Want To Be Truly Healthy? Kickstart Your Day With Coffee

by Sheri @ Purposeful Habits
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Here’s Why Coffee Is A Healthy Beverage and Why You Should Use It To Start Off Your Day!

Coffee is not only a morning ritual for me, it is very healthy. Do you kickstart your day with coffee? I do, and that’s because coffee is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients that can improve your health.

 

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When your alarm goes off,  do you roll out of bed, check your phone, and make yourself a cup of coffee? That’s what I do. It’s kind of like a ritual.

Not just as a wake me up or pick-me-up, I use it as a component of my morning routine. You may find that when you kickstart your day with coffee, I can being it in a productive and efficient manner.

And just in case you were wondering if there is a right and a wrong way to make coffee; they answer is yes, we’ll talk about that later.

 

Reasons Why Coffee Is Good For You

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  • Coffee can help increase your attention span.
  • Studies show that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of serious diseases.
  • Caffeine found in coffee is more rapidly absorbed into the body than caffeine in other drinks and sodas.
  • Coffee helps increase your blood flow, which helps keep you productive.
  • Help improve your mood and memory.
  • Reduce the risk of kidney stones.
  • Can improve your reactions time.
  • Can improve your reactions time.

 

Things You Should And Shouldn’t Do With Your Coffee

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You Can’t Kickstart Your Day With Coffee If You Add Sugar To It

Nope, never ever ever! Although coffee is healthy in itself, you can easily turn it into something harmful. The best way to do that is to put a whole bunch of sugar in it

It takes months, and sometimes even years, to make coffee that is worth drinking.

The length of time is what makes your coffee taste soooo good. That special flavour and smell you love so much takes time.

Adding sugar to your coffee does nothing but change the flavour balance of an already amazing cup of coffee. I kid you not. Most of us only add sugar to our coffee out of habit. Kickstart your day with coffee by drinking it the right way.

 

Add Spices To Your Coffee Instead Of Sugar

Coconut oil is not the only great thing to boost your coffee that will provide you with that extra push in the morning.

10 Delicious Spices you can add to your coffee

  • Cinnamon
  • Black Peppercorns
  • Ginger
  • Nutmeg
  • Cardamom Seeds
  • Ground Clove
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Cocoa Nibs
  • Lavender
  • Peppermint Oil

These are merely ten of my favourite ways to add extra zest to coffee. There are so many other things you can add to your coffee to give ait a different taste and an extra kick.

Experiment with different spices and favours to see the different ways you can enjoy your coffee. Change it up seasonally for variation.

 

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Clean and Descale Your Coffee Pot Regularly

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When was the last time you descale your or cleaned your coffee maker?

If you can’t recall….do it today! You should be cleaning and descaling your machine every three months. Especially if you are a regular coffee drinker.

After cleaning and descaling, not only will you be using a cleaner, more effective machine, your machine will brew a better tasting cup of coffee.

 

Of course, moderation is important. Anything done in excess, may end up being worse for you, rather than better.  

As you may already know, coffee is one of the richest natural sources of caffeine.

Caffeine is a stimulant, it can help kickstart your day with coffee because it gives you not only a jolt of energy, it helps you stay awake when you feel tired.

 

Want to give your morning coffee a little health boost?

Add 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil, with a spoon or milk frother and enjoy it! 

Kickstart your day with coffee and coconut oil and reap the following benefits:

  • Improve metabolism
  • Boost your energy
  • Help improve your skin
  • Reduce cavities
  • Prevent wrinkles
  • Assist weight loss

You can also add a bit of creamer if you want. I don’t need the extra, but it won’t hurt your coffee.

 

 7 Reasons Why Coffee May Be One of the Healthiest Beverages On Planet Earth And Why You Should Kickstart Your Day With Coffee

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I am no doctor, so I can only refer to studies I have researched. Coffee is not the cure all for diseases and disorders, but has to potential to help.

 

1. Coffee Is Loaded With Nutrients and Antioxidants

Many of the nutrients in coffee beans are maintain when it gets to your coffee cup. The beans contain a good  amount of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants.

 

2. Coffee Helps Your Brain Keep Up

Caffeine can temporarily help to improve your mood and your memory.This is because caffeine is a brain stimulant and blocks receptors for a chemical called adenosine. Therefore, your brain-sparking chemicals can flow more freely, and you can feel that energy boost after your cup of coffee.

 

3. Coffee May Lower Your Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Did you know that studies have shown that caffeine and coffee can delay the onset of Alzheimer’s?

Even in seniors who already have some form of mild dementia. Drinking coffee may protect your brain in old age.

 

4. Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat and Improves Physical Performance

Caffeine is one of the few substances known to help mobilize fats from your fat tissues and increase metabolism.

Have you noticed that a lot of fat-burning supplements contain caffeine? That’s because it can help enhance physical performance. 

Caffeine increases your resting metabolic rate, which means it increases the number of calories you burn when resting.

At work, or even just during the day, having a good cup of coffee can increase your motivation and focus.

 

5. Coffee May Be Extremely Good for Your Liver

Your liver carries out a high number of vital functions in your body.

Coffee can help lower your levels of abnormal liver enzymes. It is protective against certain liver disorders, and thereby lowers your risk of liver cancer and cirrhosis.

 

6. Coffee May Decrease Your Risk of Premature Death

A lot of people, still do not fully understand the benefits of drinking coffee. Some will even say it is unhealthy.

Drinking coffee  is associated with a lower risk of death by all causes, but more specifically for those with Type 2 diabetes.

