Think again before you toss out left over coffee grounds from your morning brew.
Researchers from the University of Southern Queensland say the spent coffee might be useful in reducing abdominal fat and improving blood pressure.
The University’s Professor Lindsay Brown says it’s likely the coffee waste alters gut bacteria which in turn reduces obesity and improves glucose tolerance.
“If you make your own coffee each morning then collect the grounds, dry it in the oven at 60 degrees for an hour or two and simply add a spoonful to your muffin mix or bread mix,” Professor Brown said.
He said you won’t notice an overnight change but’s likely to decrease obesity and improve blood pressure and you won’t be contributing to landfill waste.
(The information in this article should not be considered medical advice. Please see your medical professional for information tailored to your personal circumstances.)
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