Cold Brewed KefirCoffee

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Mechanics of Cold Brew Coffee

Caffeine which inhibit adenosine receptors are important in its effects on behaviour and cognitive function:
This ability results from the competitive binding of caffeine and paraxanthine to adenosine receptors and is of importance in contributing to central nervous system (CNS) effects, especially those involving the neuromodulatory effects of adenosine. Due to the blocking of adenosine inhibitory effects through its receptors, caffeine indirectly affects the release of norepinephrine, dopamine, acetylcholine, serotonin, glutamate, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and neuropeptides.

Boost your metabolism:
Metabolism is the process by which your body uses food to create energy. Biologically active substances found in coffee, several of them can affect metabolism:

Caffeine: main stimulant in coffee.
Theobromine: smaller amounts in coffee.
Theophylline: another stimulant found coffee; has been used to treat asthma.
Chlorogenic acid: biologically active compound found in coffee; helps slow the absorption of carbs.   

Lower your risk of heart disease:
Heart disease is a general term for several conditions that can affect your heart, including coronary artery disease, heart attack and stroke. It’s the number one cause of death worldwide

Lowers your risk of type 2 diabetes:
Type 2 diabetes is a chronic condition in which your blood sugar levels are too high. If left untreated, it can lead to many serious health complications.

Reduces your risk of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease:
In addition to increasing your attentiveness and mood, cold brew coffee may benefit your brain in other ways. Caffeine stimulates your nervous system and may affect how your brain functions.

It’s easier on your stomach than hot coffee:
Many people avoid coffee because it’s an acidic beverage that may stimulate acid reflux.

Lifts your mood and concentration:
The caffeine in cold brew coffee may improve your state of mind, it has the same caffeine content as hot coffee

Help you live longer:
Drinking cold brew coffee may reduce your overall risk of death, as well as dying from disease-specific causes. A long-term study in 229,119 men and 173,141 women ages 50–71 found that people who drank between 1 and 4 cups of coffee daily, lowered their risk of death from heart disease, respiratory disease, stroke, injuries, diabetes, and infections.

Kefir is a good source of natural antioxidants. Studies show antioxidant activity of kefir and suggest this activity is due to the presence of lactic acid, acetic acid bacteria, and yeasts in kefir with intracellular and extracellular metabolites existing in the kafir. Kefir contains kefiran, a polysaccharide associated with lower blood pressure and cholesterol in studies. It’s also loaded with B vitamins and tryptophan, which fend off stress and produce a calming effect. Probiotics found in kefir helps protect against many infections. One such probiotic is Lactobacillus kefir, a probiotic exclusive to kefir. According to studies, Lactobacillus kefir can stop the growth and fight bad bacteria in the body, including E. coli, Helicobacter Pylori, and Salmonella. Kefir is good source of probiotics, which are good bacteria that live on the lining of the intestines and are responsible for important tasks such as immune support, crowding out bad bacteria, and improving digestion and gut health, as well as many more things crucial to good health.

Probiotics in Kefir also aid:

  • Nutrient absorption
  • Improving diarrhoea from rotavirus and other pathogens
  • Restoring balance of microflora in urogenital tracts
  • Preventing/managing eczema & psoriasis
  • Reducing incidences of yeast infections
  • Promoting anti-tumour and anti-cancer activity in the body
  • Preventing and treating urinary tract infections
  • Reducing colds and flu’s
  • Weight loss
  • Acne & Rosacea
  • Brain function and moods
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
  • Dental health
  • Bacterial vaginosis, prevention and recurrences
  • Anti-aging
  • Constipation

Individually Kefir and Coffee have huge health benefits, combining both together is a natural progression. Cold Brew Coffee offers the same health benefits of each individual element of Kefir and Coffee, but is less acidic and less bitter; making it more palatable and easily tolerated by sensitive individuals. The process used to combine Kefir and Coffee! produces a drink which is less bitter than regular coffee while still maintaining and even enhancing the coffee notes.