Coffee is more than just a hot beverage for a great number of people! Drinking coffee is an enjoyable daily ritual – but, aside from its awesome flavour experience and wondrous pick-me-up qualities, there are many great benefits of coffee (especially organic coffee) that you may not know but will love!
With the start of every new year comes the opportunity for a healthier perspective. This year, get to know how your brew can give you a boost in more ways than just a java jolt. From lowering the risk of diseases to enhancing brain function, here is a short list of the top potential perks of coffee that may surprise you. A growing body of research indicates that long-term coffee drinking can be good for you!
To start, black coffee is low-caloric (approximately 2 calories per cup), and has no fat or carbohydrates. More importantly, various reports indicates that coffee is not only a rich source of antioxidants, but is considered the largest dietary source of antioxidants in a Western diet. Active properties – such as polyphenols, kahweol, manganese, magnesium, potassium, chromium, B vitamins – can help to lower the risk of various medical conditions and provide protective effects.
Prevents, Protects, and Promotes
Science reveals that there is a positive link with coffee (without sugar and cream) in promoting good health while preventing or protecting you from some diseases. Coffee benefits include:
- Lowering the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease (preventing clogged arteries).
- Lowering the risk of liver damage caused by excessive alcohol consumption.
- Lowering the risk of developing some types of cancers – eg. endometrial, colorectal, and skin.
- Lowering the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and MS.
- Protecting against the chance of developing or delays the onset of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.
- Improving brain function – cognitive function, attention and sharpness (eg. Memory). Makes you smarter.
- Inhibiting the development of gallstones.
- Making you happier by boosting mood and fights depression.
- Increasing metabolism – raises energy levels and increases workout performance, as well as burns fat.
- Preventing cavities by killing bacteria.
- Aiding in migraine relief.
See some of the great health benefits of coffee as an infographics, via marieclare.com
Pick Organic Coffee for a Healthier and Tastier Choice
When you want the healthiest cup of joe, go with organic and fair trade coffee. By choosing organic coffee, you are opting to enjoy coffee beans that are free of harmful pesticides or chemical fertilizers. You’re also helping to make a positive impact on the environment because most organic coffee farmers grow coffee plants in the shade of the rainforest. This is a more sustainable approach to coffee farming, maintaining a healthier ecosystem for flora, fauna, wildlife and the soil, which can provide more natural nutrients and superior flavours in the coffee beans.
We are pleased to provide you with a selection of single origin, fair trade, shade grown and bird-friendly organic coffee! And, if you prefer caffeine-free coffee, then choose the Trees Organic Coffee’s SWISS WATER® decaf coffee which uses a 100% chemical-free water decaffeination process.
While coffee has many healing advantages, that are nothing short of amazing, they may not apply to everyone. As with all food and beverage consumption, coffee should be enjoyed in moderation, depending on your health circumstances or sensitivities.* And, of course, the beneficial side of coffee doesn’t excuse you from exercising or eating a balance of other nutritious and antioxidant-rich products.
In conclusion, it turns out that you can reap many benefits from drinking organic coffee beyond its daily kick-starting buzz. To this, we raise our coffee mugs and toast to another flavourful year of organic coffee, arguably one of the healthiest beverages in the world, and to your good health!
*Health Canada recommends no more than 400 mg of caffeine per day – about three 8 oz (237 ml) of brewed coffee per day for healthy adults.