Organic certified and sustainably grown, hand-picked, high elevation and rainforest grown, roasted in small batches…yes, you’ve seen these attributes from other premium and specialty coffee brands, but CAELO™ isn’t just another coffee brand. It also gives you all those helpful free-radical fighters, a.k.a antioxidants, in the form of polyphenols.
Free radicals are unstable atoms that can damage cells, causing illness and aging. An antioxidant is a molecule stable enough to donate an electron to a rampaging free radical and neutralize it, reducing its capacity to damage. Antioxidants delay or inhibit cellular damage mainly through their free radical scavenging property.
No matter where you live or how clean you eat, free radicals are here to stay, but with CAELO™ made with the patented high-antioxidant HEALTHYROAST®, rest assured that you are fighting those free radicals one cup at a time.
HEALTHYROAST® uses a water extraction process prior to roasting to preserve most of the natural polyphenol compounds found in the green coffee bean. During the roasting process, when the cell walls of the beans are still open, the antioxidants are reabsorbed.
CAELO™ uses the multi-patented HEALTHYROAST® process to retain most of the naturally occurring antioxidants found in green coffee – without any additives or preservatives. CAELO™ gives you a level of antioxidants that is equal to or greater than those found in most green teas. It also has 50 – 100% more antioxidants than other comparable arabica coffees depending on the type of roast.
One way that antioxidants can be beneficial to the gut is through protecting the lining of the gut. The cells lining the gut, called epithelial cells, have a tough job: they have to let the good stuff (like nutrients) into your bloodstream, but keep out everything that doesn’t belong (whether it’s actively bad stuff like dangerous bacteria or just food that hasn’t been digested yet).
Some evidence suggests that antioxidants can help protect the cells lining the gut in ways that might be particularly important for people with inflammatory gut conditions or serious infections. For example, in humans, H. pylori infection can cause the cells of the gut lining to die more quickly, but antioxidants help protect against this.
ANTIOXIDANTS AND THE GUT FLORA
The gut flora, aka the gut microbiome, gut biome, or gut microbiota, refers to the collection of friendly bacteria that live in your gut. This review goes over the evidence that dietary polyphenols (one specific type of antioxidant, found mostly in plants) have beneficial effects on the gut flora:
The HEALTHYROAST® process also increases antioxidants in the gastric tract, which has shown to protect against irritations typically associated with drinking coffee. The result is the patented Stomach Friendly™ process, making that 2nd or 3rd cup of CAELO™ as easy on your stomach as the first.