Okay, so we’ll admit that coffee packs numerous health benefits whether it’s Colombian or not, but we’ll also argue that the amount of love put into cultivating a cup of fresh Colombian coffee is enough to count as a health benefit on it’s own – you just feel the passion, care and craft that went into it, and that counts for something, right?
Even though it usually gets a bad rap due the wives’ tales that say it’ll stunt your growth or lead to heart problems, coffee is actually pretty good for you. Don’t believe us? Take a look at all the ways it helps your body stay strong and healthy.
Coffee is packed with polyphenols, a group of antioxidants that you’ll also find in foods such as chocolate, wine, berries and tea. This group of antioxidants helps fight free radicals that are known to speed up the aging process. Studies have also shown that they have the ability to protect against UV radiation and slow down skin aging caused by the natural exposure to sun.
While it’s not particularly used for this in Western societies, coffee is known around the world for its anti-inflammatory properties. Combined with the same antioxidants mentioned above, the caffeine in coffee has been shown to reduce red, inflamed skin, meaning it’s helpful for those suffering from constant breakouts and puffy skin caused by the breakouts.
While this is true of most products that contain caffeine, coffee is one of the safest and most natural sources you can consume caffeine from without getting added chemicals or stimulants. Several studies have shown that caffeine can boost the metabolic rate by 3-11%, and other studies show that caffeine helps increase the burning of fat by as much as 29% in average weight individuals.
That’s right, coffee is packed full of essential nutrients, and while the amounts present in cup aren’t necessarily enough for your daily value on their own, if you drink up to three or four cups a day, they add up fast. In a cup of coffee, you’ll find 11% of the RDA of Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), 6% of Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), 3% of Manganese and Potassium, and 2% of Magnesium and Niacin (B3).
Lower Risk of Type II Diabetes
Diabetes is caused by elevated blood sugars in relation to insulin resistance, or an inability to secrete insulin. While it’s still unclear exactly as to why, various studies have shown that people who drink coffee have a 23-50% lower risk of developing Type II diabetes. One study even showed that diabetics who drank coffee had a 30% lower risk of death during a 20-year study period.
Coffee Is Pretty Good for You
Overall, studies haven’t really shown any connection between coffee and rumored ailments such as heart disease or cancer. Studies have, however, shown that there is an association between consuming coffee and a decreased overall mortality due to the health factors mentioned above.
So, what’s the verdict, doc? Colombian coffee is pretty good for you. Has all this talk about how great coffee is for you got you craving a nice, aromatic and freshly brewed cup of coffee? Sign up for your Roasted Tales coffee delivery today and take a look at our coffee subscriptions to ensure you’ve got the good stuff on tap whenever you want it.