How to Boost Your Health with Coffee

Five ways coffee can boost your health:


Antioxidants

The key ingredient is a group of antioxidants known as chlorogenic acids, or CGAs. These components protect you from damaging free radicals. Free radicals are/come from {in your own words}. CGAs (antioxidants) eliminate these oxidizing molecules in the body. That’s why they’re called “antioxidants.”

Coffee is actually the richest source of antioxidants in the western diet (and PURITY is the richest source of antioxidants out of all coffees), more than even ‘superfoods’ like blueberries and kale.



2. Athletic Performance

Athletes who took in caffeine pre-exercise burned 15% more calories for three hours post-exercise than those who didn’t.

A little caffeine post-workout may have benefits too. Compared to consuming carbohydrates alone, a caffeine/carb combo was shown to increase muscle glycogen by 66% after intense exercise, allowing athletes to exercise harder and longer next time.

3. Type 2 Diabetes

This 2014 study showed that participants who increased their coffee consumption by more than 1 cup per day over a 4 year period had an 11% lower risk of type 2 diabetes in the subsequent 4 years compared with those who made no changes in their coffee consumption. Participants who decreased their coffee intake by more than 1 cup per day had a 17% higher risk for type 2 diabetes.

4. Liver Disease

This meta-analysis suggests a 40% reduced risk of liver cancer in coffee drinkers. Research also suggests that coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of other liver conditions as well.

5. Heart Health

This recent study suggests a lower risk of atrial fibrillation among men who consume 1-3 cups of coffee per day. Atrial fibrillation is an irregular heart rate causing poor blood flow.

6. Cancer

Coffee is valued for its high antioxidant value and phytochemicals, so it is no surprise that coffee has been linked to lower risk for certain types of cancers. It also may promote longevity. According to the American Institute for Cancer Research, "coffee drinkers may live longer than non-coffee drinkers, having lower risk of dying from many cancers – as well as other chronic diseases." You can read more about the research on the AICR website here.

Drink it hot or pour yourself a nice glass of cold brew...

Because coffee acids are better extracted at high temperatures, cold brew can be up to 60% less acidic than hot brewed coffee. Many people love the smoother, sweeter flavor of cold brew. Since fewer acids are extracted than from a typical heated brewing process, it doesn’t have the same bitter bite to it that can be off-putting for some.

Try this delicious Ultimate Cold Brew Coffee or yummy Salted Caramel Coffee Smoothie.


Start cooking with coffee...

Coffee isn’t just for drinking, try cooking with it! Use the grounds in anything from baked goods, smoothies, energy bites, or [combine with dried herbs] as a coating for steak or fish.

Here are a few delicious coffee recipes for you to try.


Ultimate Energy Bites


1 1/2 cup pecans, raw

4 medjool dates, pitted

1 Tbs chia seeds

1 tsp Purity coffee beans, ground

1 tsp cocoa powder

2 Tbs coconut oil, unsweetened

1 tsp vanilla extract

salt to taste

Make

Add pecans to food processor and pulse until finely ground.

Add rest of ingredients and process until combined.

Roll into 12 bites [serving size = 1 bite].

Refrigerate until firm then dust with cocoa powder if desired.

Salted Caramel Latte Smoothie


1 banana, frozen

1 cup Purity coffee, brewed, chilled or frozen into ice cubes (see notes)

1 cup almond milk, unsweetened

1 Tbsp cocoa powder, unsweetened

1 tsp vanilla extract

3 medjool dates, pitted

1/8 tsp salt

1 Tbsp ground flaxseed

Prep

Brew coffee and chill or place in ice cube trays and freeze.

Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth and creamy. Add ice cubes as desired.


Vegan Coffee Bean Cashew Butter


2 cup cashews, raw, soaked

1 Tbsp Purity coffee beans, ground

1 tsp vanilla extract

salt, to taste

1 Tbsp maple syrup

Prep

Place cashews in bowl and cover with hot water. Let stand for at least 1 hour or overnight.

Add all ingredients in food processor and process until smooth and creamy.

Enjoy with sliced apple [our favorite!]

Thinking you might need a cleaner coffee?

Good news! Our partners at Purity Coffee are offering you a 10% discount on all products – use code MBARONRD10 when ordering Whole Bean or Coffee Pods here.

Now sit back, relax, sip, and experience the health benefits that coffee has to offer. Have any questions you want to ask us? email me at: meghan@nutritionadvantage.org


Check out this link on how to brew the perfect cup of coffee with this brewing guide at: https://puritycoffee.com/brewing-guide/


Disclosure: Some of the links provided here reflect partnerships we have with brands we believe in. We would never recommend a product we don't believe in and maintain the highest standards of integrity when recommending commercial products.

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