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What is with all the coffee??

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 02, 2012 at 2:37 AM

Can someone please tell me why everyone here seems to down so much coffee everyday..? Do you not have enough energy to do what you need to do on a day to day basis. Can someone please link me to studies explaining how coffee IS NOT harmful cause all I have heard is that is it not good and causes problems with your thyroid from your thyroid constantly putting out adrenaline.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on April 13, 2013
at 11:10 PM

+1 for you NotADoctor ;-)

7c379a865738d2b373a362dc0f1d9459

(357)

on October 01, 2012
at 09:42 AM

I thought I was the only person using it as a mood booster! I have never felt it waked me up or gives me energy and I have given it up for month long time periods with no change in energy. I don't usually drink it in the summer either, but it seems to boost my mood!

8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on August 13, 2012
at 08:54 PM

I just recently went a month without coffee. Previously I drank about 6 cups a day. After the break, I realized I was craving the 1/2 & 1/2 not the coffee. I started craving butter when I cut coffee.

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on August 13, 2012
at 02:15 PM

Yum, bitters. Also, "VB" is a great beer, I had it on my Australia honeymoon. Yay for irony.

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

(968)

on May 08, 2012
at 11:47 AM

There is a little rat type animal (civit?) in Indonesia that eats the coffee beans, and when they come out the other end, the outer shell of the coffee has been digested, and what's left is washed (I hope) and served as Kopi Luwak. So I guess they must like it or they wouldn't eat it? Just a bit of trivia :)

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

(968)

on May 08, 2012
at 11:40 AM

Coffee may also keep dementia away so I've heard

Dbd1e8fad5d4b47409d84bd6610020d5

(368)

on May 08, 2012
at 03:11 AM

I'd like to note that the supposed "higher risk of birth defects" has been all correlation, and no causation. And, many of these studies just focus on caffeine intake, not coffee intake. :D As for anecdotal evidence, my mother drank coffee during all four of her pregnancies and we were well above average height and weights. She also allowed us to drink it as toddlers. (All of her children are above average height.) http://www.ehso.com/ehshome/caffeine.php

8496289baf18c2d3e210740614dc9082

(1867)

on May 08, 2012
at 01:41 AM

Coffee is not harmful except in quite large amounts: http://www.annals.org/content/148/12/904.full.pdf+html?sid=eb3b8d8e-40a5-46e1-8c82-fefb11488190 I originally posted that link on this thread: http://tinyurl.com/c26x6tf where there is more discussion of the content. Adrenaline is released by the adrenals, not the thyroid, and its effects are primarily adenosine receptor antagonism (which increases most neurotransmitter functioning) and consequent enhancement of dopamine. More here: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1182710-overview

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on May 02, 2012
at 08:54 PM

@CaveDad, you mean, you stop drinking coffee when your cup of coffee's empty, right? ;)

A45af235ed4dd0b4f548c59e91b75763

(1936)

on May 02, 2012
at 07:28 PM

Hey.. I like my thrills cheap!

A45af235ed4dd0b4f548c59e91b75763

(1936)

on May 02, 2012
at 07:26 PM

I can quit whenever I want too, I've done it hundreds of times.

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(6719)

on May 02, 2012
at 06:38 PM

Coffee is the elixer of the gods. Its a mood changer without the downside associated with alcohol. Now REdBull and Monster are of the devil. But it a good way. And yes, Grok would have downed a carb free blue Monster about an hour before hunting a mammoth.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 02, 2012
at 05:11 PM

True. I never liked beer either. I don't understand how people drink that stuff :)

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on May 02, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Word to Big Bird. I'm mostly off the good stuff right now for this very reason.

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on May 02, 2012
at 04:27 PM

+1 for the responsible run-down. I'm lazy and just post opinions. ;)

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on May 02, 2012
at 04:26 PM

I should add that I get the inherent hypocrisy of it. If we're being honest with ourselves and the way what we ingest affects us, then yes, we'd eliminate coffee and alcohol. But. Life is just a bit brighter with a little of both.

