Tiffany’s Tips • Coffee is good for you

June 15, 2016
Coffee is good

I don’t know about you, but I’m not really me until I’ve had my first cup of coffee in the morning. Now with winter upon us I often feel I might be over-indulging in my favorite coffee a bit too much. I felt a bit better though after reading that the world consumes a staggering 1.6 billion cups of coffee a day! No wonder that, after petroleum, coffee is the second most traded commodity in the world.

But nonetheless, coffee has a bit of a reputation and I decided to investigate to see if it’s really all that bad?? It turns out that coffee might not be as bad as it’s thought to be.

Here are facts:

  • A cup of black coffee on average contains only about 2 calories.
  • Coffee is high in antioxidants, (yes, it’s not only blueberries!) and according to studies this is America’s main source of antioxidants.
  • Studies have shown coffee may reduce the chance of getting type 2 diabetes, as well as certain cancers.
  • 3-5 cups of coffee a day can help prevent the development of Alzheimer’s Disease by up to 65% (you definitely won’t be forgetting that fact;)
  • Coffee is a source of vitamin B5, pantothenic acid, potassium and manganese.
  • It is known to have anti-inflammatory properties.

Coffee is good

Feeling a bit better?? Well, there’s even more good news! Here’s 4 top tips how to incorporate coffee into your beauty routine:

  1. Used filter coffee grounds can be combined with olive oil and used as a scrub to reduce the appearance of cellulite. The caffeine in coffee is very stimulating to blood circulation and the diuretic effect draws away excess moisture from fat cells.
  2. Apply a coffee paste under your eyes to reduce puffiness. The anti-inflammatory effects will help reduce puffiness and refresh tired eyes.
  3. Rub coffee into your scalp to stimulate hair growth and add shine.
  4. Mix used coffee grounds with plain yoghurt and apply as a brightening face mask.

There you go. Now you can indulge in your favourite coffee and cozy up with a few extra benefits – all guilt free!  So drink up and stay coffee smart this winter.

Your welcome.

Written by Tiffany from Tiffany…It’s a girl thing our in-house Beauty & Skin Whizz

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