Is coffee bad for you? (Here’s the truth).
Clients often ask me, “Is coffee bad for you?” so, here’s the truth: Coffee is medicine for some people, and poison for others. The answer to whether coffee is bad for you or not is down to how you metabolize caffeine.
Just to be clear by coffee I mean black, organic coffee. Not a sugar-pumped mocha-choco dairy + sugar-pumped drink. I also don’t mean an oat latte or a dairy-filled cappuccino. I mean BLACK, ORGANIC COFFEE.
There are many benefits to drinking coffee. Some of the health benefits of coffee include:
- Excellent nutrient and antioxidant profile
- Brain stimulation and improved focus
- Healthy weight support
- Increased physical performance
- Reduced disease risk
- Longevity (longer lifespan)
But for some these benefits can pale into significance because they experience the negative effects of caffeine such as:
- Sleep disruption
- Coffee addiction
- Heart health concerns
Most people know if coffee isn’t good for them.
They get jittery, need to run to the bathroom after a few sips, and can feel themselves getting anxious. Just because someone knows it’s not good for them doesn’t stop them from drinking it though, because coffee can be:
- Forms part of a morning ritual that is hard to let go of
- Tastes good
CHANGING HABITS CAN BE REALLY HARD!
For people who love the thought and the taste of coffee, my advice is to switch to decaffeinated (I like the EXHALE BRAND you can get 50% off your first order using this link.)
If you’re not sure if coffee is bad for you
(probably you, as you’re reading this blog) my best advice is to eliminate it from your diet for a few weeks and observe any differences you experience.
I know that’s not always a popular recommendation, but the best way to determine whether a food, drink, or substance is serving us is by removing it from our diet for a relatively short time.
This is what we recommend participants in our 30 day lifestyle reset try. Remove one type of food/drink that you have an inkling (your gut always knows) might not be doing you good, it could be gluten, sugar, alcohol, dairy, meat, or coffee. Find a great replacement (see this blog for coffee alternatives), remove it from your diet for 30 days and observe how it makes you feel. If you don’t notice any significant change, then no worries, it’s not negatively affecting you, if on the other hand, you feel heaps better (normally after a week or so of experiencing some detox symptoms) then it would be pertinent (and likely feels easy to do so) to remove it for a while longer.
To learn more about our 30 day lifestyle reset and to gain all the support and community you need when removing something from your diet, check out the programme details here:
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