Coffee, whether it's the whole ritual of it, the rich flavor, the caffeine boost, or likely, a combination of all of those things, we love our morning joe. I am asked all of the time whether or not coffee is good or bad, so I thought I would put together a blog post to explain.
Let me start by saying that I do not believe in victimizing one particular food, as long as it is a real, whole, food. I also don't believe in making generalized claims. For instance, everyone must strictly avoid coffee, nobody should be consuming dairy or we all need to be on a lower carb diet... In my experience, it isn't that black and white.
Coffee is touted for it's antioxidants. Different studies have shown its ability to reduce the risk of certain diseases, such as dementia. There's also studies that show it has a thermogenic effect on the body, ultimately boosting the metabolism. It's also a zero calorie beverage. Coffee on it's own could be considered a "clean" food. That being said, there are some things to consider if you're a regular coffee drinker. Let me explain...Read More