Benefits of Organic coffee
The Benefits of organic coffee is clear. But the kind of coffee you buy, and the amount you drink, has a major impact on your health.
Trying to make a decision about what kind of coffee to get before you’ve had your coffee can be tricky.
Drinking coffee is a common habit among people. According to the International Coffee Organization, 153 million bags of coffee are consumed per year globally. Coffee is one of the most widely traded commodities in the world.
Farming develop methods to maximizes production, sometimes at the expense of human and environmental health. Conventional coffee is among the most heavily chemically treated foods. It is steeped in pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and synthetic fertilizers.
Farmers are exposing to a high level of these chemicals while spraying the crops during harvest, which are highly toxic to human health.
Coffee naturally prefers the shade, but plants are now hybrids developing to flourish in open sun.🌞 Production increases, but the ecosystem of fauna and flora is destroyed. Natural pest-combat, like birds and lizards are left without a habitat and insects overpopulate leading to more and more use of pesticides. Also without the natural fertilizers from birds, the use of chemicals fertilizers increase.
Coffee itself does not cause any health problems, but the risks associating with drinking coffee can actually be traced back to the chemicals and pesticides, mold and mycotoxins residues, found in conventional growing practices. This is a big risk!
Risks of drinking conventional coffee:
Many of the chemicals are neurotoxins, that affect both 🐜 insects 🕷 and humans. It causes coordination problems and trembling hands (Parkinson’s symptoms).
The most using pesticide glyphosate ( Roundup ), even in small doses, can cause cancer 20 or 30 years later, including damage to the DNA, according the Brazilian National Cancer Institute.
It is very difficult to prove causality between the use of pesticides and cancer, because cancer takes so many years to develop.
Other common symptoms such as sickness, headache, insomnia, restlessness can be the cause for drinking bad coffee.
Is Organic Coffee safe?
In Organic coffee the synthetic fertilizers or chemicals in growing or production can’t be useful. This means cleaner beans, land, air and water. The coffee is grown with only organic fertilizers, like chicken manure or compost, and coffee pulp.
Most organic coffee is grown naturally within the shade of lush forests , providing a home for wild animals and plants, sustaining soil fertility and an alive ecosystem.
Organic coffee tastes better, because growing in higher altitudes where it takes longer to develop results in a richer flavour. It contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants needed by the body.
After all is Coffee good or bad for You?
Health benefits of coffee:
- Improve energy levels because it contains a stimulant — caffeine.
- Improves brain function, including memory, mood, vigilance.
- Can help you burn fat because caffeine boost your metabolic rate.
- Contains essential nutrients, including vitamin B2, B5, B3, manganese, potassium, magnesium.
- Lower your risk of type 2 Diabetes, because may process glucose better.
- May lower and appears to be protective against 2 types of cancer : Colorectal and Liver.
- Coffee is quite high in antioxidants and polyphenols ( a type of antioxidant) which may even boost longevity and reduce internal inflammation.
Drinking 2 cups of organic coffee a day may help ward off heart failure, because force pumping more blood to the body.
Women that drink at least one cup of coffee a day may have lowered stroke risk.
Negative effects of drinking coffee:
- Drinking too much coffee can have some adverse effects.
- Women who drink a lot of coffee may have higher risk of bone fractures.
- Increases heart rate.
- Raise blood pressure for some predisposed people.
- Can cause anxiety.
- You may have trouble falling asleep.
Species of Coffee :
Coffee has its origin in the African Continent. There are several species of the genus Coffea, but only two are of economic importance worldwide.
Coffea Canephora ( Conilon and Robusta), used to make blends with Arabica.
Coffea Arabica considered more noble, pure and of better quality.
The world’s largest coffee producer is Brazil, and the largest producer state is Minas Gerais with almost 100% of Arabica specie and specialty coffees.
The Chemistry of Coffee
Caffeeine tolerance is different for everyone. You want to do what makes you feel good as coffee is a part of your lifestyle. Some factors can make a big difference on your health, such as a balanced diet, exercising and a healthy weight.
People who wishes to derive health benefits from coffee should avoid exceeding the daily intake. There are different ways of drinking it. And this makes very difficult to determine how coffee affects a person and which component is a benefit or not.
”Moderate coffee drinking was included as part of a healthy diet. However, coffee isn’t for everyone”.
Now that you know which coffee to drink, just choose:
Our Organic and Fairtrade coffee, Santa Helena!