Nutritionist Liv Crumpton on Coffeeberrry
Liv Crumpton is a Nutritionist and master of women's health. we asked her what she thinks of coffeeberry.
Coffee berries are full of antioxidants and polyphenols, namely chlorogenic Acid, caffeic Acid, Ferulic Acid, and Quinic Acid.
Research shows these nutrients help protect the body from free radical damage, which can protect against cellular oxidative damage. This protective mechanism can protect us against disease states and imbalances such as High Cholesterol, Cardiovascular Disease, Insulin Resistance, Type 2 Diabetes, and unhealthy weight gain.
Blood glucose management
Chlorogenic Acid and caffeic Acid are the two primary nutrients in the coffee berry that benefit individuals with high blood sugar.
Glucose-6-phosphatase is an enzyme crucial to blood glucose regulation. The reduction of this enzyme leads to reduced blood sugar levels. Research shows that Chlorogenic Acid inhibits the glucose-6-phosphatase enzyme resulting in reduced glucose production to balance blood sugar levels.
May promote Fat loss.
Coffee Berry may promote fat loss from 2 possible contributing factors. Firstly, balancing blood sugars which can positively affect food choices, meaning Hi Glycaemic/processed carbohydrates are less likely to be consumed, further contributing to fat loss. Secondly, early studies have shown that Chlorogenic Acid may promote fat cells' breakdown while suppressing the production of new fat cells.
Support Cardiovascular Health
Chlorogenic Acid helps decrease blood pressure by promoting the effects of nitric oxide, which regulates the blood pressure to fluid balance.
May protect your brain from age-related diseases and support mood.
Promising research suggests that coffee fruit could help protect brain function and slow signs of aging. The protective effects are procyanidins or polyphenols, which raise the brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF). This protein protects your brain cells from damage and improves brain function. Furthermore, Polyphenols from coffee Berry improve mood and increase cerebral blood flow in healthy humans.
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WHAT IS COFFEEBERRY?
Have you ever thought, ‘where does a coffee bean come from?’.
A coffee bean is actually the seed from the centre of a fruit. Coffee producers separate the seed from the fruit then process and roast the seeds, turning them into the delicious coffee beans we know and love.
What happens to the berry? It goes to waste. The coffee industry dubbed the berries worthless, tossing them into waste piles where they are either burnt or left to rot.
IS VIVEBERRY COFFEE SUSTAINABLE?
Yes! 25 million tonnes of coffeeberry is wasted every year. Each berry that makes its way into our coffee reduces that scary statistic. Wasted coffeeberry decomposes and ferments, releasing mycotoxins that leak into the earth and local waterways. This chemical destroys native ecosystems. However, Viveberry has found a way to up-cycle coffeeberry and offset the impact of the coffee industry. Viveberry is committed to continuous improvement within the business regarding sustainability. The use of recyclable packaging is currently underway with hopes of evolving the packaging towards home compostable and reusable. Viveberry is also a member of one percent for the planet.
IS COFFEEBERRY HEALTHY?
Ohh yeah! Coffeeberries are one of the most powerful superfoods on the planet. Coffeeberries are loaded with beneficial antioxidants and polyphenols, more so than blueberries and acai berries. The antioxidant composites that make the coffeeberry help neutralise harmful compounds which can otherwise lead to cell damage and chronic disease over time. Research also suggests that the regular consumption of coffeeberries can promote brain function, slow aging and protect brain cells. Another bonus, is chlorogenic acid, which is abundant in the coffeeberry and has been studied for its ability to promote weight loss and boost fat burning. But dont take our word for it, we asked Nutritionist Liv Crumpton about her thoughts on coffeeberry. LEARN MORE
WHAT IS NUTRIENT SYNERGY?
When the combination of 2 or more nutrients create a possible health benefit larger than the sum of them separately. Eating whole foods has an array of benefits, including the coffeeberry and the coffee bean, that Viveberry has now created conveniently for consumption.