Coffee. We love it, and most of you do too. It contains loads of antioxidants and polyphenols, increases cognition, and some studies show that it may lengthen our lifespan and decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes and liver disease. However, some studies say that up to 55% of us have a variation in the enzyme that metabolises caffeine, meaning the caffeine is processed at a slower rate and we feel the effects of it for longer. This can cause symptoms like anxiety, heart palpitations, and can lead to adrenal dysfunction and disrupt hormones. At the end of the day, we all benefit from listening to our own bodies, and sometimes you just NEED a coffee 🙊 If you drink black coffee, try to separate it from meals by an hour because the tannins it contains bind to iron and decrease the amount of iron we are able to absorb. Milk in coffee counteracts this, however it also decreases the polyphenols and antioxidants we absorb from the coffee. If you want to try something with a little less caffeine, pop in for a chai latte (contains similar amounts of antioxidants with less than half the amount of caffeine), turmeric or beetroot latte, or hot choccy ☕️
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