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Is Organic Coffee Healthy?
Organic coffee is typically made from high grade Arabica coffee beans so it has great taste and aroma. And organic coffee is great for the environment because it requires sustainable agriculture to grow it. But is organic coffee healthy for you? Organic coffee is healthy on two counts. First of all coffee has all sorts of health benefits. And second organic coffee does not have a whole lot of impurities that may be found in regular coffee. First what are the health aspects of coffee?
Healthy Organic Coffee
It has been six years since we posted an article, Healthy Organic Coffee.
Healthy organic coffee contains calcium. It contains antioxidants such as polyphenols which are also called condensed tannins and help prevent tooth decay in addition to their antioxidant activity. The antioxidant properties of a healthy cup of organic coffee include the ability to lessen age associated cellular damage, prevent new blood vessel formation in cancerous tissue, and inhibit the long term inflammation seen in atherosclerosis. Ongoing research points to uses of polyphenols as treatments for specific age related conditions. And all of this from a cup of healthy organic coffee!
In that article we mentioned the fact that coffee drinkers have a reduced risk of type II diabetes. Over the years we have added articles reporting reduced risk of cancer, depression, suicide, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and cirrhosis of the liver. Coffee drinkers have a reduced risk of dying at any age compared to their friends who avoid java. And coffee improves exercise performance as well as sex! All of those benefits come from a cup of coffee.
But why do you want organic coffee? In the same article years ago we noted the findings of the Australian Food Standards Authority.