity, energy, and alertness.

Caffeine allows for an increased level of amino acids in the blood, which helps the body break down the fats needed for energy. It provides the perfect atmosphere for optimal muscle building and performance.

 

Reduces Heart Disease

Coffee Heart Health

 

The infusion of antioxidants to the body, and the increase in vascular activity can effectively reduce your risk of heart disease. Light to moderate amounts of coffee is recommended by the National Institutes of Health to promote a healthy, even heart rhythm. The key to the use of caffeine is to not go overboard. There is a point at which the body begins to act in an erratic manner.

Two to four cups per day are the suggested amounts for the average person. The strength of the coffee is also a factor, so it’s best to realize your limits and not go over that.

 

Protects The Liver

 

Coffee good for the liver

 

The Guardian reported the results of a study that tested coffee drinkers that partook in at least one cup of coffee per day and how this affected liver diseases, such as cirrhosis.

There were 125,000 participants over the age of 22. Those that were heavy drinkers were found to have a 20 percent less chance of developing cirrhosis, due to the intake of coffee. It was also shown to reduce the incidences of non-alcohol related cirrhosis, also known as fatty liver disease.

 

Lessens Risk Of Type 2 Diabetes

 

Drinking coffee lowers diabetes risk

 

There is more and more proof, over time, that type 2 diabetes can be controlled and eradicated by a healthy diet. A study by the American Chemical Society showed that people ingesting four or more cups of coffee each day were more than 50 percent less likely to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. Each added cup reduced the statistics by seven percent more.

 

Conclusion

 

Drinking coffee at the office

 

If there were ever great reasons to bring back coffee breaks to the office, this might be a few of the best yet. Now you can indulge in your caffeinated drink of choice and know that it is actually doing your body good.

However, sugar does the opposite, so try to drink it with Stevia or Monkfruit sweeteners, which are natural and not chemicals. You will only reap the rewards after that!

Best Fast Food Coffee?

Best Fast Food Coffee?

Love your fast food and no time to brew your own coffee?  Where can you pick up some decent fast food coffee. Tell us if you agree with BuzzFeed’s analysis:

Agree? Disagree? Tell us in the comments section!

BulletProof Coffee: Can Coffee Help You Burn Fat?

BulletProof Coffee: Can Coffee Help You Burn Fat?

Have you heard about the ketogenic diet?  The basic idea of the Keto diet is to indulge in a high amount of good fats, medium amount of protein, very low amount of carbohydrates (not your typical breads and pastas!), and no sugars.

How does all this work? How is coffee involved? And how does mixing butter in with coffee help you burn fat?  This video explains what BulletProof Coffee is and how it helps burn fat and help you lose weight:

Cheap Coffee Competition – 7/11 VS McDonalds VS Dunkin’ Donuts

Cheap Coffee Competition – 7/11 VS McDonalds VS Dunkin’ Donuts

Most of us have enjoyed coffee from some shady diners as well as gas stations. You name it, our staff has tried it: McDonald’s, 7-11, Dunkin’ Donuts (an East Coast all time favorite!)… and God knows what else has graced our lips!

With that in mind, which one of these is the best of the cheapest coffees and which one is the worst?

Do you agree with this “expert”?

 

Fresh Coffee Beans Are A Must!

Fresh Coffee Beans Are A Must!

How many times have you rolled your eyes at someone fretting over using fresh coffee beans for their coffee?  Unless you appreciate a fresh cup-a-Joe every morning,  you probably won’t understand.

But you are here because you DO understand!

Different Coffee Roasts – A Simple Guide To Learn Coffee Basics

Different Coffee Roasts – A Simple Guide To Learn Coffee Basics

Almost everyone I know loves coffee, or at least likes it enough to drink it from time to time. The hardcore coffee drinkers will know the differences between all the types of coffee, but for those who aren’t really sure, this article is for you. We will be going over the different roasts of coffee, what they’re good for and what they are paired well with if you enjoy snacks with your coffee.

Different Coffee Roasts:

1. What Does Light Roast Coffee Mean?

 

Light Roast Coffee

 

Some people think that the lighter the roast, the less caffeine there is, but it actually has a higher amount of caffeine. The taste is more mild and grainy, versus getting more bitter as you get further into the darker roasts. Light roast is lighter in color with no oil showing at the surface because of the roasting time. The longer the coffee roasts, the darker it is and the more oil will come to the surface.

Lightly roasted beans are slightly more acidic and are roasted until “first crack”, which is a term used to measure when to stop roasting the bean for each type of roast. When the beans crack, they expand in size, so when it cracks once, they are taken out. When beans crack twice, then you have a medium roasted bean and so on.

Pairs well with: fruity/floral desserts, pastries, fruity chocolates, crème Brule, eggs, Thai foods, etc.

2. What Does Medium Roast Coffee Mean?

 

medium roast coffee

 

Medium brown in color, this roast loses the grainy taste of the light roast and becomes more balanced all around. It’s less acidic with more flavor and a stronger aroma, but with less caffeine than light roast. This bean is taken out of the roaster right before the second crack, and is commonly called American Roast or Breakfast Roast. There is still no oil on the surface of the beans.

Pairs well with: milk chocolate, muffins, caramelized foods, toasted nuts, cereal, etc.

3. What Does Medium Dark Roast Coffee Mean?

 

medium dark roast coffee

 

This roast is a darker brown with some oil starting to show on the surface and is more full-bodied than the light and medium roasts. They are roasted until the beginning or middle of the second crack, and they may acquire a more spicier taste. You may see them named Full-City Roast or Vienna Roast in the grocery store.

Pairs well with: pecan pie, carrot cake, omelets, Chinese food, spiced chocolates, etc.

4. What Does Dark Roast Coffee Mean?

 

dark roast coffee

 

These beans are very dark brown in color, almost black, and have oil on the surface, looking more shiny. It can have a smoky or bitter burnt taste with less caffeine than the others, and is roasted until the end of the second crack. You will see it as French Roast, Italian Roast or Espresso Roast in the store.

When you see “Espresso” coffee in the store, it is not a different kind of bean. It’s dark roasted beans ground up much finer than regular beans. The company prefers that you make it in an espresso machine, quickly brewed for optimal flavor.

Pairs well with: creamy desserts like cheesecake or tiramisu, dark chocolate, brownies, chocolate cake, meat entrees, etc.