Ah… Coffee. Do you drink it?

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Rick Jones

The Good Life HealthApril 24 at 4:18pm ·  · Food · Health & FitnessAh… coffee. Do you drink it?
Picked up these super convenient “instant coffee” filters with coffee at The Laughing Pug‘s stall at the Taranaki Farmers Market today. Looks like some kind of mad science experiment. Both Mr Good Life and I agreed – their coffee was amazing.
But what!? Isn’t coffee bad for you!?
Yes, and no.
It depends on a lot of things – firstly I always say to listen to your body, meaning, if you drink a cup of coffee and you get jittery and anxious then it is probably not for you. Or, perhaps the quality of the coffee isn’t the best. If coffee makes you feel any ill effects at all, well then no, coffee probably isn’t good for YOU. It could also be that you are drinking too much.
However, if you drink some coffee through the day and do not notice any ill effects then there is a lot of information out there that says that coffee is just fine for you. In fact it’s a great source of antioxidants amongst other things.
I think coffee becomes a problem when we start loading it with milk and sugar (and in North America all those palm-oil based coffee creamers that taste so good!).
Coffee is also a problem if you “can’t wake up without it” or depend on it to get through your day. When you become dependent on coffee or you energy is so low that you NEED coffee, then that is a problem that needs to be addressed.
There are also people with various health concerns that should avoid coffee and so if you are uncertain – please talk to your doctor ,nutritionist, or other health practitioner.
Overall, coffee and I get along great. On a cold winter morning – it nourishes me inside and out. I’ll let you decide whether it works for you. I love having coffee with just a little bit of coconut oil in it, and at this stage my favourites are Ozone Coffee RoastersPrimal Culture – Bulletproof Coffee and Products and now The Laughing Pug.
While you’re at it, Have a read of some info below too.
The Good Life Health
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