Benefits That Organic Coffee Has
By Peter Naymik
Organic coffee is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment. It is grown without the use of pesticides and fertilizers which in turn helps out the soil.Organic coffee is grown using methods and materials that have a low impact on the environment.
In order for coffee to be certified and sold as organic in the United States, it must be produced in accordance with U.S. standards for organic production and certified by an agency accredited by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The term Organic indicates that no chemicals were used in the cultivation of the coffee. In order to proclaim that a coffee is Certified Organic, a recognized third party certifier must document the cultivation of the coffee for three years running and issue an Organic Certificate
Organic coffee is grown in over 40 countries. To name a few; Bolivia, Burundi, Brazil, Cameroon, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador,Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, and even in the United States (Hawaii). As I said there are more, but these are the biggest producers.
Coffee contains a lot of antioxidants. Antioxidants are what you need to fight all of the free radicals that can cause cell damage spreading through your body. It also contains caffeine.Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system, alleviating fatigue and increasing wakefulness. After drinking a cup of coffee, caffeine is rapidly and efficiently absorbed from the digestive system and starts to work in the body just 20 minutes after consumption and the effects may last for several hours.
Some people are more sensitive to caffeine than others are and too much can cause unwanted effects such as anxiety, restlessness, irritability and sleep problems.
The benefits of coffee are tremendous though. Drinking coffee has been proven to reduce the risk of such cancers as bladder cancer, bowel cancer, pancreatic cancer, and ovarian cancer. It has also been linked to reducing the development of type 2 diabetes and liver disease as well as the growth of gall stones.
Coffee even offsets some of the damage caused by other vices, some research indicates. Tests have shown that people who smoke and are heavy drinkers have less heart disease and liver damage when they regularly consume large amounts of coffee compared to those who don't.
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