Coffee – Super food for your health and skin
I think if I were a woman I’d wear coffee as a perfume. Such a great aesthetic sense was created by John Van Druten.
No doubt everyone in the world knows that coffee is a stimulant and energies your brain but to tell there are many more inventions for coffee. Millions of people drink coffee around the world in a fraction of seconds.
Coffee is a brewed beverage from roasted coffee beans Coffee berries, which contain the coffee bean, are produced by several species of a small bush of the genus Coffea. Once ripe, coffee berries are processed, and dried. The seeds are then roasted, undergoing several physical and chemical changes. They are roasted to varying degrees, depending on the desired flavor. They are then ground and brewed to create coffee.
The term coffee was introduced to Europe by the Ottoman Turkish kahve, which is, in turn, derived from Arabic: qahwah. It was western Ethiopia, where coffee was first found; but Arab lexicographers described it as originally a kind of wine, derived from qahiya which meant “to have no appetite”. The English word coffee first came to be used in the early to mid-1600s.
Green coffee beans have been proved as an antioxidant. An extract of green coffee beans has been found to have a stronger antioxidant effect than established antioxidants like green tea and grape seed extract.
One of the most important advantages of green coffee beans extract is that they avoid the negativities of coffee. It includes the chlorogenic acid is thought to boost the metabolism by changing the way glucose is taken up by the human body. Not to mention it does contain the caffeic acid which gives a kick to your energy levels like the normal coffee.
Coffee contains cafestol which is diterpene and gives real bad cholesterol but this is not the case with the green coffee beans. They don’t contain any cafestol and hence balances cholesterol.
To make a note diterpene gets filtered in filter coffee machine hence instant coffee has no effects on cholesterol and liver.
The other benefits of green coffee bean extract include; it acts as an effective painkiller especially for migraine medications and reduces the risk of diabetes. And assist the body to burn at a higher proportion of lipids–fats compared to carbohydrates, which could help with muscle fatigue for athletes and bodybuilders.
The active constituent in coffee that is responsible for its many health benefits is a compound called chlorogenic acid which neutralizes free radicals, Chlorogenic acid also helps regulate metabolism. Compared to green tea and grape seed extract, green coffee bean extract is twice as effective in absorbing oxygen free radicals.
But at the same time, we can’t deny the benefits we gain from the ground coffee which are highly rich for skin treatment. It does contain caffeine which is hazardous to health but at the same, there are amazing nutrients available which are too good for skin also.
- Ground coffee is excellent in skin exfoliation, in grounded form, as it exfoliates dead cells to reveal soft skin beneath. You can use coarsely ground coffee with Turbinado sugar and olive oil which helps cleanse pores.
- Coffee amazingly helps to get rid of oily skin, a cup of coffee grinds should be mixed with yogurt or besan (chickpea flour).
- Coffee prevents free radicals from damaging skin cells
- Coffee is very often used in facials as it brightens up the skin but equivalently also helps in lightening and tightening of the skin. It also reduces pigmentation
To share a small formula which has been tremendously effective for glowing skin:
- Mix ¼ cup of coffee grounds and one egg white blending well. Massage gently on face, and allow it to dry. Rinse with warm water. Those with dry skin and follow up with a moisturizer.
There are many times in life that tiny thing creates wonders but we being in search of something big, neglect the big wonders done by these small things. I wonder such small seeds but they do create magic for our health provided there is utilized in a proper way.
Like it is said, “Coffee should be black as hell, strong as death and sweet as love”.