Is COFFEE healthy? - Dr. Mindy Pelz
May 14, 2016

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Is COFFEE healthy?

If there are two food habits no one wants to hear is bad for them, it's their morning coffee and the glass of wine at night. 

Today I want to talk about your morning cup of coffee (we'll deal with the glass of wine on another email).

For years, I have poured through the research to understand if coffee is harmful to our health. Many experts say, absolutely stay away, while others believe it increases your metabolism and makes you more mentally alert.

The most harmful effect that coffee has on your health is it destorys the good bacteria in your gut and can cause your hormones to go crazy. If you have been to any of my talks, I teach you how to deal with both of those imbalances. 

But the good news is Coffee has SOME nutritional qualities!

Here's what you need to know about to turn it from a harmful drink to a healthy drink.

1. Avoid Artificial Sweeteners And Refined Sugar

You may not think your Starbucks has a lot of sugar but here is an example - A salted caramel mocha contains 56 grams of sugar and a typical Frappuccino has over 66 grams of sugar. You may as well eat donuts for breakfast!

If you need to sweeten up your coffee, add a small amount of Stevia instead of ALL that sugar.

2. Avoid Artificial Creamers

Artificial creamers will kill you. I am not joking. Artificial creamers contain so many dangerous ingredients, like corn syrup solids and hydrogenated oils (trans fats). Even the FDA announced that trans fats are unfit for human consumption. 

Throw away your artificial creamer, IMMEDIATELY and start using real organic cream, or add MCT oil.

3. Only drink ORGANIC coffee

Always choose organic coffee beans. Coffee is the most heavily sprayed crop in the world
with pesticides. This is the one reason you will not see me in line at Starbucks. Starbucks coffee is packed with pesticides. Put that pesticide coffee hot in a bleached cup with a plastic lid, and you've got yourself a cup full of chemicals.

Confused about what I am talking about? Come to the toxins talk on March 10th and I'll explain more.

5. Add Coconut Oil and Grass fed butter to your Coffee

What??? Yep, adding good fats to your coffee can be really helpful to the brain and your metabolism. Coconut oil is loaded with healthy fats, specifically medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). These MCTs have been linked to improved weight loss in multiple scientific studies. Coconut oil will not only help you keep insulin levels low, it has SO many healing properties as well.

Not sure how to make buttered coffee? Be sure to like Dr. Mindy Pelz on Facebook as I will be posting Grass Fed Butter recipes there with videos showing how to make it.

Hope that helps. Enjoy your buttered organic coffee :)

Reach out if you need anything.

I'm cheering you on!

Dr. Mindy

Mindy Pelz
Mindy Pelz