We’re all a little obsessed with our morning cup of coffee, right? On a particularly groggy morning, you can almost feel the caffeine surging through your system giving you that extra push to get your wheels turning. Thank goodness, right?
Turns out that you can thank your coffee for more than the energy it provides. Coffee comes with a number of health benefits that make it an excellent addition to your daily health and wellness routine.
Is coffee good for you?
The list of health benefits of coffee is longer than you may think. It includes lowered likeliness that you’ll experience:
- Coronary heart disease
- Kidney disease
- Heart Failure
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Colon Cancer
The bottom line? Coffee is helping you live a longer life. A longer life means more time with your loved ones, more new experiences, and more time to enjoy BLK & Bold coffee!
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4 Ways to incorporate coffee into your wellness routine
Coffee is the perfect addition to a daily wellness routine. With multiple ways to prepare it, you can always get a dose of caffeine that matches what’s going on in your life. Don’t have time to sit and enjoy a full cup? Try a shot of espresso or a small cup of cold brew. Prefer a milky cup? Have a latte. Like it cold? Take your favorite coffee drink and pour it over ice.
Once your drink is ready, you can start your wellness routine. Here are a few ways you can incorporate coffee intentionally:
Use coffee as a pre-workout
If you’re looking to enhance your performance during workouts, try drinking a cup of coffee 45 minutes to an hour before hitting the gym. Whether you’re working cardio or strength training, coffee can take your workout (and its benefits) to a new level.
Use coffee as meditation
If you’re brewing any type of coffee that takes time to brew like a French Press or even an automatic brewer, you can turn it into a meditative routine.
Not only can you do intentional breath work while preparing your grounds to brew, you can also use the brew time to practice stillness.
Take those 4 minutes that your French Press is brewing, to sit and meditate.
Use coffee as a supplement
We’re not trying to give you an excuse to drink coffee everyday, but it has been shown that coffee has beneficial antioxidant effects on the body.
“Coffee contains antioxidants and other active substances that may reduce internal inflammation and protect against disease,” says Diane Vizthum, M.S., R.D., research nutritionist for Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
There’s nothing special you need to do for this. Just enjoy your daily cup and reap the benefits.
Use coffee for super soft skin
Get a little more bang for your buck by saving those used grounds after you brew. Mix a little body oil into the used grounds from that morning and use them to gently exfoliate your body. Skip using this on your face to avoid irritating your super sensitive facial skin.