From my understanding in the paleo world, people are beginning to understand that studies done on nutrition are incomplete in too many respects to base our lives on. It is at this same time that we look at traditional cultures with excellent health and attempt to base our diets of the mimickry of the same health promoting foods. So why have we allowed coffee into our diets, based mainly on the studies that show improved health in coffee drinkers compared to non, when no traditional healthy cultures relied on caffeine with such regularity and dose?
Also considering the withdrawal that people get from stopping it, doesn't it seem a bit too much like a drug...with serious side effects we're not yet aware of?
asked byjack_3 (716)
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on March 03, 2012
at 05:21 PM
I don't think eating healthy necessarily means only eating/drinking something that traditional healthy cultures relied on. Coffee is a problem for many people, but for many people it is not. I drink coffee regularly but don't have any sort of withdrawals if I don't drink it. The question that must be asked for any food/drink are: what are the benefits/risks? In any case, moderation is always crucial. (P.S. I'm no expert, but this is my personal opinion)