Saturday’s Food For Thought: Greek Coffee
Happy Saturday to you all!!! What are your Saturday plans? Anything fun cooking up in your kitchen?
I am enjoying my Saturday with this wonderful post! I love Greek coffee, but I wondered is Greek coffee good for you? Check it out below.
SATURDAY’S FOOD FOR THOUGHT: GREEK COFFEE
What is the secret for a healthy heart or longevity?? Could Greek coffee perhaps be the trick?!
It has been documented on the island of IKaria, Greece, elderly residents who had one cup a day of Ellenikos, (Greek coffee), displayed better over all cardiovascular health. Ikaria has been documented that the residents have lived well passed the age of 90. This is a higher rate then most places in the world. Maybe we should all move to Ikaria? LOL
Greek Coffee Benefits:
Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. Greek coffee is to be considered very good for your heart due to Greek coffee having an abundance of antioxidants and polyphenols. Greek coffee is superior to the average coffee because it is concentrated and the preparation of the coffee.
Greek coffee is boiled rather then brewed like your normal coffee. Boiling Greek coffee creates a foam, that the Greeks call Kaimaki, which adds a rich flavor and creaminess to the coffee. Boiling coffee extracts all of the nutrients within the Greek coffee versus the filtered way.
According to studies, those who drink Greek coffee on a regular basis, have healthier blood vessels. The latest research has shown that Greek coffee protects against endothelial cell dysfunction, a type of heart disease in woman.
Have Your Coffee The Greek Way:
In Greece, coffee is consumed 4-5 times a day! This is a past time in Greece to gather your family and friends around and either go to a kafeneio, (Greek coffee shop), or have coffee at the house. You can have your coffee many ways, but some of the most popular are: Elliniko, Greek Frappe, or Greek Freddo style. My favorite is the freddo with a shot of baileys cream.
So why not grab a Greek coffee and enjoy the health benefits of it. 🙂