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Health Benefits of Coffee

Drinking free trade organic coffee surprisingly has some great health benefits. Enjoying this beverage in moderation can help burn fat, keep your mind sharp, and can load your body with nutrients. Keep in mind to limit the amount of sugar and cream and keep the coffee black to enjoy the benefits.

Top Reasons to Drink Coffee:

Burns Fat and Improves Physical Performance
Drinking coffee boosts the metabolic rate. Consuming a cup before a workout helps the overall physical performance. Coffee helps break down fats, releasing it into the bloodstream as fatty acids that act as fuel. In addition, Magnesium and potassium from the coffee help the body to use insulin properly.

Fights Depression
Having your morning cup of java leads to less depression and makes you happier. Coffee boosts the production of neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline.

Full of Nutrients and Antioxidants
Coffee is loaded with riboflavin, pantothenic acid, manganese, potassium, magnesium, and niacin. The most powerful antioxidants in coffee are hydrocinnamic acid and polyphenols. Hydrocinnamic acid neutralizes free radicals and prevents oxidative stress. Polyphenols protect against heart disease, diabetes, and cancer.

Coffee blocks inflammation of the brain, which can lead to cognitive decline. Tau proteins, found in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, are seen less in those that drink moderate amounts of coffee. Alzheimer's and dementia aside, caffeine helps boost brain function and memory.

Research has shown, drinking moderate amounts of coffee can lead to less cancer, in particular, breast, prostate, oral, uterine, colon, brain, liver, endometrial, and lung cancers. The exact reason is unknown, but it is suspected that the antioxidants ward off cancer cells.

Dutch researchers have found drinking coffee lowers your risk of diabetes because it stops the accumulation of a destructive protein. Caffeine, caffeic acid, and chlorogenic acid are all components with a positive influence on preventing diabetes.

With all of these great benefits of drinking coffee, what is the best way to drink it? If you are in a hurry, drink it black with no sugar. Adding organic cream or a non-dairy based creamer is ok. If you want to kick it up a notch, drink some organic free trade with added coconut oil and grass fed butter. Take a cup of coffee, add a teaspoon of coconut oil and a tablespoon of butter and process it in the blender. What you get is a rich drink with the added bonus of some really healthy fats.

Drinking coffee has many benefits ranging from increased levels of antioxidants to preventing cancer. Just remember to drink in moderation, without the sugar, and try to find organic free trade beans.

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