[dropcap]I[/dropcap] remember when I started liking Coffee, back in 2012. I had been studying the benefits of Coffee after Charles Poliquin had given us a few golden nuggets about improving body composition on his Bio signature course.
My colleague and I grabbed a coffee (several actually) and added a good serving of double cream every day (yum). Thinking we were enjoying the good benefits of coffee…
We know that coffee can increase fat burning and improve your workout capacity during exercise, we know that it can improve liver function and adipocyte thus making you look good.
It improves Insulin Sensitivity thus decreasing the risk of Diabetes, Cardiovascular disease and some Cancers. We know coffee is high in antioxidants and Phenols and is ANTI carcinogenic.
But it has been suggested that the chemical pesticides and fertilizers sprayed onto the coffee crops are leaving residue on the coffee we drink. What does this mean? Well we know that these toxic chemicals are CARCINOGENIC. Just to be sure what carcinogenic means Google it – the online dictionary quoted:
“Carcinogen – meaning any substance or agent that tends to produce Cancer”
With approximately 250lbs of chemical fertilizer per acre of crops, the farmers can actually produce around 485lb MORE coffee than organic farming, so you can see why only 1.1% of Starbucks Coffee is Organic – after all they are a big corporation wanting to make a profit.
Also conventional decaffeinated coffee is usually treated with loads of chemicals making it highly carcinogenic.
TIP: A safer more natural choice would be to drink Swiss water filtered organic decaffeinated coffee.
Basically by drinking organic coffee you will be ingesting less harmful chemicals and helping to protect the farmers and people working the coffee crops from exposure to the toxic chemicals. I like to hedge my bets and try where possible to always drink organic; I also find it to be a little more flavourful!
Lopez-Garcia. Coffee Consumption & risk of chronic Disease. – Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2012
International Coffee Organization