Do you love your morning coffee but it doesn’t love you?  They say coffee is the most popular beverage world wide.

Have you seen a difference since you have gotten older with how coffee reacts in your body? Has your doctor told you to cut down on your coffee or only drink decaf? Does it upset your stomach or just not agree with you in some way?

Is Coffee Heatlhy?

Is coffee healthy?  Can that be a possibility?

After spending ten years of my life working with my family, helping them build an espresso bar business in the Virginia and D.C. area, you can bet your booties I love my morning coffee!

I have noticed though as I have gotten older and gone through menopause, some things just don’t stay the same. I can’t drink the strong, dark coffee everyday that I have come to love.

I bought some teas of different kinds and sometimes we will switch to tea… but it just isn’t the same.

Can you relate?  Does coffee cause your body to react in a negative way?

I have seen more research saying negative things about coffee drinking than positive things. Every once in a while, more research comes out regarding coffee. Is it good for you? Is it bad for you? It depends on who the study is conducted by. I have seen both sides.

I have read on different occasions that coffee is one of the plants most heavily sprayed with pesticides. That concerned me.

Here is what I found in the studies about coffee: 

  • If you are prone to PMS, caffeine can cause it to be worse
  • Caffeine raises blood pressure
  • Caffeine can raise blood levels of adrenaline which is your fight-or-flight response to protect you
  • Acids found in regular and decaf coffee can make heartburn worse
  • Being a diuretic, coffee speeds up the cycle of urination and increases loss of bone mineral density which can lead to osteoporosis
  • Caffeine can increase your heart rate
  • Caffeine can cause tightening of your muscles
  • Caffeine exaggerates the effects of stress
  • The brain’s blood vessels are constricted by caffeine
  • Caffeine is addictive – once you get used to having  it everyday, you feel you need  that “kick” to get you going. If you don’t get it, you may feel irritable, lethargic and maybe even depressed.

 

So, is coffee healthy?

Yes, it can be! I searched for types of coffee and I was finally led to what we call a Healthy Coffee!

It is a good quality coffee mixed with the Red Reishi (Ganoderma Lucidum), commonly known as Ling Zhi in Chinese, is a herbal mushroom known to have miraculous health benefits.

If you have any of the side effects mentioned in this article, you owe it to yourself to try HealthyCoffee. My husband and I have started ordering this and now we have it every morning. We are both, really enjoying it and after one cup, feel very satisfied, (coffee-wise) for the rest of the day.

We prefer the Ganoderma 2 – IN -1 Classic Cafe Black Style Coffee. It tastes like a medium roast and is smooth, never bitter, never leaves an after taste.

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“Helping You Live an ALIGNED Life in a Mis-Aligned World”
Sheri Goddard, co-founder of MenopauseCoach.com

 

 

 

 

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