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When your morning view looks like this, you know it's going to be a good day. A lot of you know I am a coffee girl through and through. It's been a favorite beverage of mine for quite a few years now. I was pretty late to the game though, on enjoying this fabulous rich roasted beauty of a drink. In fact, I didn't start drinking it until I already had kids in middle school! I remember distinctly how my appreciation of it started. The college I worked for was remodeling and we got taken out of our big, beautiful offices with a view and put into various trailers around the campus that we had to share with several other people. It was temporary, but a totally different experience for awhile, and two of the people in my area would bring in a box of coffee for everyone, every day. Let me tell you, it smelled so good (remember, it was a small space, so the whole 'office' smelled like coffee) that I ended up pouring a cup for myself, fell in love, and the rest is history. So, I knew that I loved coffee, especially an organic and succulent coffee like Nora's Naturals, but I didn't know it was good for you too (in moderation, of course)! Now I do!
Here are some tips to ponder with your next cup of joe.
5 health benefits to drinking coffee:
- Coffee helps you burn fat - There is a reason that caffeine is found in a lot of popular fat-burning supplements. Studies have linked healthy caffeine intake to boost your metabolic rate by 3–11%.
- Contains essential nutrients - The coffee bean is in fact a seed. We know that seeds tend to be pretty good for us, and the coffee seed being no exception. Riboflavin (vitamin B2), Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), Manganese and potassium, Magnesium and niacin (vitamin B3) can all be found in coffee
- Coffee protects your liver - People who drink 4 or more cups of coffee a day have been linked to have up to a 80% lower risk of developing cirrhosis, where the liver is largely replaced by scar tissue.
- Coffee may be the healthiest part of our SAD western diet - With pancakes, bacon and eggs being the normal routine for many of us here in the western world, aka SAD (standard American diet), coffee may be the one shiny bright spot. Studies indicate that many people get more antioxidants from coffee than from fruits and vegetables combined. Coffee is one of the most antioxidant packed beverages that you can drink in the world.
- Coffee Boosts Brain Health & Cognitive Function - Coffee has been shown to have some pretty great short and long term effects on cognition and memory. In the short term, it can improve mood, vigilance, learning and reaction time. Long term, it can help protect against diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
So while you're enjoying your next cup of coffee, you can actually feel good about the health benefits that come along with it too.
Did you know that coffee, in moderation, was good for you?
At Nora’s Naturals Coffee, they’re on a mission to support health and well-being by sourcing high antioxidant single-origin coffee with tremendous physical and mental health benefits. Their coffee is grown in volcanic soil, rich in silica (essential for collagen production - hello better skin, hair and nails) and packed with antioxidants for brain health and physical health.