Is Coffee Bad For You, or Is It Good For Your Health?
New evidence, soon to be presented at the American College of Cardiology's Annual Scientific Session, has shown that drinking 2 to 3 cups of coffee each day can lead to a lower risk of heart disease, less problems with heart rhythm and, in turn, a longer, healthier life. Coffee has also been shown to assist with regular bowel movements, and past studies have linked moderate coffee intake to a lower risk of type 2 diabetes, Parkinson's disease, liver disease and even stroke.
It's not all black and white, however. Due to its high caffeine content, coffee can temporarily raise your blood pressure, cause jitteriness, exacerbate anxiety and panic attacks and cause heart palpitations. These side effects usually only occur if an individual is drinking above the "healthy" amount each day- upwards of four coffees, daily.
Should You Switch From Coffee To Tea?
The decision to give up coffee is entirely personal. While 2 to 3 cups a day have been shown to be of great benefit to our heart health, it really does depend on how sensitive you are to caffeine. If coffee is causing you to feel jittery, anxious or is disrupting your sleep, then it may be worth switching to tea (which has less caffeine than coffee when brewed, but more caffeine when we look at its raw ingredients) or to a caffeine-free option. That said, if you love your coffee and aren't experiencing any adverse side effects- drink up and enjoy!
Our Favourite, Natural, Coffees and Creamers
If you're looking for a natural coffee with added health and beauty benefits, we recommend the Beforeyouspeak range. Australian owned and operated, Beforeyouspeak make instant coffees using superior single origin Columbian coffee beans, infusing those beans with superfoods, vitamins and minerals.
The Beforeyouspeak Glow Collagen Coffee combines that single origin Columbian coffee with marine collagen, silica, MCTs, vitamin B6 and biotin to promote skin hydration, thicker hair and stronger nails while you sip your morning brew! Those who really want to get the most out of their day will love the Beforeyouspeak High Performance Coffee, which comes in an unsweetened and a caramel flavoured option, blending coffee with turmeric, MCT oil, siberian ginseng, green coffee bean extract and black pepper to deliver clean, strong energy, ideal for gym goers. For a coffee with serious health benefits, we recommend the Beforeyouspeak Immunity Coffee AM & PM. The AM sachets are caffeinated and the PM sachets are decaf, but both contain Vitamin C and Echinacea to give your immunity and overall health a boost.
If you've already found a coffee that you love, consider blending in a natural coffee creamer for some extra health benefits. Try turning your coffee into a mocha flavoured beauty beverage by mixing in a spoonful of Beforeyouspeak Collagen Coffee Creamer in Chocolate, or enhance your energy and focus with the Beforeyouspeak Keto Creamer in Vanilla.
Another great creamer for those looking to boost the health benefits of their daily coffee is the Locako MCT Oil & Grass Fed Collagen Coffee Creamer. Containing high-quality collagen, essential fats and antioxidants, this natural creamer can help to improve concentration and mental focus, digestion and gut health and an increased metabolism.
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