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    The Health Benefits of Organic Coffee Compared to Conventional Coffee

    The Health Benefits of Organic Coffee Compared to Conventional Coffee

    by Alex Brecher July 19, 2023

    Coffee is a beverage with clear links to many health benefits, but what happens when you add synthetic fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides into the mix? Do these chemicals reduce the health benefits of coffee? A long list of synthetic chemicals are allowed when talking about conventionally grown coffee beans. When you choose organic coffee, you can be sure your coffee is free from chemicals. 

    Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee is certified organic and free from mold, mycotoxins, and heavy metals. Here’s what to know about the health benefits of organic coffee compared to conventional coffee.

    Health Benefits of Coffee

    A lot of research has looked at the health benefits of coffee. Here are some likely effects of having coffee regularly and in moderation. 

    • Increased ability to focus and remember
    • Decreased feelings of fatigue and increased energy
    • Lower risk for type 2 diabetes
    • Lower risk for cognitive decline and Parkinson’s disease

    Benefits can come from caffeine and other compounds in coffee, and are based on moderate consumption. It’s best to ask your doctor what’s safe for you.

    Organic Versus Conventional Coffee

    The USDA certifies foods and beverages as organic as part of the National Organic Program (NOP). To qualify as organic, coffee beans must be grown without a list of hundreds of synthetic chemicals, including fertilizers, fungicides, pesticides, and more. 

    These chemicals can’t be in the soil the coffee beans are grown in, either. The soil needs to be clean for at least 3 years before planting. Also, the organic program includes processing regulations, too.Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee is certified organic as part of the USDA’s NOP.

    Risks of Synthetic Chemicals

    There are so many synthetic chemicals that they haven’t been well studied. Plus, their possible harmful effects are too numerous to list. However, various chemicals may lead to the risk of the following conditions.

    • Reduced energy
    • Certain cancers
    • Behavioral disorders
    • Developmental delays
    • Respiratory issues

    In addition to harming human health, chemicals can harm the health of ecosystems, including the environment and animals.

    Low-Acid Coffee and Health

    While you’re thinking about maximizing health benefits from your delicious coffee, it can be important to consider its effect on your stomach and gastrointestinal system. Coffee is an acidic beverage, which means it can aggravate ulcers or trigger symptoms of IBS if you have these conditions.

    Some people go on a low-acid diet because they feel that it lowers the risk of heartburn and acid reflux. Although coffee is acidic, you can choose lower-acid brands.Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee is lower in acid than the average of many national brands. 

    As you continue to have your coffee every day, you might as well get the full benefits. A good way to do that is to avoid potentially harmful compounds that can be used in producing conventional coffee, and instead choose certified organic coffee. You may even get more benefits knowing your coffee is clean and organic. Alex’s Low-Acid Organic Coffee is pure, and low in acid to make sure it’s gentle on the stomach.


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