Is It Healthy to Eat Your Coffee?
What’s not to love about coffee? It not only tastes great, it's also is an essential start to the day for millions and millions of people. In fact, 54% of coffee drinkers say that it is only after having their morning cup of coffee do they feel like themselves. We will address the sleep deficiency that so many people are operating at every day in another post!
The good news is that in addition to waking us up, coffee offers additional health benefits. Rich in antioxidants coffee can help reduce your risk of developing several serious diseases. It has been shown to help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, skin cancer, liver disease, and Type-2 diabetes. Drinking a cup or two of coffee can even help reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
While drinking coffee is the traditional way people ingest it, new studies are showing that eating it might be even more beneficial. Here are three key ways that eating your coffee has shown to be a healthier alternative.
You Get More Antioxidants by Eating Coffee
Sadly for most Americans, the bulk of their antioxidant intake comes through their daily cups of coffee. (We will address this in another post as well!) But as antioxidant-rich as brewed coffee is, far more antioxidants never make it into the cup. The reason is because the majority of coffee’s antioxidants remain in the grounds after brewing.
By skipping the brewing process and eating the coffee, you will enjoy the full amount of antioxidants found within the beans. This is important because antioxidants are essential for keeping harmful free radicals out of your bloodstream!
Coffee Beans are Low Calorie
If you are watching your weight or trying to lose a few pounds (who isn't?), then eating your coffee is a great way to enjoy a snack that is also very low calorie. Eating just one ounce of espresso coffee beans adds just three calories to your daily diet!
Caffeine is Absorbed More Quickly When Eaten
Need to wake up quickly? Then you’ll want to skip your cup of coffee and just eat it. The beneficial active ingredients in coffee are absorbed through the mucous membranes in the mouth, so when you eat your coffee the ingredients get absorbed much quickly. Eating coffee will make your brain more alert, eliminate your mental fog, and fill your body with the powerful antioxidants you need faster than drinking it.
Coffee in a Soft and Chewy Cookie, What Can Be Better?
The Cookie Department uses fair-trade coffee in our delicious, soft-baked double chocolate cookie, Awaken Baked. Every cookie comes packed with 40mg of antioxidant-rich coffee, thus giving you the boost of caffeine and antioxidants you need whenever and wherever you need it.
Give our decadent, chocolatey Awaken Baked cookies a try today, and start getting the most out of your coffee – by eating it.
What is a Fully Functional Cookie?
If you were asked to think of one or two snacks that have the potential to be good for you, odds are cookies wouldn’t cross your mind! But at The Cookie Department, we have made the impossible possible BY creating a whole line of Fully Functional cookies! But what does the term “Fully Functional” mean?
It boils down to the functional ingredients we use in our recipes which are known for their unique health-promoting properties. So our decadent soft-baked, melt- in- your- mouth cookies are loaded with beneficial ingredients!
Here is a list of some of the ingredients that make our cookies not only delicious, but Fully Functional as well.
About Our Ingredients
Fair Trade Coffee Beans
At The Cookie Department, we are all about using ingredients that are good for the body and good for the planet. This is why we use only fair trade coffee beans in our recipes. Fair trade coffee supports environmental sustainability and the local communities and farmers that harvest the beans. It also tastes better and is better for your health. This coffee is grown slowly in rich, nutrient-dense soil and without fertilizers or pesticides. The nutrients in the soil are absorbed by the beans and forwarded to you.
rBST-Free Whey Protein
Our cookies are made with rBST-Free Whey Protein. This classification means that the whey protein is grown organically, using ethically treated cow’s milk sources. The milk used in our recipes comes from cows that have not been injected with bovine somatotropin, so you never have to worry about involuntarily ingesting artificial growth hormones with our cookies.
Cayenne pepper contains an ingredient called capsaicin, which is not only responsible for the pepper’s heat, but also its medicinal properties. Cayenne pepper provides plenty of health benefits. It has been shown to accelerate the metabolism, reduce hunger, lower blood pressure, aid in digestion, relieve pain, reduce cancer risks, improve psoriasis, and more.
Sweet potatoes help keep our cookies moist, but that’s not the only reason we include them in our recipes. They are also high in fiber and packed with vitamins and minerals. For example, sweet potatoes are naturally high in Vitamin A, which is an important vitamin for protecting against lung cancer. They’re also high in antioxidants that can improve eye health and have been shown to help manage type 2 diabetes.
Oats make our cookies super-satisfying because they are an excellent source of fiber and protein, but besides that, they also bring a lot of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to the table. Oats are among the most nutrient-dense foods you can eat. They can help you lower your cholesterol, reduce your blood sugar levels, and improve the growth of good bacteria in your gut.
Maca root is a Peruvian plant that has been used for thousands of years by the Peruvians for its ability to boost energy and endurance. Maca is also high in flavonoids, which have been known to help improve anxiety and depression. According to multiple studies, Maca root has even been shown to help reduce blood pressure, fight free radicals, improve skin health, reduce menopause symptoms, improve cognition, reduce erectile dysfunction, and improve fertility and libido.
Dates are nature’s sweetener. But in addition to their sweetness, they are also high in fiber and disease-fighting antioxidants and they contain minerals that benefit the body’s skeletal system. Dates are also known to be good for the brain, help with blood sugar management, and help ease late-term labor in pregnant women.
High Oleic Sunflower Oil
High oleic sunflower oil is pressed from sunflowers that have been specifically bred to be high in monounsaturated fat. This is the type of fat found in olives and avocados, so it is a functional fat that promotes good brain health and memory recall. High oleic sunflower oil has also been shown to help support healthy blood cholesterol, blood sugar, and insulin levels.
Get Fully Functional (and Utterly Delicious) Cookies from The Cookie Department
Every facet of our business is designed around providing our customers with the best cookies they have ever had. We are committed to bringing you delicious cookies made using the finest and cleanest ingredients available. When you eat one of our cookies, you’re enjoying a cookie that is made from ingredients that complement your active lifestyle. Why not try our cookies out for yourself and place an order today?