Minus the Milk: Black Coffee Could Help Detox Your Cells

by deborah on November 2, 2016

in Detox, Health & Wellness, healthy living, holistic health, Natural Remedies, Nourish

Minus the Milk: Black Coffee Could Help Detox Your Cells

Coffee lovers can rejoice that enjoying a cup of brew without adding milk each day might

help to detox your cells.

Not only does your morning cup of java taste good, but it’s also good for you.

 

Essentially, your body has an inbuilt garbage collection and elimination system that we call detox.

The key to triggering your body’s cleansing and detox process may often be found in certain plant

compounds known as polyphenols, including red wine, dark chocolate, tea, and certain berries.

Minus the Milk: Black Coffee Could Help Detox Your Cells

Polyphenols are also found in black coffee, so grab that and start brewing.

 

Research conducted at has discovered that a compound found within black coffee

could trigger a purification process within your body.

The natural detox process is known as cellular autophagy.

 

“The key to triggering your body’s

cleansing and detox process may often

be found in certain plant compounds

known as polyphenols.”

 

 

How Autophagy Works

Minus the Milk: Black Coffee Could Help Detox Your Cells

Cellular autophagy is the term used to describe your body’s natural process of breaking down

degrading components within your cells.

Your cells live longer than the components inside them.

As the internal structures begin to break down, the cells degrade the unwanted components

to be used as fuel.

 

The degraded internal cell component is engulfed by certain lipids that target the unwanted

material for destruction.

The body begins to break down the targeted structures, creating a catabolic reaction that

generates metabolites.

Your body transports the metabolites into your system, where they’re used as a source of energy

for new lipids and proteins.

Minus the Milk: Black Coffee Could Help Detox Your Cells

A healthy autophagy process plays a protective role against a multitude of illness and conditions,

including helping to fight infection, prevent neuro-degeneration, and protect against aging.

 

Drinking coffee provides the body with polyphenols, which are strong antioxidants that trigger

the autophagy process.

Research indicates that coffee-based polyphenols help to protect your cells against free radicals,

as well as reducing cholesterol levels by aiding the transport phase of the autophagy process.

 

“Research indicates that coffee-based

polyphenols help to protect your cells

against free radicals, as well as reducing

cholesterol levels by aiding the transport

phase of the autophagy process.”

 

 

When the body’s autophagy process is blocked or otherwise impaired, a distinct correlation could

be formed with some serious health conditions.

Some severe illnesses that could be linked with faulty autophagy process include cardiovascular

disease, neuro-degeneration, and malignant tumor growth.

 

Coffee also contains chlorogenic acid, which is known to be a powerful antioxidant with strong

anti-inflammatory properties.

 

“Coffee drinkers also have a reduced risk of

developing some chronic diseases, including

Parkinson’s disease, prostate cancer,

type II diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.”

 

 

Other Health Benefits of Black Coffee

Minus the Milk: Black Coffee Could Help Detox Your Cells

Studies released by indicate that a compound found within coffee

could help to prevent your eyesight from deteriorating.

Coffee drinkers also have a reduced risk of developing some chronic diseases, including Parkinson’s

disease, prostate cancer, type II diabetes, and Alzheimer’s.

 

“Coffee also contains chlorogenic acid,

which is known to be a powerful antioxidant

with strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Chlorogenic acid can also help to reduce blood

sugar levels and reduce the risk of liver cancer

and colorectal cancer.”

 

 

How Much Coffee Is Enough?

Minus the Milk: Black Coffee Could Help Detox Your Cells

While polyphenols found in coffee have plenty of potential health benefits, it’s also important

to remember that drinking too much could increase health risks.

Ideally, you shouldn’t drink any more than 300mg of caffeine per day.

 

It’s estimated that a cup of coffee contains about 100mg of caffeine, so try to limit your

intake to no more than 3 cups per day.

Minus the Milk: Black Coffee Could Help Detox Your Cells

However, research also shows that adding milk to your coffee could inhibit the benefits

you receive.

Where possible, drink your coffee black.

If you do want to drink white coffee, try adding a non-dairy liquid, such as almond milk

or soy milk instead.

 

About the Author
Aimee Russell is a little bit of a coffee connoisseur due to her job at an indie coffee roasting company. Outside of work Aimee enjoys yoga, gardening (she just started a vegetable garden) and snuggles with her hubby as they enjoy the latest TV drama.

 

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