1ec4e7ca085b7f8d5821529653e1e35a

(5506)

on May 02, 2012
at 04:26 PM

In addition, coffee IS bitter. Diluting the taste with cream and sugar is just you trying to make coffee what it is not and fit with the SAD. It's a learn-to-like kind of a thing. Just like beer. I'm betting you don't drink beer either :)

1ec4e7ca085b7f8d5821529653e1e35a

(5506)

on May 02, 2012
at 04:24 PM

Ingestion of coffee does raise blood pressure for a short period of time. I'm sure that can vary between individuals but I don't think it will raise blood pressure across the board (ie if tested many hours after ingestion or on a non-coffee day)

8634d4988ced45a68e2a79e69cc01835

(1617)

on May 02, 2012
at 02:02 PM

Because we like the taste. I have plenty of energy with or without coffee. You are reading some crazy studies FYI.

1ccc0b0b7a756cd42466cef8f450d0cb

(1801)

on May 02, 2012
at 01:56 PM

@Lisa It depends - Low carb/salt ABSOLUTELY gives me low energy.

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

(1804)

on May 02, 2012
at 01:55 PM

Exactly - drink for pure enjoyment! I took 30 days off, didn't get any nasty side effects (I only drink about 1 cup per day) and when I added it back to my diet it was like HEAVEN. I just love the stuff.

A4587cfef29863db612c43f89c202cc1

(2053)

on May 02, 2012
at 12:55 PM

I'm not an addict. I can quit whenever I want. But, don't touch my coffee. Seriously, stay away from my coffee.

273729a18d2f18903815d2644a4d64de

(1683)

on May 02, 2012
at 12:35 PM

i, too, need the wine.

7660f5a0ec906d3922d79b20f3434ecc

(788)

on May 02, 2012
at 12:25 PM

Coffee seems to be in a lot people's 20 of the 80/20. I believe this is because it is so prevalent and hard to give up one you have it in your routine.

1ec4e7ca085b7f8d5821529653e1e35a

(5506)

on May 02, 2012
at 12:24 PM

I'd like to note that "breakfast:coffee" and "snack:coffee" usually applies to people who do IF and only eat lunch/dinner. Coffee helps suppress hunger in the AM if you're not fully satiated. PLUS it's awesome.

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

(1123)

on May 02, 2012
at 11:46 AM

Amen, brother! I LOVE COFFEE!!! That is one thing I will NEVER give up, if I don't absolutely have to. It is the perfect start to a wonderful day :)

Cccb899526fb5908f64176e0a74ed2d9

(2801)

on May 02, 2012
at 08:56 AM

Alternative: raise carbs, raise sodium?

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on May 02, 2012
at 08:30 AM

The Ray Peat article makes me wanna drink a gallon of coffee RIGHT NOW :).

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on May 02, 2012
at 08:23 AM

Coffee will help your thyroid...

E3d70aeba50c3b761ddd88512db8a971

(65)

on May 02, 2012
at 08:01 AM

http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/caffeine.shtml - i like this as well :)

3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

(1489)

on May 02, 2012
at 07:57 AM

Personally, VLC Paleo does not supply me with enough energy to get to lunch so I have to have coffee to function like a normal human being. Plan to get off it though as soon as I've leaned out. Hate being so dependent!

8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on May 02, 2012
at 05:16 AM

Coffee has less to do with how I feel and more that it is a habit. But a tasty one!

Fc64db6a555559762432d503a1dbad19

(1478)

on May 02, 2012
at 04:47 AM

this makes no sense to me. Low carb/low salt does not mean low energy.

81348acb7b886e2b32ca915d250268f3

(1022)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:50 AM

My thoughts exactly. I L-O-V-E coffee. I figure the rest of my diet is pretty awesome, even if coffee is 'bad', I really just don't give a sht!

Ab0369a70755bd07f44292b4ca8b2260

(1579)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:41 AM

Amen Marcy…It's an enjoyable part of my day that I won't give up. I have 2 cups in the am and that's it.

C326acd0ae246a39c5685f2ba72e3136

(1631)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:32 AM

Yes. You have said it perfectly... So much coffee.

C326acd0ae246a39c5685f2ba72e3136

(1631)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:27 AM

Thank you! I appreciate your feedback very much.

