Loving My Chatty Matty Coffee

“Light and mellow…nutty with a caramel finish.”

This delightful blend of lightly roasted and dark roasted beans is one of many options at Planet Bean, a Guelph roastery that carries certified fair trade and organic gourmet coffees.

Like many Guelphites, I’m impressed and inspired by Planet Bean’s vision and mission to create the best-tasting coffee. Their innovative business model measures success in financial terms and in their ability to advance organic production and improve the planet’s health.

While I don’t consider myself a heavy coffee drinker, I enjoy two to three cups each morning, well within Health Canada’s recommendation of no more than 400 milligrams of caffeine each day. (An average eight-ounce cup has 95 milligrams.)

Here are seven ways that coffee can positively impact our health. (Source: John Hopkins)

  1. Researchers found that coffee drinkers—decaf or regular—were 26 percent less likely to develop colorectal cancer.
  1. The caffeine in two cups of coffee may provide significant protection against developing Alzheimer’s disease.
  1. Caffeine has been linked to a lower chance of developing Parkinson’s disease. It may also help those with the condition better control their movements.
  1. Drinking one to two cups of coffee a day may help ward off heart failure.
  1. Coffee drinkers are more likely to have liver enzyme levels within a healthy range than people who don’t drink coffee.
  1. Dark roast coffee decreases breakage in DNA strands. While this breakage occurs naturally, it can lead to tumors if not repaired by your cells.
  1. Drinking at least one cup of coffee a day is associated with lowered stroke risk, the fourth leading cause of female deaths.

Note: Too much caffeinated coffee can increase heart rate, raise blood pressure, and cause insomnia.

Do you have a favorite coffee blend?

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About Joanne Guidoccio

In 2008, Joanne retired from a 31-year teaching career and launched a second act that tapped into her creative side. Slowly, a writing practice emerged. Her articles and book reviews were published in newspapers, magazines, and online. When she tried her hand at fiction, she made reinvention a recurring theme in her novels and short stories. A member of Crime Writers of Canada, Sisters in Crime, and Romance Writers of America, Joanne writes paranormal romance, cozy mysteries, and inspirational literature from her home base of Guelph, Ontario.
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2 Responses to Loving My Chatty Matty Coffee

  1. sueberger3 says:

    Such good news about coffee! My current favorite is Pete’s copies major Dickinson brand

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