coffee has some amazing #metabolic effects because it allows your body to use glucose quicker which results in more energy production (fuel).
it also protects the liver from toxins and inhibits non-heme iron absorption (which is a good thing cause most of us have iron overload)
BUT you are only going to reap all these benefits if you are drinking it in a smart way. otherwise, it will do more damage than good.
the smart way to drink your coffee:
2. drink with a carb (like #honey or maple syrup), a fat (like grass fed cream or coconut oil/cream), and a protein (like collagen or gelatin)- no more black coffees!!! black coffee is going to raise cortisol which will spike + drop blood sugar levels. this is why if you have black coffee on an empty #stomach you get shakes and are jittery.
3. drink soon AFTER breakfast- coffee is not what your body needs first thing in the morning before any real nourishment.
4. coffee is a mild diuretic so it’s important to only stick to 1 cup / day and ensure adequate hydration after.
5. it’s not meant for everyone right now in their health journey! depending on your circumstances, you may need to temporarily remove it. I personally rarely drink it because it heightens my anxiety but it will be apart of my daily routine again once my body can handle it :)
side note: decaf is a great alternative option too if you are just looking for the taste but make sure it’s not decaffeinated with chemicals 😬 for #decaf, I personally like roasted organic #dandelion + #chicory root tea as it has a coffee like taste.