Monday, May 5, 2014

COFFEE: Surprising Superfood for Spring Fever!

By Cal Orey


It’s the ever-popular beverage we can’t live without—yet few consume it without some guilt. But the wonderful truth is that coffee has abundant health benefits. Coffee boasts more antioxidants than cocoa and tea, and even more than renowned antioxidantrich fruits like oranges and blueberries. In fact, there are hundreds of healing compounds in coffee.
Recent studies have shown that coffee consumption can significantly decrease or reduce the risk of many conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, asthma, cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, gallstone disease, and liver disease. Here are eight common health ailments and DIY at-home coffee cures. Savor the different roasts, blends, flavored coffees and drinks that can be your best friend. But caution, consult your health care practitioner before putting to work any coffee cure.

1. Depression (Lose the gloom and doom):

You may be one of the ten percent of Americans experiencing a melancholy misery. No one is immune. The 21st century comes with a mixed bag of stressors, including love problems or lack of love to money matters or no job.
What Coffee Rx to Use: Try a 12-ounce cup of medium roast (City) and dark roast (Italian or French), two times each day. Better yet, make that organic java. Add milk and dark chocolate.
Why You’ll Be Perked Up: There is light at the end of the dark tunnel for gloomy times. Drinking a couple of cups of coffee can boost mood. Also, adding milk, a mineral that can calm nerves and muscles, plus dark chocolate, which contains tryptophan, can help lessen anxiety and stress (which often are linked to depression).

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The Healing Powers of Coffee (Kensington)

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