For those of us who because of our health situation should NOT be drinking coffee and still LOVE it!
I love coffee and chicory…
They are ALL KINDS OF YUM!
Let’s compare the two!
Caffeine Antioxidants Improve Energy Levels Burn Fat Improve Physical Performance Essential Nutrients May lower risk of Type II Diabetes May protect you from Alzheimer’s & Demential May lower risk of Parkinson’s Appears to have Protective effects on your Liver Can fight depression & make you happier Lowers the risk of some types of cancer Does not cause heart disease AND may lower risk of stroke May help you live longer
Is a drug Can cause anxiety and disrupt sleep Addictive and can cause withdrawl symptoms Some people can be allergic to coffee More than 4 cups a day can cause early death Raises blood pressure Increased risk of heart attacks in young adults Is linked to gout attacks May cause breast tissue cysts in women Could cause incontenance Can cause headaches May reduct fertility in women Maybe a miscarriage risk May not be health for type 2 diabetics May cause more forceful heart contractions Worsens menopause symptoms Inhibits collagen production in the skin Can lead to greater risk of bone fractures & accelerates bone loss May impair hearing loss recovery Adrenal fatigue Irregular heartbeat Hallucinations Can cause tremors
Is a bean that grows on a plant and is roasted There are some who would definitely want to avoid or greatly limit their coffee intake. Like pregnant women, people with anxiety issues, high blood pressure, insomnia, people who metabolize coffee slowly, people with auto immune diseases, heart issues. Decaffeinated can be made by rinsing the beans with chemicals Drinking it without sugar is the best way to drink it Unfiltered can contain a substance called “cafestol” that can increase cholesterol levels. Most of the health benefits happen only after you have drank at least several cups Dates back to the 10th century and possibly earlier Origin country thought to be Ethiopia The plant is called Coffea
No caffeine The ability to Ease digestive problems The ability to Prevent heartburn May Reduce arthritis pain The ability to detoxify the liver & gallbladder May prevent bacterial infections Boosts the immune system Reduce the chance of heart disease Natural Sedative helping to fight against kidney stones and promotes weight loss May prevent cancer Treats constipationHas anti-inflammatory properties May prevent or delay the onset of Diabetes Helps manage Osteoarthritis Aid gut health Relieve constipation Treats hemorrhoids, hypertension and inflammatory bowel disease Helps eczema Is a prebiotic High in triglycerides Reduces colon cancer & heart disease Anti-microbial & anti-fungal properties Fights against harmful bacteria
Do not drink if pregnant (may cause uterine contractions) Might cause and allergic reaction in very few people who are sensitive to Asteraceae/Compositae family Could be problem if you are prone to gall stones
Is a cousin of dandelion The root is roasted and ground The leaves can be used as a poultice on the skin The leaves are often eaten like celery Can be used as a cooking spice Rich source of beta-carotene Leaves are also used sprinkled in salads Medicinal uses date back to ancient Egyptians Used to treat everything from pulmonary disease or tuberculosis, to cancer, cough, or wounds. Known as blue daisy, blue dandelion, blue sailors, blue week, bunk, coffeeweed, cornflower, hendibeh, horseweed, ragged sailors, succory, wild bachelor’s buttons, and wild endive Is a wild plant
Conclusions . . .
WOW… That was a lot of information.
Are you totally confused? Afraid to drink coffee?
Better question might be: Should You be Drinking Coffee?
I think the answer lies within You, Your health care professional and Your health situation
If you LOVE coffee anyway definitely look into the non chemical decaffeinated versions and maybe only drink one cup a day.