I hope today you and your family sit down for a big feast. And you’re able to make the kind of memories that’ll last a lifetime.
Today is also the official kickoff of the Christmas season and all that comes with it. And that, of course, includes the holiday songs we love and know by heart.
There’s nothing better than hearing Mr. Christmas himself, Johnny Mathis, croon “there’s a happy feeling nothing in the world can buy as they pass around the coffee and the pumpkin pie.”
Turns out Johnny’s not just sharing how we all feel at dessert time.
He’s also giving us some top-notch health advice, too.
Holiday stress can harm your health
Sure it’s the “most wonderful time of the year.” There’s no denying that.
But there are also more than a few health pitfalls we can all tumble into once December rolls around. Starting with the stress of trying to get everything done.
Then with all the tempting and unhealthy holiday treats everywhere you turn, there’s the trap of overdoing it. And it can be nearly impossible to get the quality sleep you need at this time of year.
You’re burning the candle at both ends all December long. And it’s the perfect setup for triggering inflammation and all the health complaints that go with it.
It’s why so many folks end up packing on pounds, fighting skyrocketing blood sugar, and feeling like something the cat dragged in during much of the Christmas season.
And that’s where the coffee you serve with dessert this evening comes into the picture. Because new research confirms that this beloved brew can help you FIGHT that inflammation and WIN.
Cool inflammation with a steaming mug of coffee
In fact, coffee is so packed with inflammation-fighting compounds that some of them literally end up in the trash. The new study focused on what’s called the “silverskin,” or the delicate outer layer of each bean that puffs out and falls off as it’s roasted.
This one tiny part of the bean seldom gets any attention at all. But it’s packed with the phenolic compounds that can fight off the inflammation that’s at the heart of all chronic disease.
In mouse cell experiments, researchers discovered two potent compounds hidden inside those skins called protocatechuic acid and gallic acid.
This powerful tag team was found to naturally…
- target inflammation, especially the form that’s linked to weight gain.
- improve markers for diabetes
- help prevent fat particles from building up inside of cells
Plus, the combo was shown to stimulate healthy “brown fat,” causing it to burn through the dangerous white blubber that builds up in our bellies and smothers our vital organs.
A daily cupful of healthy compounds
“Silverskins” often end up in the waste bin at coffee roasters. But after this new study, there’s already talk of sweeping them up and turning them into an extract. Not a bad idea if you ask me.
But here’s more good news. These compounds aren’t JUST in the skin. They’re in the bean too. And that, of course, means they’re also in your brew.
In fact, that mug of coffee you drink with dessert this evening will be overflowing with healthy phenolic compounds that can help…
- FIGHT aging
- PROTECT the heart
- ENHANCE memory
- IMPROVE blood sugar
- BOOST digestion
- SPEED weight loss
Time will surely be at a premium as you rush to get everything done in the shrinking number of days between now and Christmas. But be sure to pause to enjoy a daily cup of coffee too so it STAYS “the most wonderful time of the year.”