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COFFEE IS BAD FOR YOU by Paluna Santamaria.
Now that I have your attention let me expand.
The debate of whether coffee is good or bad for you has been going on for years.
There are millions of articles out there trying to convince you to either drink more coffee or cut it out completely.
I personally go by this rule: if you need it to function you probably shouldn’t be drinking it.
Needing a cup of coffee to wake up means you are not recovering well in your sleep amongst other issues.
Relying on coffee will only mask the problem.
Have you ever wondered why some people can drink many cups with no issues and others get jittery and sick?
I took a course through Precision Nutrition once that explained it perfectly and in a very simple way.
Instead of paraphrasing I’d like to share a paragraph from the course with you:
“We all have a gene in our livers that makes a specific enzyme necessary to break down caffeine
Due to small genetic differences some of us have the enzyme that breaks down caffeine quickly and others have the enzyme that breaks it down slowly.
People with the fast enzyme see an improvement in health when they drink 1-3 cups/day. In their bodies the caffeine is processed and removed quickly while the antioxidants found in coffee can stick around and help protect against free radicals.
However, people with the slow enzyme are more likely to experience health problems with the same amount. When caffeine is not removed from the body quickly enough it can become less beneficial.”
There you have it, coffee is not bad or good. It depends on the person, the same way some people can tolerate dairy and others don’t. This is why I love science!
Full disclosure, I have never met Dr. Berardi founder of Precision Nutrition but every coach can benefit from expanding their knowledge of nutrition and he has created one of the most comprehensive nutrition courses out there.
How do you drink yours? Share with us in the comments!
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Paluna is a movement enthusiast by nature. As a child she participated in martial arts as well as being part of a swimming team for three years. Always an athlete she went on to play basketball for 4 consecutive years in high school as well as completing a Bachelor degree in Arts with a specialty in modern dance. She spent the years following graduation as a dancer and aerial performer. In 2005 she moved to Canada taking a break from performing to pursue a career in the fitness industry. She is now a certified Personal Trainer with additional training in Yoga, Pilates, Kettlebell, Pre/Post natal and Nutrition. Always curious about movement and looking for a challenge Paluna found weightlifting. She trained and competed under Bulgarian legend Alex Varbanov from 2012-2016.
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