Want to learn about the Health Benefits of Coffee?

I’ve had some questions about the health benefits of coffee lately. Why?

Well, mostly because I’ve been experimenting a little with nutrition plans.

No, not any of the Weight Watchers plans. Nor any of the multitude of “pay us and we’ll send you the food you’re supposed to eat every week” plans.

I’ve been (trying to) stay compliant with the Elimination Diet v3.0 by Dax Moy.

It comes with a lot of rules. Too many, in my humble opinion. One rule I suspect a lot of people will have a huge problem with? The “no caffeine” rule. Yeah, you read that right: No Morning Coffee…

I’m not actually a big coffee drinker. I had started drinking a little coffee because I was sick of “only” having water with my breakfast. For some reason, the combination of coffee and breakfast appealed to my palate. It was simply black coffee with a drop of maple syrup, but I enjoyed it. A lot!

So the elimination of Coffee got me thinking about whether caffeine was purely detrimental or if there were some health benefits of coffee that Dax wasn’t discussing in his Elimination Diet v3.0 book.

Then the following article appeared on my Facebook wall, courtesy of Dr. John Berardi . He has a PhD in Exercise Physiology and Nutrient Biochemistry and his PhD research focused on exercise nutrition. I tend to assign a lot of weight to his opinions on matters of nutrition and health!

Are you a fast or slow metabolizer of Caffeine? If you’re a “slow metabolizer”, are the side-effects worth the cup of coffee, or should you consider finding something de-caffeinated, yet not super-processed? Do you even care about the pro/cons of coffe?

Is, perhaps, this something to think about the next time you get a (plain) cup of coffee?

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