Many people think that coffee is bad for you, and in excess, like many things, it can be! But in moderation, it is not only okay for you, but actually provides a number of health benefits.
1. Coffee increases energy levels
This is a no brainer, thanks to the stimulant caffeine. It is absorbed in the blood stream, flows to the brain and blocks a neurotransmitter called Adenosine. This in turn makes other neurotransmitters increase, which has a direct impact on energy levels, reaction times, memory and even mood!
2. Coffee is loaded with essential nutrients
Coffee beans contain the following nutrients which benefit day to day health and well being.
- Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): 1 cup contains 11% of the recommended daily intake
- Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5)
- Manganese and Potassium
- Magnesium and Niacin (B3)
3. Coffee can reduce the likelihood of disease
Numerous studies have shown coffee drinkers are 2/3 less likely to develop Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia. They also have much lower risk of Parkinson’s Disease, liver problems and even cancer.
4. Coffee is loaded with antioxidants
Toxins such as pollution and cigarette smoke can cause free radicals, which attack healthy cells in your body. Antioxidants bond with the free radicals and neutralise them, so they can’t cause harm. Coffee is loaded with antioxidants, even more than the majority of people get from their fruit and vegetable intake!
5. Coffee helps your physical performance
Caffeine increases the levels of adrenaline in the blood, which causes fat cells to break down body fat. The resulting fatty acids are then released into the blood, and available as fuel for the body. So having a coffee half an hour before physical activity can provide some great benefits.
So how do you make a good coffee??
Making a good coffee comes down to the machine as it does the bean. Having a high quality coffee maker ensures a consistency that maximises taste, every time.
Our recommended personal machines: http://www.breville.com.au/beverages/coffee-machines.html
Great range of products from $200 to $2500
Our recommended commercial machines: http://www.pelicanrouge.com.au/
Excellent automatic and traditional machines perfect for a cafe, restaurant or office.
Both Breville and Pelican Rouge machines have high end features and are easy to use, helping you make the perfect cup of coffee time after time.
Where to buy a good coffee?
Eden Espresso – Glenferrie Road, Malvern
Hollyhock Restaurant – Station Pier, Port Melbourne
Proud Mary – Oxford Street, Collingwood
Salvage Coffee – Wilkes Ave, Artarmon
Cherubini Espresso Bar – Boundary St, Darlinghurt