If you’re part of the 84% of Americans who drink coffee regularly, I have good news for you.
The morning joe you love for its taste and ability to wake you up has another important benefit that might raise your eyebrows.
Coffee can actually be a detoxifier!
Coffee is surprisingly high in antioxidants and certain nutrients that support the cleansing process of the liver and colon.
One of those nutrients is magnesium, which is responsible for more than 300 activities within the human body.
Since as many as 80% of Americans are deficient in magnesium, coffee can provide an important food source of the missing mineral to feel fantastic.
The problem is most coffee drinkers are not consuming coffee in a way that makes it a detoxifier. They’re doing quite the opposite. The coffee they drink is TOXIC.
So today, we’re going to discuss how coffee can be beneficial to your body’s detoxing power, what to look for, and what to avoid when you buy and make coffee.
What is detoxification anyway?
Every toxin that enters the body – whether it’s eating artificial sweeteners or breathing chemicals in our air – must be filtered through the liver so it can make its way out. The body detoxifies naturally, and in fact, most of that activity takes place while we sleep.
The question is… Are we making it easier for the liver to detox or harder?
For example, eating a sugary late-night snack is going to make the liver’s job much harder a few hours later. If you ate a salad with cilantro on it during the day, you’re doing your liver a big favor because cilantro and greens aid the liver in detoxification.
Research shows that coffee is actually beneficial for the liver. UCLA researchers found that patients with liver disease who consume coffee experience less disease progression and have a lower risk of death than non-coffee drinkers. Another study showed that drinking coffee can actually protect the liver against disease.
Part of the reason coffee benefits the liver is that coffee is more hydrating than researchers once thought. Although you want to drink plenty of good, filtered water, getting hydrated is actually a benefit to drinking coffee, and hydration is key to detoxification. You can’t detox if you’re dehydrated. As with all things, moderation is key. If you drink more than 3 or so cups of coffee per day, it can start to dehydrate you.
However – and this is a big caveat – not just any coffee drink will do!
In fact, most coffee beverages actually build up toxins and prevent detoxification, rather than aid it.
So how do you ensure your coffee is a detoxifier rather than a toxin?
5 Tips to Give Your Coffee Detox Power!
Coffee Detox Tip #1: Keep it dairy free.
Your body can’t detox efficiently if it’s clogged up with dairy milk, cream, or (even worse) creamer products. These dairy products are acidic and often full of antibiotics, growth hormones, and inflammatory fats.
If you’re drinking coffee with dairy products, you NEED a detox!
One other note about this: Beware even the almond milk and coconut milk creamer products out there! Many of them have added sugar, preservatives, and other heavily processed ingredients. Always check ingredient lists.
Coffee Detox Tip #2: Use filtered water.
Most people just fill up a carafe with tap water to make a pot of coffee. That’s a problem because tap water is dirty. It has at least 316 contaminants in it, including heavy metals and trace amounts of medication, which are – you guessed it – toxic.
Using filtered water results in better coffee AND a more alkaline final cup without heavy metals or other toxic trash. Remember, the main ingredient in coffee is water. It’s at least 95% water if you drink it black. So you want to use the good stuff.
Coffee Detox Tip #3: Keep it sugar free.
Too many people say, “I’d like some coffee with my SUGAR!”
In fact, some Starbucks lattes – which some people think of as a healthy treat – that have DOUBLE the sugar of a full-size Snickers bar (42 grams vs. 20 grams).
Unsurprisingly, what you add to your coffee changes the health effects quite a bit. If you take your coffee like dessert with lots of sugar or sweetened creamer products, you’re consuming a lot more toxic acids than if you leave that junk out.
If you’re going to sweeten your coffee, opt for organic liquid stevia. Or even better, slowly evolve your taste buds to drinking coffee without sweetener at all.
Coffee Detox Tip #4: Buy clean beans.
In order to be a detoxifier, coffee must be free of molds, mycotoxins (toxic mold), and pesticides. Coffee is among the MOST heavily sprayed crops for herbicides, pesticides, and insecticides in the world.
So buy organic beans always. Some brands of organic coffees are better than others about preventing mold, so look for that on the label before you buy.
Arabica beans tend to be lower in acidity, which means they taste smooth and sweet, so that’s a good bean to look for from your favorite organic brand.
Coffee Detox Tip #5: Make your coffee alkaline.
As I’ve said, coffee is highly acidic. And typically, acidic foods and drinks slow down detoxification, rather than aid it.
That’s why I created Acid-Kicking Coffee Alkalizer a powder supplement that actually makes your coffee alkaline rather than acidic. You can watch it change on a pH test strip!
It also turns creamy and slightly sweet when you add it to your coffee, deliveringdelicious flavor, as well as plant-based, clean keto fats, acid-fighting minerals, pure Himalayan pink mineral salts, and enzymes to optimize brain-boosting energy, suppress hunger, and burn body fat throughout your day.
If you want the detox power of coffee – without the eventual crash, headaches, jitters, or acid reflux – you’ve got to try this!
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GET OFF YOUR ACID!