Known for centuries for its gustatory and stimulating qualities, coffee sometimes suffers from preconceived ideas. When consumed in moderation, coffee has many properties beneficial to health: improved memory, concentration and morale. The caffeine it contains has been associated with many physical benefits, including a possible reduction in the risk of Alzheimer’s and certain cancers. On the other hand – like many products – consumed in excess, coffee can trigger an increase in heart rate, transient hypertension or nervousness. However, it would be a shame to miss out on its benefits when it comes from organic farming. Indeed, organic coffee preserves and relieves the body.
1-Coffee preserves our organism:
Energizing and stimulating, coffee also contains antioxidants that would have the effect of prolonging the life of some of our vital organs. Portuguese research suggests that drinking between two and three cups of coffee a day would be beneficial for people suffering from kidney problems. It would also contribute to the proper functioning of the liver and stimulate blood circulation. Drinking three cups of organic coffee a day would therefore allow us to live longer and healthier lives.
2-A natural painkiller, effective against headaches:
An English study from Goldsmiths College London suggests that 250 mg of caffeine (equivalent to a double espresso) could reduce pain. Indeed, caffeine is found in some anti-inflammatory drugs. Moreover, the study reveals that in case of headaches, drinking coffee is a good remedy (to be supplemented with paracetamol in case of severe pain). “The caffeine in coffee has anti-pain properties. When you have a headache, and you want to take paracetamol, the idea is to take it with a coffee. In this way, we will potentiate the effects of paracetamol”, confides Astrid Nehling, director of research at Inserm on Allodocteur. So say goodbye to your migraines thanks to caffeine.
3-Coffee preserves from cerebral deficiencies:
According to the Coffee & Heath Institute, coffee preserves our brain from inflammation and slows down the deterioration of brain cells associated with memory. Therefore, drinking coffee regularly and without excess would reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by 20%. Coffee is therefore a good ally for our brain health.
4-To relieve muscle pain:
This is good news for sportsmen and women! According to a study by the University of Illinois, coffee can help relieve sports pain during exercise. Indeed, as we saw earlier caffeine acts on the neuromodulator system of adenosine (pain). This reduces the effect of muscle fatigue during the effort. Drinking a cup of coffee one hour before a sports activity would therefore make it less painful.