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(10663)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:11 AM

Seriously. Looking at that recent thread of people posting what they've eaten, it's like "breakfast: coffee. snack: coffee." What? No. Just, no. Coffee is NOT a snack much less a meal.

C326acd0ae246a39c5685f2ba72e3136

(1631)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:04 AM

I knew I was going to get an answer along these lines haha.

06cf0b860450445b9d399fcc1b2a053a

on May 02, 2012
at 02:40 AM

I'd like to know the answer to this as well.

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38
A97b68379a576dfa764a4828304d2efb

(4181)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:05 AM

I gave up grains, sugar, legumes, beer, whiskey, and dairy. I drink 2 regular sized cups of coffee a day and 2 glasses of red wine a night. I fully accept any health risks that might be posed by these two daily allowances. I should say, I don't really feel like I "need" the coffee for energy, but really enjoy the morning routine, the taste, and comfort. Sadly, I need the wine.

EDIT: Damn it. Gave up caffeine for a few weeks and almost had a panic attack when I re-introduced a very small amount. I was down to one small cup per day and didn't think it would matter, but I am sleeping better and feeling much less anxious without it. Gave up wine (except in social situations, maybe once a week) and now feel pretty horrible if I have more than a glass of it at a time. Not missing it as much as I thought I would. Actually, the zealousness with which I talked about wine on this forum led me to the experiment. But, again, damn it.

273729a18d2f18903815d2644a4d64de

(1683)

on May 02, 2012
at 12:35 PM

i, too, need the wine.

81348acb7b886e2b32ca915d250268f3

(1022)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:50 AM

My thoughts exactly. I L-O-V-E coffee. I figure the rest of my diet is pretty awesome, even if coffee is 'bad', I really just don't give a sht!

Ab0369a70755bd07f44292b4ca8b2260

(1579)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:41 AM

Amen Marcy…It's an enjoyable part of my day that I won't give up. I have 2 cups in the am and that's it.

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F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:03 AM

Because we're addicts. Duh.

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on May 02, 2012
at 08:54 PM

@CaveDad, you mean, you stop drinking coffee when your cup of coffee's empty, right? ;)

A4587cfef29863db612c43f89c202cc1

(2053)

on May 02, 2012
at 12:55 PM

I'm not an addict. I can quit whenever I want. But, don't touch my coffee. Seriously, stay away from my coffee.

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on May 02, 2012
at 04:26 PM

I should add that I get the inherent hypocrisy of it. If we're being honest with ourselves and the way what we ingest affects us, then yes, we'd eliminate coffee and alcohol. But. Life is just a bit brighter with a little of both.

C326acd0ae246a39c5685f2ba72e3136

(1631)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:04 AM

I knew I was going to get an answer along these lines haha.

A45af235ed4dd0b4f548c59e91b75763

(1936)

on May 02, 2012
at 07:26 PM

I can quit whenever I want too, I've done it hundreds of times.

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Ef2f6c723983d7fe7a06bd57af6adeed

(1725)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:34 PM

Coffee

(Note: these are not absolutes, but they are found in many studies)

Pros

  • Protection against cancer
  • Improved insulin sensitivity
  • Reduced risk of type 2 diabetes
  • Reduced risk of heart disease
  • Reduced risk of gout
  • Reduced risk of gallstone disease
  • Reduced oxidative stress
  • Reduced inflammation
  • Better oral health
  • Better mental health
  • Better liver health
  • Before high-intensity exercise = boost in performance

Cons

  • Reduces body's ability to metabolize calcium
  • Bad for bone health
  • Higher risk of osteoporosis
  • Higher risk of birth defects
  • Psychologically unhealthy if coffee is a need
  • More than 4-5 cups/day = higher risk of unhealthful side effects
  • Coffee drunk after 5pm = higher risk of impairing ability to sleep

By: http://primalmd.tumblr.com/post/6397186790/evidence-based-practice-coffee

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on May 02, 2012
at 04:27 PM

+1 for the responsible run-down. I'm lazy and just post opinions. ;)

