ORGANIC COFFEE – Make the switch NOW!

As you browse the isles of your local supermarket you will see that most food products now have an organic option, just as you would expect to find a value or luxury option for everything. Along with dairy, meat, fruit and vegetables, coffee is no exception and it is great to see there is a number of organic coffee brands and products entering the market each year.

Drinking organic filter coffee has been proven to boost the results of a strict training regime. As a Personal Trainer, based in Colchester I recommend that most of my clients have a black coffee to kick-start their energy levels leading up to and during a training session. But, is this just a coffee-lover’s fad or is there really a difference between organic and non-organic coffee products?

Pro-Organic Evidence

Over the years various research papers and industry leaders have concluded with many reasons for why people choose organic products over ‘normal’ and why you should make that move too!

We all know that ‘organic’ refers to ‘chemical free’ farming in which crops are grown without the use of chemicals and pesticides, but not everyone realises that coffee is the most chemically treated crop in the world. Research has even shown that people who eat organic vegetables instead of non-organic vegetables for a whole year would only save themselves the consumption of the level of chemicals found in just one cup of non-organic coffee!

Why are these chemical so bad anyway?

Despite most non-organic food items being thoroughly cleansed and processed before being packaged up for consumption, there is widespread belief that traces of chemical fertilizers remain in our bodies, building up over time. For people who enjoy coffee and drink several cups per day, it is highly recommended to make the organic, filter-coffee switch. You will then enjoy peace of mind that the traces of chemicals found in non-organic coffee won’t be entering your system.

As well as the health benefits linked to organic coffee it is also important to remember the environmental impacts of non-organically grown produce. As people become more and more aware of human impact on the planet, organic farming, for coffee and other produce, can have a really positive impact on the environment and it’s habitats. For instance, organic coffee growers help keep the soil naturally fertile and healthy by rotating farming cycles and allowing time for soils to recover.

Many people also believe that organic produce tastes better and is more flavourful for being grown naturally and slowly. People who have tried and tested organic coffee beans have claimed that the beans have a richer and more enjoyable flavour. This also coincides with studies which has shown organic foods to be more nutritious and packed with vitamins and minerals which are less apparent in non-organic produce.

So, with organic filter coffee also becoming cheaper and more accessible through supermarkets stocking a range of organic produce it is a key step for people making the ‘organic switch’.

Danny Murison

Experienced Personal Trainer based at Potentia Performance, Colchester’s most exclusive private gym. I offer a range of Personal Trainer services to suit all clients, what ever your goals!

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