Coffee!

I’ve been around a pretty long time (over 70) and drank coffee on and off during that time.  I was confused by what info was being presented to me, (coffee is bad for your health – coffee is good for your health) so my attitude has shifted back and forth.

A few years ago I decided to buy organic green coffee beans and roasted them my self, and I drank one 16oz. travel coffee mug each morning.  This worked well, I didn’t experience any negative effects (trouble sleeping, anxiety or any of the other known things from caffeine).

Now, over the past few years, I have learned that there are many positive health effects of drinking the stuff!  The reported negative effects are more due to overconsumption, and/or the low quality of the beans used.  My family is almost entirely chooses organic food which helps TREMENDOUSLY! 

Consuming this beverage has positive health benefits such as lowering many issues with the liver such as cancer, cirrhosis etc.  Coffee intake was associated with reduced risk of oral, pharynx, liver, colon, prostate, endometrial cancer and melanoma, but increased lung cancer risk.

So, in light of this info, drink coffee but do not over consume, and make sure it’s organic!

To Your Health! 

Kuerig – Great way of making coffee?

Keurig is very convenient, but is it a healthy way of making your coffee?  Not so much!

From www.Greenmedinfo.com:

  • How fresh is the coffee in a K Cup?
  • What toxins am I exposing myself to as the hot water forces the coffee through the little holes poked in the plastic cup?
  • What is that lid made of that is poked at the top to allow the water to enter the cup?
  • What chemicals are used in the flavored coffee selections?
  • Is there a filter inside the plastic cup? What is it made of and how is it secured inside the plastic cup?

Mold and mildew is a big problem!  Some people have this issue and are affected by it, some not so much.  The problem is that the internal tank and tubes never get drained out and dried!  Dark, warm. moist, the perfect breeding ground for mold!

Then there is the problem of the quality of the coffee.  Is it fresh?  What toxins am I exposed to from the machine itself?  What are the coffees flavored with?

If you consider all the toxin exposure, and the freshness of the coffee, doing “your own” makes a lot of sense!

Personally I just use organic green coffee beans, roast and grind myself, and use an Aeropress coffee brewer to make it.  Best coffee ever!

To Your Health!