How to Make Your Coffee Healthy
So many people ask me if coffee is healthy. The answer is Yes, as long as you do it in a certain way. Any coffee you buy from the story, unless they grind it in front of you is just poisonous water as far as your body is concerned, then adding sugar and milk or creamer further makes it bad for you.
First you have to start with Organic beans. It’s important to have organic because coffee beans are all skin so they absorb more of the toxins, unlike a banana or an avocado that has a skin around them. Conventional coffee is also one of the most heavily treated crops with pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides. If you can’t find coffee beans locally, see the links below. (Remember that one of the many health risks with these chemicals is that some pesticides can act as "xenoestrogens" in your body, disrupting hormone balance for both men and women. Chronic xenoestrogen exposure can also be one cause of "stubborn abdominal fat" in both sexes as well as "man boobs" in men... so choose organic as often as you can with most foods, but especially with coffee!)
You also have to use filtered water. Although boiling water will kill bacteria in it, boiling does not remove any of the lead, fluoride, chlorine and other chemicals in tap water, nor does boiling remove BPA from bottled water.
You have to grind the beans yourself. This grinder was only about $18. – it takes about 10 seconds to grind. Now after grinding this you have about 10 minutes to drink it, you could push it to 20 minutes but that’s about it. The grinded beans oxidize after that and the anti oxidant qualities are mostly diminished after that.
Next put it in a French press. The press has to be all stainless steel or glass. Don’t get a plastic one even if it says “BPA free” because you are pouring boiling water into it. Let that sit for about 3-5 minutes and drink. Don’t pour it in a plastic thermos either.
Don’t add anything to this that is going to make this poisonous either like sugar or pasteurized milk. You can add cinnamon, vanilla bean, nutmeg, cocoa beans, stevia, raw milk, almond milk or coconut milk/cream.
This is easy to do at work for most people since all you need with the grinder and press is hot water, just bring to your job.
I myself am not a coffee drinker but you’d be surprised how much better this coffee taste over any other type of coffee, you just need to experiment with what beans you like, and mixing them. People who I’ve showed this to tell me they will never go back to drinking coffee any other way and they can’t believe they’ve done that for so many years.
When I drink coffee I also have a tablespoon of coconut oil either in the coffee or just with a spoon. I do this because the healthy fat allows the effects of the caffeine to be prolonged over a few hours slowly time releasing it into your body as opposed to an immediate charge with a later crash in energy. I like this coconut oil -
Coffees to buy:
Buy Grinder ($18) and French Press ($31) here:
Coffee Bean Grinder
Grinder and pot in one -
Some ingredients if you can't find them locally:
Here is a Stevia I like -
I like this honey -
Organic Nutmeg ground -
First, you may have seen debate in the past about how coffee has some compounds in it that could have negative health effects such as some tars or other possibly inflammatory compounds in brewed coffee. But, the good news is that coffee has such high concentrations of beneficial antioxidants, phenolic nutrients, chlorogenic acids and other healthy compounds, that it more than counteracts any bad compounds.
Avoid almost all decaf. Caffeine protects the beans from mold and most decaffeination either introduces new organic toxins or contributes to mold and is not as nutrient rich.
Listen to what Dr. Mercola has to say about it:
Alternative ingredient method:
Believe it or not you can blend coconut oil and grass-fed organic unsalted raw butter (yes… butter) into coffee with a dash of vanilla and/or a drop of stevia. Putting it in a blender emulsifies the coconut oil and butter so the texture is more creamy than oily and it is a delicious way to get a boost of beneficial fats. This type of coffee also gives much more extended energy throughout the day without making you jittery.
After brewing put a cup of coffee with added ingredients, (butter, coconut oil) mix in a blender or food processor on high speed for 20 seconds until frothy. Then drink immediately and enjoy all the energy!
Do Not Drink any coffee if you are pregnant
Caffeine can significantly impact the growing fetus as it is able to freely pass through the placenta, and since caffeine does not provide any benefits to your baby, only potential hazards. The same goes for any type of caffeine. Coffee in pregnancy is also tied to smaller, later newborns for more see this article here -
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