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.