Organic Coffee Benefits
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Posted by Steph on Thursday in Coffee And Health | Short Link

Organic coffee can be a bit more expensive than coffee that uses beans that are grown other ways. So what benefits is there that justify the additional cost of organically-grown coffee? First of all, the flavour. The definition of Organic Coffee can be extended to include an emphasis on recycling, composting, soil health and protection of the environment. Its cost effectiveness and socially responsibility are the reasons that organic fair trade and organic shade grown coffee go shoulder to shoulder with each other. Because of the dangerous consequences of exposure or ingestion of pesticides many people are turning to organic coffee to aid in optimal health without the worry of the long term side effects to subtle pesticide exposure.

When you drink coffee that is certified as 100% organic, it will provide you with a variety of antioxidants. One of the main payoffs to drinking coffee that is full of antioxidants is that it can protect your cells from damage to prevent disease and premature aging. Other benefits from organic coffee include replenishing and maintaining fertile soil without the help of fertilizers. This helps to lower the toxins in the air, soil, and water supply. It also helps to build a better biological system with diversity in crops and production of plants and trees.  Having a certified organic coffee product in your home is safer, but it also implies that growing the coffee has occurred without use of chemical based pesticides or fertilizers.

In addition, this type of coffee is natural energy booster and relaxer which we can enjoy any time of the day. This is due to the fact that the caffeine from organic coffee comes in its purest form. It can even help us lose weight. There are three main factors which benefit from drinking organic products. The first person who benefits from this is us, the consumers. Even if it isn’t coffee we buy, as long as it’s organic, we are choosing the best ingredients already. And when we drink organic, we can guarantee that no chemicals or synthetics have been used. One of the main benefits of coffee being organically grown without pesticides is that it adds to the fertility of the soil that it is grown in. Traditionally grown coffee which is treated with chemicals depletes the soil and increases erosion. By not clearing the rain forests we help sustain them.

And even if you do not care about the state of our rainforests today (which I think is perfectly rational but a tad bit selfish), you should still consider the option of buying organic coffee beans simply because they don’t only taste great, but they are good for your overall health as well. It hardly needs any elaboration that coffee is a natural herb, and like every other one, it has its healing powers and benefits. And nothing can offer you all those benefits in the purest form like the certified organic coffee. Local health food stores have had organically grown coffee for several years, but now it is readily available at the supermarket. Almost every major producer has an organic, so there shouldn’t be a problem in finding an organic alternative to fit your tastes perfectly.

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Posted by Steph on Monday in Caffeinated | Short Link

I’m at Panera Bread (3205 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI) – http://bkite.com/03eBF

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