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

(968)

on May 08, 2012
at 11:40 AM

Coffee may also keep dementia away so I've heard

Dbd1e8fad5d4b47409d84bd6610020d5

(368)

on May 08, 2012
at 03:11 AM

I'd like to note that the supposed "higher risk of birth defects" has been all correlation, and no causation. And, many of these studies just focus on caffeine intake, not coffee intake. :D As for anecdotal evidence, my mother drank coffee during all four of her pregnancies and we were well above average height and weights. She also allowed us to drink it as toddlers. (All of her children are above average height.) http://www.ehso.com/ehshome/caffeine.php

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6b8d12fc3e43179f9ae1765a4d1a9dc2

(5914)

on May 02, 2012
at 10:56 AM

I drink it because I love it. Its silky smooth brownness makes the day worth living. I guess you could live without it, but why would you want to?

778b36f4f699f202de135ef176fe9ab7

(1123)

on May 02, 2012
at 11:46 AM

Amen, brother! I LOVE COFFEE!!! That is one thing I will NEVER give up, if I don't absolutely have to. It is the perfect start to a wonderful day :)

Ebcbbdcb8b727e69e06eaa102d49a84c

(1804)

on May 02, 2012
at 01:55 PM

Exactly - drink for pure enjoyment! I took 30 days off, didn't get any nasty side effects (I only drink about 1 cup per day) and when I added it back to my diet it was like HEAVEN. I just love the stuff.

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D10ca8d11301c2f4993ac2279ce4b930

(5242)

on May 02, 2012
at 05:17 AM

Coffee is fine in the right context. Some people who shouldn't drink it drink it. Some people who should drink it don't. It's a powerful digestive aid. It's high in antioxidants and contains a decent dosage of magnesium. It helps chelate typically harmful minerals such as iron. It helps lower uric acid levels. Be careful with the timing and dosage of consumption. It is best taken with a meal or before a workout. Finding the right dose is going to be very individual specific. Supplementation with sea salt or calcium may be indicated for some people who drink coffee. . . it's not as easy as coffee is bad.

6714718e2245e5190017d643a7614157

on April 13, 2013
at 11:10 PM

+1 for you NotADoctor ;-)

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59fa7cd87fb9d669adf21e5cf3e7ada5

on May 02, 2012
at 12:57 PM

I like drinking coffee and always have. If someone has a problem with that, then they can BLANKETY BLANK BLANK.

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240aba93cf35b459ef1fdaca0fa18b78

on May 02, 2012
at 03:42 AM

It's an aquired taste for sure but its cheaper than prozac ;)

7c379a865738d2b373a362dc0f1d9459

(357)

on October 01, 2012
at 09:42 AM

I thought I was the only person using it as a mood booster! I have never felt it waked me up or gives me energy and I have given it up for month long time periods with no change in energy. I don't usually drink it in the summer either, but it seems to boost my mood!

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07c86972a3bea0b0dc17752e9d2f5642

on May 02, 2012
at 03:16 AM

It's cold in my office at work. I blame HVAC for my coffee consumption.

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B3ea6447483d614acfc7cab288c6483e

on May 02, 2012
at 03:10 AM

It's just sooooooo good!!!

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Ba20b502cf02b5513ea8c4bb2740d8cb

on May 08, 2012
at 12:29 AM

I'd rather get my energy from coffee rather than a stack of six-pancakes and maple(corn)syrup every morning.

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Bf57bcbdc19d4f1728599053acd020ab

(5043)

on May 02, 2012
at 05:09 AM

Google "health benefits of coffee" and you'll find plenty of reading to keep you busy. I particularly liked this one: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/31/coffee-health-benefits_n_1064577.html Just drink in moderation, if you like it. Two cups a day is plenty. A cup of decaf gives me something to "eat" during my later afternoon binge-danger period.

B0fe7b5a9a197cd293978150cbd9055f

(8938)

on May 02, 2012
at 08:30 AM

The Ray Peat article makes me wanna drink a gallon of coffee RIGHT NOW :).

E3d70aeba50c3b761ddd88512db8a971

(65)

on May 02, 2012
at 08:01 AM

http://raypeat.com/articles/articles/caffeine.shtml - i like this as well :)

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F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:26 AM

I hate coffee!!! I hate it with passion! I bought my mom a jar (for Christmas) and it was on a shelf for over a month. Now the whole shelf and all the other things stink like hell! I am getting nauseous just from the smell. I washed everything three times already and the smell still does not come off.

