Once seen as a bad habit, drinking coffee is now known to have multiple health benefits. (Thanks, science!) The latest one to add to the list? Supporting liver health. If you’re like a lot of people, you’re probably wondering…what the heck does my liver do, anyway?
Your liver is the largest solid organ in your body and has many jobs. It filters impurities from your blood. It helps convert the protein, fat, and carbohydrates you eat into energy. And it digests fat, processes hormones, and stores nutrients. Fun fact: the liver is the only organ that can regenerate itself after it’s been damaged.
How does coffee help your liver do its important work? Let us count the ways.1 2
- Coffee contains compounds called cafestol and kahweol that support your liver’s detoxification process.
- Coffee helps keep liver enzymes in check, an indication of healthy liver function.
- Coffee increases glutathione, your body’s master antioxidant — giving your cells more protection against damaging free radicals.
- Coffee promotes a healthy inflammation response.
- Coffee supports normal levels of fat in the liver.
- Coffee protects the health of your liver cells.
Given that long list of liver health benefits, the findings of a recent study on coffee and liver health are not surprising. For this study, published in the scientific journal BMC Public Health, researchers compared 348,818 coffee drinkers with 109,767 non-coffee drinkers and found the coffee drinkers enjoyed better overall liver health.3 This held true for all kinds of coffee — caffeinated, decaf, instant, and ground.
At JBA, we think coffee is the perfect vehicle for delivering a range of beauty and wellness benefits in a delicious, rejuvenating way. Made with bold Vietnamese-style coffee and revitalizing nutrients and herbs, our Caffe Lattes were designed to bring out your natural beauty (Hello Beautiful), stoke your sexual vitality (StanoMax), and sharpen your cognitive function (MasterMind). We’re happy we can now add liver health to the list of benefits you’ll get from our multi-functional caffe latte drink powders!