Decaffeinate Your Day

With the way society is trending, drinking decaf coffee is associated with being able to qualify for the senior special at Ihop. After reading this article from NaturalNews.com however, I’m more than ready to join that club. The decaffeination of coffee beans leaves behind cafestrol, a substance that enhances the production of bile acids and has anti-inflammatory properties that benefit vital organs, like the brain.

Treatment and prevention of mental decline is also another positive side effect that has emerged from research. Considering that Expresso’s target demographic is made up of businesses, boosted mental capabilities in the work place would most likely be appreciated.

Check out the full article below for some further information.

http://www.naturalnews.com/041333_decaffeinated_coffee_health_benefits_healthy_beverages.html

 

By Stacia Chavarria

Coffee: live saver?

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On average, an individual on the go most likely has at least one to two cups of coffee in a day. According to a story in the New York Times (link below) a large-scale epidemiological study at the National Cancer Institute in 2012 found that starting your day with a cup of java and continuing on throughout the day may just increase your health benefits. Other studies have also found specific advantages, such as a reduction in the risk of developing Type two diabetes and breast cancer recurrence.

With information in this article, Expresso is not only promoting healthier lives with just our organic and all-natural ingredients, but with our coffee as a whole.

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/06/06/this-is-your-brain-on-coffee/?_r=0

By Stacia Chavarria

Greatness in a Cup

           Starting a coffee business is just about the smartest thing you can do according to this article. It’s not because of the money that it’s good to start the business but because of all of its benefits. A Huffington post article tells us 11 Reasons Why You Should Drink Coffee Every Day.

            I’m just going to number of what the reasons are, and tell you what I think about them. You can click on the word Huffington and it will take you to the article.

  1. Americans get more antioxidants from coffee than anything else.
  2. Just smelling coffee could make you less stressed.
  3. Coffee could lessen the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
  4. Coffee is great for you liver
  5. Coffee can make you feel happier.
  6. Coffee consumption has been linked to lower levels of suicide.
  7. Coffee could reduce your chances of getting skin cancer (if you’re a woman).
  8. Coffee can make you a better athlete.
  9. Coffee could reduce your risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
  10. Drinking coffee could help keep your brain healthier for longer
  11. Coffee may make you more intelligent     

          I read all of the reasons and I’m pretty sure most of us can relate to more than one these. It is so true that when I smell coffee it gives this feeling of happiness and it just relaxes me for some odd reason. Which ties into the fact that I do feel less stressed when I drink coffee and that’s when I mostly crave it when I feel a lot of anxiety. Also being a mother has made me drink more coffee it gives me energy and it keep me focus. 

          The most impressive thing about this list of things that are positive about coffee is everything that it actually benefits towards your health. I had already written previously about how coffee can actually help reduce liver cancer, but I had no idea about all the other ones. This article really shows that coffee is not just so you can get more energy but actually does something positive for your body. This article just proves to why I love coffee so darn much.

 

– Monica Ruiz 

Coffee Good for the Body??

 

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Coffee Good for the Body? 

            Well according to a recent study that was published in the Clinical Gastronenterology and Hepatology reaffirmed that coffee drinking does have health benefits. Researchers from Italy show that coffee consumption reduces the risk of liver cancer by about 40%. Wow who would have thought that coffee is actually good for your body; Doctors are always so negative when you tell them you’re a heavy coffee drinker.  Also if you drink 3 cups of coffee a day it will reduce the risk of liver cancer by 50%.

            Dr. Carlo La Vecchia says: “Our research confirms past claims that coffee is good for your health and particularly the liver.” I’m pretty sure if more people read this article all those that were told to stop drinking coffee because it can cause health problems will think again. 

– Monica Ruiz 

Give Me Some Sugar, Honey

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This Wall Street Journal article from November 25, 2013, discusses the idea of using honey as a sugar alternative. The common philosophy is that honey contains more nutrients than sugar, and that it is better for diabetics and their blood sugar. The truth is, however, that while honey contains more antioxidants than white sugar, it is actually higher in caloric value. One teaspoon of honey actually contains 21 calories, versus sugar which only contains 16 calories. While honey tends to be sweeter than sugar, it still raises blood sugar and therefore, is dangerous for diabetics to consume heavily.

Although honey is broken down by the body at a less rapid rate than sugar, it contains higher levels of antioxidants. These are extremely beneficial to the body, as they limit cell damage and increase the functioning of healthy cells. Eating foods rich in antioxidants can help you fight cancer-causing cells and bacteria. While honey has more antioxidants than white sugar, the amount is still low when compared to foods like blueberries, walnuts, and even red wine.

At Expresso, we vow to constantly deliver a variety of sweeteners and options. We will have only organic and natural foods and beverages. If you would like to sweeten your drink with real sugar, we’ve got you covered. And if you would prefer a more nutritious honey, we will also carry plenty of that! With Expresso, you can enjoy the freedom of choice and deliciousness, while still preserving your health.

 

 

 

— Sara Sonoski