Monday, October 13, 2014

Herb of the Week: Coffee

This is a herb that many people have everyday. It has many benefits. It is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health. People how drink coffee have a much lower risk of several serious diseases. 


It has been proven to  Improve Energy Levels and Make You Smarter. This is because of the sentimental that it contains called caffeine. When caffeine is absorbed in to the bloodstream it travels to the brain. There it breach the blood brain barrier and the caffeine block the  Adenosine receptors. 
Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat. Several studies show that caffeine can boost the metabolic rate by 3-11% The Caffeine Can Drastically Improve Physical Performance because it  stimulates the nervous system, causing it to send signals to the fat cells to break down body fat.It also increases Epinephrine (Adrenaline) levels in the blood.

A single cup of coffee contains :
  • Riboflavin (Vitamin B2): 11% of the RDA.
  • Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5): 6% of the RDA.
  • Manganese and Potassium: 3% of the RDA.
  • Magnesium and Niacin (B3): 2% of the RDA.

Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Type II Diabetes. Type 2 diabetes afflicting about 300 million people worldwide. It is characterized by elevated blood sugars in the context of insulin resistance or an inability to secrete insulin. Most  coffee drinkers have a significantly reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes.

There are many beauty benefit to coffee. One is a the break down of cellulite and tighten of skin. We will be making a coffee scrub this week that will help with that. 

Have a berry orange day,

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