Coffee, good or bad?
If you’re a coffee lover but want to eat and drink to stay healthy, all the reports and information on coffee are so conflicting and confusing! Some say drink it, it helps you stay healthy and keeps your brain sharp, and other reports say to stay away…it stimulates the production of cortisol which causes inflammation and contributes to disease and premature aging. So, the question remains…coffee, good or bad?
Dr. Mark Hyman, one of my favorite nutritional gurus, wrote a fantastic post on this very subject titled Is Coffee Good or Bad for You? In it, he writes,
“In a recent animal study, researchers saw improvements in non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and cholesterol when mice consumed coffee and fat together… They also found coffee can help reduce gut permeability or leaky gut.
Among its other benefits, studies show coffee decreases your risk for type 2 diabetes, lowers cancer risk and improves mood and memory. Coffee can also boost metabolism and sports performance.
On the other hand, coffee can become highly addictive, altering stress hormones while making you feel simultaneously wired and tired.”
In his post, Dr. Hyman also talks about how to determine if you’re addicted to coffee and how to quit, either temporarily or permanently if you choose to do so.
It’s a good read, and he always has great information to share. This time is no exception!
Helping you achieve Major Wellness in your life!
Cheryl A Major, CNWC