Coffee As Sunscreen…?
We all know coffee as being a delicious caffeinated beverage that we start our day with, but there is something more exciting. Coffee has a tone of benefits that most aren’t aware of. It can be used as an exfoliate, highly caffeinated beverage, to lower the risk of heart attacks or strokes, and tone your skin.
Studies have shown that increasing your coffee intake decreases the risk of getting malignant melanoma. Coffee is full of antioxidants!!! By now you should all know that I am a huuuuge fan of antioxidants! Just in case you didn’t know, antioxidants are a great way to protect yourself and your skin from too many free radicals.
There has been much research on how SPF protection can be increased by eight if you consume more antioxidants, vitamin C, and vitamin E. So make sure to increse your coffee consumption on top of applying SPF daily!!! How does this work you may be asking yourself, well it’s because caffeine causes the damaged cells to die before they are able to turn into a cancerous cell.
Coffee is most beneficial when consumed without the excess sugars and additives so be careful about what you add to your morning cup of Joe!
A few of my faves to help increase your coffee consumption
Kim Shapira MS, RD