Is coffee one of the “guilty pleasures” in your otherwise healthy diet? If so, relax. Coffee has an amazing number of health benefits. Don’t take our word for it, though. Science confirms the health benefits of coffee. Here are 10 reasons why coffee is good for you.
How much coffee do you need to drink to improve athletic performance? A study cited in Men’s Journal says that 6mg per .45 kilograms of weight is ideal. That’s about two cups if you weigh 70 kg. The same article notes that coffee consumed in ideal amounts increased “muscle output in the legs” by 6%. Of course, there is such a thing as too much of a good thing and scientists still caution against drinking too much coffee or loading it down with too much sugar. One of the reasons why we put too much sugar in coffee is because sometimes coffee can have a bitter taste. There are three ways you can make a less bitter cup of coffee: 1. Arabica coffee beans are less bitter than Robusta coffee beans. Choose an Arabica blend if you find Robusta coffee beans too bitter for your taste. 2. Use a quality coffee machine that extracts coffee in the right amounts and at the right temperature for a full-bodied cup of coffee. 3. Use the right grind of coffee for your coffee maker. Use a coarse grind for a plunger and a fine ground coffee for an espresso machine. Luigi Lavazza made his family name a household name in Italy after he perfected the art of blending coffee beans in the late 19th century -- an art that was unknown until then. Recognising the need for a coffee machine worthy of Lavazza coffee, the Lavazza company went on to making the perfect coffee machine their priority. The result was a range of Lavazza coffee machines designed for use with Lavazza coffee pods for the perfect cup of coffee every time. Lavazza can’t take credit for the health benefits of coffee -- nature takes all the credit for that. They can, however, take credit for making healthy coffee taste better. Combine one of nature’s healthiest foods with Lavazza coffee technology and you have the best of both worlds: a delicious cup of coffee that is good for you.