 

7. Coffee May Drastically Lower Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes

More and more people are diagnosed daily for Type 2 diabetes, and now over 300 million people live with it every day.

The inability to produce insulin, along with high blood glucose levels can be effectively managed when caught early.

In observational studies, coffee has been repeatedly associated with a lower risk of Type 2 diabetes. 

Coffee can be protective to those who haven’t developed diabetes, but keep in mind that caffeine can be dangerous if you already have Type 2.

 

 

What Type Of Coffee Do You Start Your Day With?

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My favourite type of coffee is Ethiopian coffee. I kickstart my day with coffee from Ehtiopia because it is so delicious.

I spent a week in Addis Ababa about four years ago, and since tasting their exquisite coffee, none other can compare!

Ethiopian Harrar and Yirgacheffe coffee are the most common. Harrar has a complexity of spice such as cardamom, cinnamon, apricots, and even blueberry jam.  Some even contain tones of very rich, dark chocolate. This coffee is wet processed.

Yirgacheffe Coffee on the other hand is fragrant and spicy, and its coffee beans are known for their sweet flavor and aroma.  The coffee is wet processed.

It is important to kickstart your day with coffee that you enjoy. So you don’t fall into that midday slump.

 

Would You Like Me To Send You Some Austrian Coffee Next Week?

As you might already know, Austria is my home. 

What you might not know is that coffee consumption in Austria, when measuring cups per capita, is among the highest in the world. A lot higher than both Italy and the United States. Norway, Finland, Denmark, and Germany are at the top of the list.

The coffee beans in Austria are typically roasted until they are almost black, a method commonly known as the  This is French roast.

Here in Vienna, coffee is part of our culture. Most of us like to have our coffee with cake, like the world famous Austrian Sacher Torte. That said, coffee isn’t always just coffee. The word coffee will quickly get you 15 different types of the beverage, so you need to be very specific as to which one you want.

Even though moderate amounts of coffee are good for you, drinking way too much of it can still be harmful.

I love a good mélange, the French word for “mix”.  It’s one shot espresso, a splash of hot water , topped with with cream and grated chocolate or cocoa powder. Sehr lecker.

Have you tasted Austria coffee? Yes, no? Would like to?

Want two bags of delicious coffee beans sent to you? Here’s all you need to do.

    Leave me a comment below telling me:
  • why you love coffee..or not
  • if you kickstart your day with coffee and how you make it
  • …and if you have ever tried Austrian coffee

It’s as easy as that. On Monday, August 20, 2018, one winner will be selected using a random comment picker tool.

The winner will be contacted by the email provided with the comment, and  have the coffee delivered right to their door. No matter where in the world they live in. 

Can we drink to that? ☕

xoxo

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Casey August 27, 2018 - 11:02

I love your post because I’m an addict for Coffee. I totally share you opinions and facts on this as I have also spread this facts to all my friends. Must admit, 99% of them opt. in since they knew the health benefits of coffee. I like my straight (no milk and sugar), I also grind my own beans as well. I like my more fruity than nutty (personal taste). How you like yours?

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OurFour Suitcases August 27, 2018 - 08:45

I love the smell of fresh made coffee and espresso. I wish I could drink coffee but I dislike the taste.

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aaliyahholt August 27, 2018 - 03:05

I am a coffee drinker too. I drank it because I had to be at school at 7am, and I am not a morning person

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Gina Shirley August 26, 2018 - 23:46

Wow – I never knew coffee had all these wonderful healthy benifits. I will be trying some of the spice additions soon!!!

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jasmin closson August 25, 2018 - 20:14

haha I’ve tried to hold out for awhile on coffee but I guess this article convinced… walks over to coffee maker.

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Zaibel August 25, 2018 - 15:12

Another Coffee lover I found my people! Lol

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organisedmumlife August 25, 2018 - 13:51

Hmm I wonder if the sugar I add is why my brain doesn’t get boosted hahaha I have 4 or 5 cups a day though, I love coffee!

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Jyoti Kiran August 25, 2018 - 09:57

Coffee is a much needed stuff for morning. The way you have explained all the above things is really informative for the readers.
Loved your article ♥

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Sara August 12, 2018 - 21:49

You are the queen of brightening my day. Whenever I come to your site I always find great information and something uplifting. Happy to read the positives about my favorite hot and cold beverage.

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Alexandra August 12, 2018 - 21:47

I love coffee and I drink it every day. It is part of my morning routine. However, I was not aware of all these benefits. I love how you listed them so clearly.

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Elena Pappalardo August 12, 2018 - 21:11

I had no idea coffee increases blood flow, so fascinating! Also loved the tip about adding coconut oil – will def try that!

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Sheri @ A Busy Bee's Life August 12, 2018 - 21:42

I am so glad you liked it, and could take some new information away from this post. Have a great day! <3 Sheri

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Francesca August 11, 2018 - 12:05

This is such great news ♥ after many years of not wanting to even taste coffee, I am now a real coffee-lover (sipping it from my special big “weekend” mug as I type this!) and you’ve just given me so many new reason to love it even more 🙂

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ABIODUN BASHUA August 10, 2018 - 12:02

A GREAT WRITE UP. LOVE COFFEE AND I DRINK IT STRAIGHT UP – NO SUGAR OR AND ADDITIVES.
GLAD YOU LOVE ETHIOPIAN COFFEE – WILL SEND SOME THROUGH SOMETIME SOON.
AUSTRIAN COFFEE IS VERY NICE AND TASTY, TOO. ACTUALLY I THINK THEY’RE STRONGER THAN ETHIOPIAN COFFEE. NO MATTER – LOVE BOTH. HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND.

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