SURFER LAIRD HAMILTON WITH HIS NEW LINE OF COFFEE AND CREAMERS
For years coffee drinkers have been told that their love of the buzz was bad for their health. Studies in the 1970s and 80s showed that the ingredients in coffee were tied to increased risk of cancer and heart disease. It is time now to rejoice! In recent years, researchers around the globe have learned that coffee may not be so bad for you after all, and in fact there are quite a few health benefits in that cup o’ joe. Coffee is…
1. A MOOD BOOSTER
We all know that coffee makes you feel more alert and energetic, but researchers report that those who consume 4 cups a day were 20% less likely to be clinically depressed than those having just one cup. Caffeine stimulates the brain’s release of dopamine for mood and anxiety regulation.
2. A HEART NOURISHER
Several studies have found that coffee fanatics drinking 3-5 cups a day have the lowest risk for cardiovascular disease. Please take note this means plain black coffee. Hold the milk and sugar!
3. A METABOLISM SUPPORTER
Caffeine has been linked with weight loss and prevention of weight gain because it can suppress appetite and stimulate calorie burning.
4. A NATURAL LAXATIVE
If you’re feeling backed up, coffee may be able to help. Many ingredients, namely chlorogenic acid, stimulate the distal colon which helps to quickly rid waste from the body.
5. A CANCER FIGHTER
In early 2015, three studies were published that found coffee to reduce risk of skin, endometrial and liver cancer. The National Cancer Institute published a study showing that people who drank four cups of caffeinated coffee a day had a 20 percent lower risk of melanoma than non-coffee drinkers. An AACR journal found that women who drink four cups a day have a reduced risk of endometrial cancer. U.K. researchers released an analysis of 34 studies conducted around the world and concluded that coffee consumption—even just one cup a day—reduces the risk of liver cancer.
6. AN ALZHEIMER’S PREVENTOR
Most recent meta-analyses on neurological disorders found that coffee intake is associated with lower risks of Parkinson’s disease and dementia, and can have a potential preventative effect against Alzheimer’s.
7. A PERFORMANCE ENHANCER
Some scientists and fitness experts say that having a coffee before a workout can improve athletic performance. It increases the number of fatty acids in the bloodstream, allowing muscles to absorb or burn fats for fuel. Coffee can also help with another kind of performance: a study from the University of Texas has found that men who drank two cups a day were 42 percent less likely to suffer from erectile dysfunction compared to men who didn’t.
8. A SUPERFOOD?
All of these facts brings us to our good friend, Laird Hamilton, world famous surfer, who has recently launched Laird Superfood, a line of gourmet coffee and superfood creamers. In the dangerous sport of big wave surfing, where extreme focus and mental clarity is required, Laird has found that coffee is a critical component of his dietary routine. He has become a passionate coffee drinker and connoisseur in the process. A health and wellness expert himself, whose nutrition and fitness regimen is notorious, Laird has enhanced the potency and nutritional benefits of his premium coffee with the development of his Superfood Creamer. Far from your synthetic Coffee-Mate, the blend consists of such healthy ingredients as: coconut milk powder – a great source of dietary fiber, vitamin C, and iron; dried organic coconut nectar – a natural and subtle sweetener, naturally low-glycemic, with 12 of the essential B-Vitamins; Cordyceps mushroom – used in ancient China as a stimulant to boost immunity; Aquamin – made from 100% seaweed and extremely rich in minerals; and red palm oil – loaded with beta-carotene, essential for skin and eye health. Don’t be put off by these strange sounding ingredients — available in plain, and soon to come, mocha and vanilla flavors, these creamers taste great! Try them yourself and use code: styleofsport15 for special discount at checkout!
Taking the current research that shows that drinking coffee in moderation is actually good for you, and adding all of these additional health benefits, it might be time for a coffee break!by Kristen Leen