Healthy Organic Coffee

Start the day with a hot cup of healthy organic coffee and you can receive a number of health benefits. Healthy organic coffee contains calcium. It contains antioxidants such as polyphenols which are also called condensed tannins and help prevent tooth decay in addition to their antioxidant activity. The antioxidant properties of a healthy cup of organic coffee include the ability to lessen age associated cellular damage, prevent new blood vessel formation in cancerous tissue, and inhibit the long term inflammation seen in atherosclerosis. Ongoing research points to uses of polyphenols as treatments for specific age related conditions. And all of this from a cup of healthy organic coffee!

Healthy organic coffee has been around for a long, long time. Unfortunately in the modern era the use of pesticides and herbicides has entered the picture in growing many crops, including otherwise healthy organic coffee. Although non-organic contaminants do not necessarily reduce the beneficial health effects of a healthy cup of organic coffee the non-organic contaminants cause problems of their own.

A study by the Australian Food Standards Authority revealed that as many as 133 contaminants may be in a cup of commercially available coffee. These contaminants include metals such as aluminum and zinc, pesticide residues, ochratoxin A, acrylamide, furan, and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Some polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons are found to cause cancer. Furans have been associated with skin disorders, liver problems, certain kinds of cancers, impairment to the reproductive, endocrine, and immune system, as well as effects on embryonic development.

There are several benefits to a cup of healthy organic coffee. For example, more organic coffee can lead to less diabetes! Drinking four or more cups of coffee a day has been shown to reduce the incidence of Type II diabetes. This is in addition to the enjoyment of pure, uncontaminated coffee. By returning to organic methods of coffee production the grower can reduce the level of contaminants or even totally exclude them from his product. By using sustainable practices the coffee grower interested in growing healthy organic coffee produces a product that is good for you and free of the kind of contaminants that can make you sick.

In a world full of contaminants it is reassuring to know that someone is producing a product like organic coffee with care and dedication. The sustainable agricultural practices that served well for centuries work well today to bring a cup of steaming organic coffee to your breakfast table. Knowing that someone cares is reassuring. Knowing that many possible contaminants are not in your cup of coffee is a relief. Knowing that your cup of pure healthy organic coffee contains things to make you healthier is a definite bonus. Whether it is the potential reduction in risk of getting diabetes, the reduction in inflammation associated with atherosclerosis, or the possibility of risk reduction in certain types of cancer all are extra added benefits to the taste and aroma of carefully and thoughtfully grown pure, healthy organic coffee. Tomorrow at breakfast think of the benefits and drink healthy organic coffee.

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