Have you tried eating coffee beans? I have. Did you know that 50% of Americans 18 years and above drink coffee daily and 54% of coffee lovers think that coffee encourages them to feel more like themselves? You can find more information in here. Aside from coffee giving you that warm feeling, it also has a lot of health benefits which are proven by studies: it decreases the risk of cancer, diabetes, heart attacks, and reduces the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
In the past, people used to eat coffee beans to give them energy for hunting. Since coffee beans have delicious nutrients that we don’t get when we filter them, the health advantages become more prominent. Let’s talk about the three awesome health benefits of eating coffee beans:
Why Eat Coffee Beans
01. Eating Coffee provides you more antioxidants
According to the Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry, leftover coffee grounds from filter and espresso-type coffeemakers have a lot of antioxidants. In the US, coffee is the top source of antioxidants. There are many health advantages of coffee beans: antioxidants remove free radicals out of your bloodstream, helps to prevent cancer, heart disease, improves cognitive skills and immunity. Coffee beans give you good value for your money.
You can get bigger amounts of antioxidants from green coffee beans. According to the NYU Langone Medical Center, chlorogenic acids from coffee bean extracts which reduces high blood pressure and can help you lose weight.
02. Eating coffee makes absorbing caffeine quicker
The active ingredients in coffee beans are absorbed faster since coffee grounds are absorbed through the mucus membranes of the mouth. Caffeine has a lot of heath advantages: it improves memory, gives relief from pain after exercising, improves dopamine levels. Not only that, it makes your brain to be more alert. Health enthusiasts would surely enjoy this.
The caffeine in coffee beans can help people fight drowsiness by blocking adenosine, the chemical which makes you sleepy. When adenosine is blocked, you will feel more awake and more energetic. On the other hand, once the caffeine dies down, you will experience a crash which can make you more tired and more lazy.
03. Coffee beans have less calories
An ounce of highly concentrated espresso coffee beans has only 3 calories. You can have the great advantages of coffee without worrying about gaining weight. Many people have begun using coffee-based skin-care products to make their skin smoother.
Dr. Joe Vinson, a chemistry professor at University of Scranton has uncovered evidence that green coffee beans can lead to a significant reduction in body weight in just a short period of time. Vinson claims that there have been past research showing weight loss with green coffee. However, this was the first study to utilize bigger amounts of the coffee extract and the first to measure the response to different doses.
Vinson thinks that the impact of green coffee beans is because of a substance called chlorogenic acid that can be found in unroasted coffee beans. When coffee beans are roasted, chlorogenic acid breaks down. Roasting coffee beans will give their unique color, smell and taste. On the other hand, green coffee beans don’t have aroma and have a bitter flavor.
Steps in Eating Coffee Beans
Now here are the steps on how to eat coffee beans.
Step 1: Melt baking chocolate or chocolate bar
Melt baking chocolate or dark chocolate if you like or any chocolate bar. Cover your coffee beans in the chocolate. Melt the chocolate on your stop top, mix with butter, or in a microwave. When the chocolate melts, get a tablespoon of melted chocolate and put it on wax paper. Roll the bean in the wax paper.
Let the coffee beans dry on wax paper overnight in a freezer. Remove from the freezer then put the coffee beans in a plastic container. The coffee beans will surely be a delicious hit.
Step 2: Cover roasted coffee beans with yogurt
Coat roasted beans with thick yogurt. Using your favorite yogurt, cover the coffee beans completely. Put a half teaspoon of yogurt to cover the coffee bean. Make sure the yogurt is in room temperature. Put on wax paper then put the wax paper in a plastic container. Put in a freezer for 24 hours.
Next, remove the coated beans and enjoy eating tasty frozen coffee beans. Let them stay frozen to preserve its flavor. The final product has the consistency of a frozen-yogurt covered coffee bean.
Step 3: Chop roasted coffee beans into smaller pieces
Chop roasted coffee beans into smaller bits and pieces. Toss them on either frozen yogurt, gelato or ice cream. This can be a delicious addition to your favorite dessert. This can be a perfect pair for vanilla, chocolate or coffee frozen product tossed with coffee bits. Everyone will surely want to have more of this tasty treat.
Step 4: Bake your favorite brownie recipe
Bake your favorite brownie recipe. When you are already half way baking, cover the roasted coffee beans in flour. Chop them in small pieces. Cover them in flour again. Spread the beans evenly throughout the baking brownies. You will have made delicious coffee-flavored brownies.
Step 5: Eat them solo as a snack
Eat them solo as a snack. You can buy coffee beans in small bags for snacks in bakeries and cafes especially for people on the go. If you don’t have time to make a cup of coffee, this is the fastest way to get your coffee fix.
So there you go. Eating coffee beans is very healthy for you and can help you in preventing dreaded diseases. You can eat beans in different variety of ways and it’s a great addition to your dessert. So, did you enjoy reading about my tips? I do hope so. I want to hear your thoughts about eating coffee beans. Let me know if you’ve tried them and what it’s like. Please share them in the comments section below and like our Facebook page and you can get a free download of our coffee guide. Happy eating!