Is Coffee Really Good for You?

Coffee, that much-loved beverage on cold mornings or as an afternoon pick-me-up, is a beverage made from the seeds found inside coffee berries. The seeds are separated from the bean and dried to produce a hard green bean raw product. No chemicals are added and except for undergoing a roasting process, the end-product known as roasted coffee beans is still a 100% natural product.

So just how healthy, or not, is coffee? The roasting process that turns these green beans into a flavour-filled coffee promise, produces a chemical called acrylamide. This is also present in many other starchy foods that have been treated with high heat such as pasta and bread. While acrylamide has been classified as a human carcinogen, it is important to note that its presence in food has not been linked to cancer.

There is also no scientific evidence that drinking a cup of coffee can increase your risk of cardiovascular disease, largely attributed to the caffeine in coffee. In fact, studies have shown that a daily cup of coffee can reduce the risk of a heart attack or a stroke.

Coffee is also a natural energy booster and disease fighter as it contains important vitamins and minerals and bioactive compounds. For example, the chlorogenic acids it contains are especially beneficial, as they help prevent inflammation and reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain cancers.

Coffee is also a very important cash crop in many developing countries. In fact, more than 100 million people rely on it for their livelihoods. It is a significant export crop in Africa, and it is a vital source of income for Central American countries.

So coffee is by far a healthier beverage than sugar-filled soft drinks and drinking organically produced coffee only further enhances its health benefit. Organic coffee is produced without the need for artificial fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides.

You can be sure that Dallmayr coffee machines only dispense the best coffee that is selected for flavour and grown under known conditions for your drinking pleasure and safety. Go on, drink your way to better health!

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