What are the health benefits of coffee beans

When looking at various forms of coffee drinks, it’s always important to remember the base ingredient: the coffee bean itself. If you are looking to enjoy a good cup of coffee, then you will always have the quality of the bean to thank at the end. It’s not just a luxuriously tasting natural wonder, though; the coffee bean is also very good for us!

Just some of the health benefits that come from eating a coffee bean include (but is almost certainly not limited to):

  • A fine intake of high quality antioxidants and nutrients. 
  • The ability to combat diabetes due to the reduction in isoprostane levels, reducing inflammation.
  • A reliable ally in the battle against liver cancer, with studies showing it could help. 
  • Prostate cancer, too!

While it’s obvious to look into the coffee bean in more detail with regards your own lifestyle, they are a healthy product. However, you should never look to treat anything with just coffee beans; as good as they are, they cannot work miracles!

Is the coffee bean good for you

However, make no mistake, the coffee bean is good for you. They are loaded with antioxidants, too, making sure that you can clean out your body from all manner of toxins in the bloodstream. This can help you to enjoy a better quality of life strengthen the immune system and reduce the impact and possibility of contracting a cardiovascular illness!

As you can see, then, there is plenty of appreciate and enjoy about the coffee bean. How, though should it be taken?

Is it safe to eat coffee beans

Yes, you can enjoy a raw coffee bean if you would like. Many people sit and eat them all day, and across the world many people enjoy the coffee bean as a snack. While some people who are not used to the taste might find it hard to adapt, you can very much enjoy the taste of a coffee bean without too much issue.

They are easy to east, with the raw, unroasted taste making it very easy for you to enjoy. Please be aware that most coffee beans come with an often wooden taste, and some people can find it hard to enjoy. You can enjoy a coffee bean raw, but it is very hard to chew. Roasted coffee beans are easier to chew, and thus you might find it a bit easier to eat them this way.

We recommend that you eat them in very small amounts, though. Why? 

How much caffeine do you get from eating coffee beans

For this exact reason – eating a coffee bean is providing you with a hell of a lot more than your standard cup of coffee. When you drink a cup of coffee, you are drinking a reduced and diluted drink that should never be as strong as the bean itself.

A single cup of coffee would have around 95mg of caffeine in it. However, if you were to eat a coffee bean bar, you would usually be getting around 336mg of caffeine from it in a standard 28-bean serving.

So, we don’t recommend that you start munching away on massive handfuls of coffee beans. While they can addictive once you get the taste and the strength right, eating too many of them can lead to some odd issues. 

What does caffeine do to you

Since caffeine cuts off our bodies’ ability to produce the chemical that lets us know we are tired, caffeine essentially makes it easy to stay up. The problem with caffeine when you do this is the fact that when it wears off you can really feel the crash coming in a big way. For that reason, you need to be moderate with how much caffeine that you take in, and how often you take it in.

Caffeine can have a range of side-effects, from headaches and temporary foggy memory to problems with your bowel movements and a rapidly increased heartrate amongst other issues.

As ever, drink – or eat – in moderation. 

Is it bad to drink a cup of coffee every day

No, it’s not bad at all. A single cup of coffee at your standard 8oz a day is going to only do you good, in fact. Most of the time, the problems arise when you exceed 4 8oz cusp of coffee in a single day.

If you were to do that, then you can find yourself having some issues. Since most people can stick to 1-2 cups per day, you should find it easy to moderate and stay below 4 cups per day. Anything over 4, and moderation should be considered. 

Which coffee beans have the most caffeine

Typically, the lighter the roast the more powerful the roast is. You roast a coffee bean and, amongst other things, the roasting process can burn away a lot of the caffeine. A dark roast might have a higher caffeine content, it’s not down to the process when roasting the bean.

The lighter the roast, the more caffeine is available there. Other reasons can dictate the caffeine strength of a product, though. Don’t just assume that the more roasted it is then the more powerful it is; caffeine is quite a different beast to what you would have expected. The lighter it is, then the more caffeine still remains. 

How many coffee beans is equivalent to a cup of coffee?

It can be hard to say with a definitive answer. With a standard cup of brewed coffee having around 160mg of coffee in it, you would find that 8 or 9 beans could be used in a single cup of coffee. An espresso at around 1oz would have around 50mg of coffee in it, which would be the equal to around 5 or 6 coffee beans.

While it does depend on the roast and various other factors, this is a general level of coffee bean that you could expect to be in a standard 8oz cup of coffee. 

Paul Mason

coffee blogger

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