Aluminum has become an indispensable material used in modern life, and we use it as early as our first moments of the day. Every minute, 39,000 coffee capsules are produced worldwide, while 29,000 are dumped in landfill sites.
Coffee is the second most-consumed drink after water, with 2.5 billion cups of coffee drunk every day worldwide. With such high consumption, it seems logical that we should pay attention to the quality and ingredients.
With the advancement of technology, aluminum coffee pods have become popular for their extended shelf-life. Aluminum keeps coffee fresh, reduces exposure to oxygen and moisture, light, and is malleable. The downside, however, is that Aluminum, especially poor quality aluminum, leeches into the material it comes into contact with, In this case, your coffee.
5 impacts that aluminum can have on your health:
Studies have shown that aluminum interferes with the brain’s ability to function properly and can cause brain changes that increase the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia. In addition, exposure to aluminum may be linked, in some cases, to depression and anxiety.
Aluminum interferes with the formation and storage in the brain of a natural substance called N-acetyl-aspartate (NAA). NAA is found in the hippocampus, an area of the brain that helps you remember information and perform tasks such as learning, finding your way around a city, and recognizing faces.
Alteration of the immune system
Aluminum can alter the way your immune system works, making you more susceptible to infections, inflammatory diseases, and autoimmune diseases.
Exposure to aluminum can increase your chances of developing bladder cancer. In fact, some studies have shown that aluminum can cause or contribute to 70-90% of all cases of bladder cancer.
Aluminum can interfere with calcium absorption, and studies have shown that high exposure to aluminum can lead to poor bone development. Poor bone development in children can lead to disorders such as rickets (a disease of growth and ossification).
Chez SANNA we love our coffee machine, which grinds the beans fresh for every coffee. We source our coffee beans from Culture Cafes, a torrefacteur in Cognac, France. The owner, Christophe, sources his organic coffee beans from around the world and sells them in grain, ground, and aluminum-free capsule forms.