Saturday, June 13, 2015

The whole truth about coffee... It is REALLY GOOD FOR YOU!!!!

The facts and fiction about the health benefits of coffee changes as fast as you can blink.  We all know that coffee is good for you and most of us are coffee drinkers, so hold your cup high in the air and toast to the health benefits of this golden gem of a drink. Here is what we know about coffee today.

Long live your life
   A 2012 study in the New England Journal of Medicine found that people from 50 to 71 who drank at least one cup of coffee per day lowered their risk of dying from diabetes, heart disease and other health problems.  Coffee has beneficial compounds such as antioxidants that ward off disease.

I am so happy!
   Coffee is not only a great 'pick me up' drink; it also has been linked to a lower risk of depression.  A 10 year Harvard study that tracked 50,000 women, found that those who drank 4 or more cups of coffee a day were
                                            20% less likely to develop depression and those who drank two or more
                                            cups of coffee were half as likely to attempt suicide as decaf or non coffee
                                            drinkers.  Long term coffee drinking may boost the production of
                                            "feel-good" hormones such as dopamine.

                                            Type 2 Diabetes
                                                Coffee drinkers are 11% less likely to develop Type 2 diabetes than
                                             those who do not drink coffee.  But just because you are a coffee drinker
                                             does not give you a open door to eating sugar base food, like doughnuts!

                                             Coffee brewing does make a difference
                                                Cafestol, a compound in coffee grounds have been found to increase
                                              levels of LDL (bad cholesterol).  Brewing coffee with a paper filter
                                              removes some of this compound.  Coffee make in a French press or
                                              espresso have a higher level of cafestol.  The jury is out on how much
                                              this compound remains in the coffee.  If you make your coffee in a
                                              French press or you love your espresso, I would like lose any sleep over
                                             Coffee is not for everyone
                                                 Too much coffee can cause effects including insomnia, irritability and
                                              restlessness.  How many nights do you watch the clock, not able to fall
                                              asleep because of the cup of coffee with the cake you had after dinner.
                                              People with acid reflux should avoid coffee because the acidity could
                                              exacerbate it.

        Well, there you have it.  Today's facts for today's coffee drinkers.  As the research continues, the conclusions and finding will change. Some good, some bad; so enjoy your morning with a good cup of coffee. 
Visit our website for a selection of fresh roasted coffee.  We roast our coffee per order to guarantee high quality, fresh coffee at a fair price. What better way to start the day but with a cup of fresh roasted coffee from BlackGoldCoffee Company
Locally own and operated in Chamblee, Georgia.

 Enjoy your Life.. Enjoy your coffee..
Deanna M. Helie, Morning Cupper