This page is designed to provide the information on a variety of Healing methods including Bengston Method, Qigong, Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Nutrition and any other spiritual / energy healings. I will share my experience and I would love for you to share any experience you had with Healers or any self healing methods.
This is merely an opinion blog. I am not a doctor nor do I claim to have any formal medical background.
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Top 10 Ways to Make Better and Healthier Coffee
1) Grind the Beans fresh – For the
freshest organic coffee possible, grind whole beans immediately before brewing.
I just got a bag of Burlap and Bean Coffee at our local Whole Foods. It has a
date roasted on it. It was the most amazing cup of coffee I made at home! If
you can find a local coffee roasted, you can get your
beans freshly roasted delivered to you. If you are in NYC area, you
can try Brooklyn Roasting Company. Counter Culture Coffee will
deliver anywhere in USA and its freshly roasted. I am also a big fan
of Marley Coffee (especially the Lively Up! Espresso).
2) Use a Mesh Grinder – The best
coffee mills grind coffee in one chamber until the grinds are small enough to
flow through a variable-sized mesh into another container. This ensures uniform
3) Try a Ceramic Kettle - To test
your kettle, boil water, let it cool, and then drink a glass. If it tastes
tinny, chances are your kettle is contributing unpleasant
flavors to your coffee. A ceramic kettle is best, but make sure to get one that
whistles or you will eventually hear the sound of expensive ceramic cracking. Avoid
products made in China. Try some Healthy recipes below with your cup of Joe:
4) Filter the Water- Coffee is only
as pure as the water it is brewed with. Distilled or reverse osmosis water is
ideal. Sink water is not an option though many restaurants use just that. Is Decaf Safe?
5) Use a French Press –Course-ground coffee is directly mixed with very hot (versus boiling) water in
a glass beaker where it steeps for about 4 minutes. A plunger with a fine
screen mesh, built into the lid, is used to move the grinds to the bottom. The
canister then serves as a coffee pitcher. The main drawback with a French
press has been difficulty keeping the coffee warm, but insulated
French presses are now available. The fine coffee dust that settles in
the cup should be avoided as it is mildly carcinogenic due to the roasting process.
As with all brewing methods, after 20 minutes the coffee grounds become acidic
and should be discarded. Coffee grounds make great fertilizer for the garden as
they provide nitrogen.
7) Buy Organic Cream – Perhaps the
biggest key to the purity of your coffee is the cream, which is preferred by
many people to offset the bitterness of black coffee.
8) Opt for Real Silverwear - If you
can, choose an actual silver spoon which is naturally antibacterial. In the old
days a silver dollar was kept in the water barrel to keep it free of
pathogens. Silver mechanically purifies water without breeding “super” bugs.
9) Find the Right Cup - As with wine
glasses, the right size coffee cup is essential and impacts flavor. The cup
radius determines what parts of the tongue the liquid hits first. In the
super-sized world of today, the original coffee cup is a dying breed, but it
was the ideal size, shape and material for coffee.
10) Alternate with Tea - To get the
most enjoyment from your coffee it helps to take a break now and then (less is
more). A great alternative to coffee is to periodically switch to Yerba Mate tea.Yerba Mate contains less caffeine and tastes great with stevia. Since
decaffeinated coffee is often produced using solvents and/or still contains
trace amounts of caffeine, it is not recommended.