COFFEE: Brain & Body Benefits – The Good & Bad News

An Ageless Woman Audio Podcast

What Kind of Coffee Do You Drink & When Do You Drink It?

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On this Ageless Woman Living Podcast – you’ll hear lots of great new health benefits of coffee. But, you’ll also hear about some risks and why choosing your coffee wisely matters – especially if you drink it everyday! (Audio player at bottom of page)

Positive Health Benefits:

  • Decreases risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Decreases risk of Parkinson’s
  • Helps reduce inflammation
  • Lower incidence of Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Decreased risk of cardiovascular disease
  • Improved physical performance during exercise
  • Increased caloric burn for 3 hours post workout

Potential Downsides of Coffee:

  • Not knowing your limit
  • Overstimulated
  • Are you a slow or fast reactor?
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Choosing coffees laden with pesticides & chemicals
  • Dehydration
  • Creating an acidic pH balance

Miscellaneous Coffee Factoids:

  • High in anti-oxidants
  • Darker Roast = less Caffeine but more anti-oxidants
  • The finer the ground, the more nutrients lost
  • Hotter the water – the more bitter the coffee

A Few Quality Organic Coffee Brands: 

Kicking Horse Coffee
Cameron’s Organic French Roast – I just got one and LOVE the smooth brew!
Equal Exchange Organic Coffee
Whole Foods 365 Brand

Let’s Talk Decaf:  Most products are heavily processed with chemicals known to be carcinogenic. Choose Swiss Water Processed – Organic Swiss Water Processed Coffees

References:

Dr. Mercola
Business Insider – Coffee Gains Ground with Experts
HealthyOrganicWoman.com
When Should Your Drink Your Coffee?