The last time I drank coffee around ten years ago. I had such a severe indigestion - I was in pain for hours.

I don't even understand - what do people get from it? My mom says it raises her blood pressure. But is it natural? Or is it the taste? I remember it tasted bitter and a little on a sour side. Unless you put tons of sugar and a gallon of cream in it, it does not even taste good. I would rather have cream and sugar alone.

To answer your question I know for sure (I have read somewhere but forgot where) that drinking (not sure how many) cups of coffee per day delays the onset of dementia by 5 (not sure) years. And also, women who drank coffee were less depressed (http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/26/coffee-drinking-linked-to-less-depression-in-women/) which does not help me much because I am NEVER depressed. I bet drinking coffee will make me depressed.

Anyway, coffee is a stimulant. So is physical activity, sex, chocolate and drugs. Replacement for cheap thrills?

A45af235ed4dd0b4f548c59e91b75763

(1936)

on May 02, 2012
at 07:28 PM

Hey.. I like my thrills cheap!

C326acd0ae246a39c5685f2ba72e3136

(1631)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:27 AM

Thank you! I appreciate your feedback very much.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 02, 2012
at 05:11 PM

True. I never liked beer either. I don't understand how people drink that stuff :)

1ec4e7ca085b7f8d5821529653e1e35a

(5506)

on May 02, 2012
at 04:24 PM

Ingestion of coffee does raise blood pressure for a short period of time. I'm sure that can vary between individuals but I don't think it will raise blood pressure across the board (ie if tested many hours after ingestion or on a non-coffee day)

1ec4e7ca085b7f8d5821529653e1e35a

(5506)

on May 02, 2012
at 04:26 PM

In addition, coffee IS bitter. Diluting the taste with cream and sugar is just you trying to make coffee what it is not and fit with the SAD. It's a learn-to-like kind of a thing. Just like beer. I'm betting you don't drink beer either :)

0382fa263de4c83328dc34a56e25437f

(4238)

on August 13, 2012
at 02:15 PM

Yum, bitters. Also, "VB" is a great beer, I had it on my Australia honeymoon. Yay for irony.

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68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

(5795)

on August 13, 2012
at 01:42 AM

For me, coffee is just the mechanism to get a TON of fat in. I'd say many on here do some form of Bulletproof Coffee which can include the likes of grass-fed butter, coconut oil, MCT oil, coconut milk, whole heavy cream, etc.

I'm too lazy to find links but I think it's pretty well-documented that a cup of coffee or two can be beneficial. I usually do 24 oz a day but with a bolus dose of these fats (usually 40-50 grams).

While I'm sure I respond somewhat to the caffeine, I believe the benefits from the fat added is what really makes it beneficial.

IMO, the dangers of coffee come when people are adding a ton of sugar/chemicals/insert any type of crappy dairy (skim milk, low-fat milk, soy milk, etc...) and consuming it in excess, throughout the day.

8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on August 13, 2012
at 08:54 PM

I just recently went a month without coffee. Previously I drank about 6 cups a day. After the break, I realized I was craving the 1/2 & 1/2 not the coffee. I started craving butter when I cut coffee.

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Medium avatar

(3213)

on August 13, 2012
at 04:09 PM

First of all, we love it because we have acquired a taste for it, and we find it DELICIOUS AND INVIGORATING! Secondly, there are 100's of studies that shine a positive light on the stuff, e.g. Highly anti-oxidative, reduced chance of stroke, diabetes, arrhythmia, promotes lipolysis....

So, go brew a good cup 'o Joe

1
963322f175cdd4c5f7d52cc372b3a167

on August 13, 2012
at 01:26 AM

So is coffee paleo?

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Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on May 02, 2012
at 03:16 PM

A cup of coffee a day may even have health benefits for most people, not health risks.

Every now and then... I get a really delicious cup of coffee. I doesn't happen every time. Sometimes it's just meh and I don't even drink half. But sometimes... it taste like heaven. And oh man... the aroma of ground up coffee beans... mmmmmm.

