by Real Life Coffee Drinker and Human Person
Let’s be real here people. I’m not exaggerating when I say that coffee is THE single greatest thing in existence. Okay, perhaps I’m exaggerating, a little…maybe. But seriously, coffee is just the bee’s knees. I don’t consider myself a coffee connoisseur; I’ve never met a bean I didn’t love. Turns out, coffee also has some outrageous benefits besides being delicious and helping me get out of bed in the morning. There’s actually a great deal of sound research out there about this bean that we worship so dearly. Here’s the scoop on your daily scoop:
- All About the Antioxidants
Coffee is full of polyphenols, plant steroids that are known to help premature aging, increased heart health and circulation AND reduce inflammation. That’s a lot of good in one bean!
- Say Goodbye to Cellulite
Cellulite is a problem in women of all shapes and sizes. Did you know that lotions that contain coffee can actually reduce the appearance of cellulite? How is that possible? Well, topical caffeinated products benefit the skin by targeting the powerful polyphenols right where they are most useful. WOWZA. Give me some of that. Check out The Soap Hag for some all natural coffee based products.
- Breaking Down Fat
Studies show that caffeine can help your body boost its metabolic rate and increase fat burning. Thanks coffee! We need all the help we can get.
- Extra Nutrients Naturally
I don’t know about you, but I’m always trying to add extra nutrients to my diet through any means possible – vitamin supplements, shakes — so it makes me oh so happy to know that according to Authority Nutrition, one cup of coffee a day contains all these extra goodies:
- 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
Next time you take a slurp of that morning joe, make sure to feel extra good and remind yourself that you’re doing something good for your body.
Happy coffee drinking!
P.S. Don’t forget to check out how we use coffee in our skincare products! Here: Coffee Buttercream Body Butter