Time Out gets the help of Dubai health experts to explain the main reasons you need to start drinking green coffee
Time Out Dubai Staff
It can make you happy The caffeine in green coffee, in short, will make you very happy. A recent study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine found that women who drank two to three cups a day were 15 percent less likely to develop depression over the ten year study period, compared to those who consumed one cup or less per day.
It can help prevent cancer The Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry looked into the hidden benefits of green coffee and found that the antioxidants in it can prevent the proliferation of four kinds of cancer cells. You can either consume them in pill form or add the extract to your daily smoothie for maximum benefits.
It can make you slim Unroasted green coffee beans are used to make this drink and as per research published by BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, drinking a cup a day can significantly reduce body fat, bodyweight and fat composition in the liver. So drink up to fit into those jeans better…
It can reduce blood pressure If consumed regularly, the chlorogenic acids in green coffee can reduce blood pressure. A new report published in Clinical and Experimental Hypertension demonstrated no side effects and lowered blood pressure in patients when they consumed 140mg of green coffee bean extract on a daily basis.
Four to try Coffee rituals for the body
Comme Des Garcons Parfums Kyoto from the Incense Series opens with the gentle woody notes of cypress oil and cedar, before rich coffee hits. Dhs264. Paris Gallery, The Dubai Mall (04 330 828904 330 8289).
Bali Kopi Body Polish Created with organic, fair trade coffee, this Indonesian polish provides a powerful blast of caffeine to the skin and rejuvenates it instantly. Dhs125. Queens Beauty Lounge and Spa, Dubai Marina (04 427 968904 427 9689).
Su-man Exfoliating Polish Use this luxurious polish two to three times a week all over your problem areas – don’t worry, no one needs to know what they are – and let the coffee extract work its magic on them. Dhs179. www.net-a-porter.com.
Arabic Coffee Scrub If you can’t drink it, get scrubbed with a blend of Arabic coffee, crushed olive stones and lemon zest, instead. Dhs400. Saray Spa, Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 463004 319 4630).