Why Semi- Dark Healthy Bean?
Dark is a popular roast as it’s smokier flavor is something many people crave in their morning cups of coffee. It turns out there’s some incredible benefits attached to dark roasts and their effects on the body. But in the same breath, darker roasts tend to be more bitter in the stomach because of quinic acid, so they can be the sources of gut problems for people. So, we chose a formula that encapsulates both the benefits of dark roast and low acid.
Dark Roast Benefits
In this research article https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21809439/ published, darker roasts were found to replenish concentrations of vitamin E and Glutathione in subjects than lighter roasts.
Glutathione, as Dr Mark Hyman has referenced, is one of the most potent antioxidants you can find naturally occurring in nature.
We hear the word “antioxidant” used frequently, but not many people know what the benefits are. In our environment we are constantly exposed to carcinogenic chemicals, toxins, alcohol and foods that disrupt our balances in the body. Antioxidants are the silent heroes.
What do antioxidants like Glutathione do?
Antioxidants found in coffee, like glutathione, come into the system as the hero of the day. They take care of “oxidative stress” aka harmful agents in the body that would typically do more damage and help them get excreted before they can do additional damage.
A great example is consuming coffee the morning after you have consumed alcohol. Alcohol causes oxidative stress in the body the following day, and that morning cup of coffee you drink can help in 2 ways. It wakes you up with caffeine and also contains antioxidants like glutathione that get the rest of the harmful toxins in the bloodstream.
Dark Roast, Happy gut
That dark roast is so flavorful, but can really leave a sour after effect in the stomach.