The cup of coffee tasted wonderful once again, now powder from the brewing process goes into the organic waste. Stop! You are throwing away a true silver bullet. Read the coffee grounds with us and find out more about the various possible uses.
Much too good to throw away: coffee grounds
Soap made from coffee grounds cleans deep into the pores and refreshes the skin. A peeling made from the stock powder and olive oil works against cellulite (orange peel skin), and mixed with coconut oil to form a cream, dark circles can be cared for. Sounds like reading coffee grounds? Right but! In fact, coffee is not only a pick-me-up in liquid form, the grounds from the ground, brewed beans also get the beauty going. In addition to the skin, the coffee residues also care for the hair. To do this, prepare a paste from about four tablespoons of salt and water, massage it into the hair and scalp and rinse it out after ten minutes. Afterwards the hair looks strong and shiny, brown hair gets fresh color. Used regularly, the hair treatment should also promote hair growth.
Coffee grounds in the household: from fertilizing …
You don’t necessarily need to buy expensive fertilizers for full plant splendor in the living room and garden. Coffee grounds contain nutrients like nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium that promote growth. Dry the powder and mix it into the soil, avoiding seedlings. Useful side effect: snails don’t like the completely natural and free fertilizer and avoid the vegetable patch. It can also be used to drive away ants and wasps. If the pests are attracted by the sweet scent of a Scottish coffee or cake, simply burn coffee grounds in a fireproof bowl. The smell, perceived as pleasant by humans, scares the insects away.
… until cleaning
At home, you can use coffee grounds to repair scratches on dark furniture, dye Easter eggs and fabrics, and neutralize stubborn odors in the refrigerator, closet, or shoes. Fat residues in cookware and on the grill grates can be removed with a mixture of coffee grounds and water, as can residues in glass jars and vases. Applied to a damp sponge, the brown powder acts like a scouring agent. In containers, simply fill up the set with hot water, allow the brew to take effect, and shake vigorously. This will loosen the deposits.
How much coffee is healthy?
In healthy people, consuming up to five 125 milliliter cups of coffee throughout the day is harmless to health. During pregnancy and breastfeeding, women should not consume more than three cups (150 ml each) a day, as unborn children and infants also absorb the caffeine it contains, but break it down much more slowly than adults. If you suffer from certain diseases, you should discuss coffee consumption with your doctor.
You can even cover part of your daily fluid requirements with the popular hot drink. Because, contrary to what was long believed, coffee does not remove a significant amount of liquid from the body. Although ingredients such as caffeine stimulate the excretion of water, regular consumption leads to habituation and thus to a reduction in the draining effect.
However, how much coffee is recommended can vary greatly in individual cases. Because the roasting process of coffee releases substances that stimulate gastric acid production, people with a sensitive stomach can be prone to heartburn or stomach and intestinal problems. These people often tolerate coffee types that are prepared on an espresso basis much better.
Because the caffeine it contains stimulates the circulation, very sensitive people can have problems sleeping – especially if they still consume coffee in the afternoon or evening. Anyone who already suffers from high blood pressure should discuss with their doctor how much coffee is safe for them personally. A good alternative in this case can also be the consumption of decaffeinated coffee.
Incidentally, regular coffee does not lead to permanently high blood pressure in healthy people: the stimulating effect wears off after around half an hour. If you drink coffee regularly, after two to three weeks the caffeine will only have a minor or even no effect on your blood pressure.
It has also not been confirmed that coffee increases the risk of developing certain types of cancer. On the contrary: there are scientific findings that indicate a protective effect against certain types of cancer through the polyphenols contained. However, the research is far from over here. Only the risk of esophageal cancer can increase through coffee consumption, which, however, can be attributed less to the ingredients than to the high drinking temperature and thus applies to all hot drinks. If you let your coffee cool down a little before drinking, you don’t have to worry about this either.
Store coffee grounds free of mould
So there are plenty of reasons to try out coffee recipes to your heart’s content and stock up on coffee grounds. The best way to do this is to dry it thoroughly in the air and pour it into a can – this will prevent mold.
What is good for the plants could also be good for me? If you ask yourself this question now, the answer will not be clear. While there are scientific studies that show coffee grounds are high in antioxidants, you shouldn’t just eat them. Because how this affects your health has not yet been researched.
Last but not least, a tip for recycling fans that you are welcome to take up: coffee cups made from coffee grounds are all the rage and a great gift idea for coffee lovers!