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01b1d3e79ee749740af2dfdfc4854c39

on May 02, 2012
at 12:20 PM

Caffeine may not be good for those with stressed adrenal glands, which is what produces adrenaline (not the thyroid).

F5f742cc9228eb5804114d0f3be4e587

(7660)

on May 02, 2012
at 04:28 PM

Word to Big Bird. I'm mostly off the good stuff right now for this very reason.

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6f560350ec191c302a27573c3a81ece1

(220)

on May 02, 2012
at 10:40 AM

I want to stop my coffee habit - I've read it can decrease insulin sensitivity and work against what you're trying to achieve with a Paleo diet. Though I agree that if you are eating the traditional SAD there are plenty of other things to give up first!

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Feb3ec454129bb3c5f13a6c58e16cbaf

on May 02, 2012
at 04:11 AM

Low salt diet => feel weak => drink Coffee for energy. Low carb diet => feel weak => drink Coffee for energy.

8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on May 02, 2012
at 05:16 AM

Coffee has less to do with how I feel and more that it is a habit. But a tasty one!

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(1801)

on May 02, 2012
at 01:56 PM

@Lisa It depends - Low carb/salt ABSOLUTELY gives me low energy.

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(1478)

on May 02, 2012
at 04:47 AM

this makes no sense to me. Low carb/low salt does not mean low energy.

Cccb899526fb5908f64176e0a74ed2d9

(2801)

on May 02, 2012
at 08:56 AM

Alternative: raise carbs, raise sodium?

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8292546789ca48c32ead34c6e884d059

on May 02, 2012
at 03:58 AM

Because I want my AM vice and my PM vice. Coffee and Alcohol, respectively. I have enough modern crap that I want a little modern relief. Most days, I'm happy if I see the sun for 15 minutes. But I got to bring home the nitrate free bacon....

On a tangent... I know animals will eat fermented fruit. Do other animals eat coffee beans or other caffeinated products?

87b7d250ea30415ed4c1afd809f4053f

(968)

on May 08, 2012
at 11:47 AM

There is a little rat type animal (civit?) in Indonesia that eats the coffee beans, and when they come out the other end, the outer shell of the coffee has been digested, and what's left is washed (I hope) and served as Kopi Luwak. So I guess they must like it or they wouldn't eat it? Just a bit of trivia :)

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on August 13, 2012
at 03:44 PM

I don't personally drink coffee as I have no need, the only time I drank coffee was when I was 15 and liked to do dumb stuff, and took my first swig of coffee in a takaway cup. To mimic those adding sugar to their coffee (and as an excuse to OD on sugar) I added 1/4 cup of sugar to the coffee. Boy did it give me the RUSHES! Although the second cup was too much for me to handle and had to dump it out. From then and on, no more coffee for me.

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on May 08, 2012
at 07:02 AM

Its not the coffee thats the problem,its the milk and sugar most on here put in it. I doubt they will admit that though. Im fortunate not to need coffee and only ever have it when on a long fast and black.

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on May 02, 2012
at 03:27 PM

Can someone please tell me why everyone here seems to down so much coffee everyday..?

Because some people just like it and others havn't got their diet and/or sleep just right, so they need a boost.

I had a couple of sips of Café Caleta a few days ago, at the house warming of a place I had done some of the construction on. Café Caleta is coffee (obviously), brandy (I think?) and fruit. Maybe some other things. They made it in a large saucepan and set light to it. I don't drink coffee or alcohol but I had two sips just to be polite and to see what it tasted like. I didn't like it. It hit me quite hard a few minutes later. What a lightweight! LOL.

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on May 02, 2012
at 01:10 PM

1) Habit

I've narrowed my beverages down to water, coffee, and occasional unsweetened tea (only at restaurants). My everyday rhythms at times just guide me towards a cup of coffee.

2) Confusion

Is coffee good for me or bad for me? There's so much conflicting research, I just don't know. Consequently, I just can't get revved up mentally to eliminate it "because it's bad for me" like I could with soft drinks. (BTW, I drink coffee black, so the question of dairy and sugar doesn't come into play.)

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on November 27, 2012
at 06:25 PM

Try organo gold and ull know the reason :) http://mycapturepage.com/cp23.php?id=470

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