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Ditching coffee - Need an alternative

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  • #16
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    • #17
      Great news Bisous, thank you, I have my coffee with cream and no sugar, best way to enjoy it imho


      • #18
        I heard that it can cause cortisol in the system, and there has been research to back it up, I just don't remember where i read the informaiton.


        • #19
          Causes cortisol release because it's a stimulant, but if you are taking caffeine in between the hours of 6am-2pm, when cortisol is highest, your body is much more likely to be able to adapt to the added stress. Same thing with working out.

          Not saying buck wild, just a little advice on how to manipulate it.
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          • #20
            If you really want to give it up, I suggest Teeccino as a true brewed coffee alternative. It does have some barley in it, but I don't know how un-Primal that would be since you're not really ingesting it, just brewing it. Here are the ingredients for the Java flavor:

            Roasted organic carob, organic barley, chicory, organic chicory, almonds, organic dates, natural coffee flavor, organic figs.

            It's already slightly sweet from the dates and figs, so no need to sweeten further. I love it.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Bisous View Post
              There was a study a couple of years ago that showed that coffee increased insulin resistance by 40% - when combined with refined carbohydrates. The good news is I was perusing the journal of clinical nutrition this morning and found another study that showed no insulin resistance or blood sugar nastiness with caffeine/coffee and cream (no sugar)
              You can make a study say anything. Ignore the conclusion unless you've read the study design to see how valid their finding actually is.
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              • #22
                I'm drinking some fine Green Mountain dark roast right now. Yum!


                • #23
                  Sipping some Sumatran Dark roast, black of course.


                  • #24
                    I read recently that coffee in moderation (2-3 cups per day) is not unhealthy.

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