Revealing Here the Pretty and Ugly Facts about Caffeine

 

Revealing Here the Pretty and Ugly Facts about Caffeine - Is your morning coffee an ok option on your healthy eating plan? Is coffee really bad for you or is it actually good? Read on here to find out about the pretty and ugly facts about caffeine.
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Is your morning coffee an ok option on your healthy eating plan? Is coffee really bad for you or is it actually good?

 

I get these questions about coffee and health all the time and as a coffee drinker myself, it is smart to take a look at both the good and the bad.

 

Now, I’m not here to tell you that coffee is good for you. If I did, I would be telling only the good side of the story and I’m no politician.

 

I am here to give you the good and the bad and tell you how you can incorporate your favorite coffee or tea into your healthy meal plan.

 

The Ugly Facts about Caffeine

 

Most coffee and tea contains a lot of caffeine. This is usually the primary reason people make coffee their drink of choice in the morning. Caffeine is a drug like any other and comes with a long list of side effects.

 

Have you ever tried not having your coffee in the morning? Yeah, pass the Excedrin, right? The headache that comes on when you try and kick this habit can be brutal (just like with other drugs) and creating a dependency and addiction like this is harmful to the body.

 

Second, coffee is extremely acidic. Our bodies function at optimum levels when they are slightly more alkaline (the opposite of acidic). This means your blood must maintain a pH of approximately 7.4 for optimum health and performance.

 

It is best for us to greatly reduce any foods that will drive our body’s pH to be more acidic and eat more foods that are alkaline (like fruits and veggies).

 

To maintain health, the diet should consist of 60% alkaline forming foods and 40% acid forming foods.  To restore health, the diet should consist of 80% alkaline forming foods and 20% acid forming foods. Also, an alkaline body has a much stronger immune system, making illness much less likely.

 

Here is a list of Alkaline Foods, especially High Alkaline Foods:

 

  • Examples of Alkalizing Vegetables:Beets, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Kale, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Peppers, Spinach

 

  • Examples of Alkalizing Fruits:Apple, Banana, Berries, Cantaloupe, Grapes, Melon, Lemon, Orange, Peach, Pear, Watermelon

 

  • Alkalizing Protein:Almonds, Chestnuts, Tofu

 

  • Alkalizing Spices:Cinnamon, Curry, Ginger, Mustard, Sea Salt

 

 

An acidic body pH is like a magnet for all kinds of illnesses. For the sake of your health, you should avoid the following 7 highest acidic foods

 

  • Cola/Soft Drinks
  • Ice Cream
  • Sugar
  • Hydrogenated and Partially Hydrogenated Fats/Trans Fats
  • Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
  • Yeast
  • Sweeteners

 

Last but not least, the caffeine in coffee and tea is an abuse to your adrenal glands. Your adrenals release your “fight or flight” hormones basically giving you a nice “boost” when needed.

 

Unfortunately, people who drink coffee all day long are consistently beating on their adrenals. This is the equivalent of whipping a tired horse even when he is exhausted. Eventually he will not move at all.

 

Click HERE for a List of Acid/Alkaline Forming Foods

 

The Pretty Facts about Caffeine

 

Coffee tastes oh so yummy and makes me feel great in the morning. (What? Is that not a good enough reason to drink it?)

 

Many studies have shown that coffee can help in the prevention and treatment of diseases and illnesses as varied as Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, liver disease, skin cancer, Parkinson’s disease and more.

 

Although, I don’t believe coffee would be the cure all to any of these diseases, many ancient cultures did rely on the coffee bean to cure a long list of ailments. Not to mention, small doses of caffeine can increase performance and mental focus.

 

Green tea is also a great drink to include with a long list of benefits. If nothing else, green tea is a wonderful source of antioxidants which are important in cancer prevention.

 

Green tea has even been found to raise metabolism and aid in fat burning. Before you go take a green tea bath, its effects are really minor when compared to the effects of sound nutrition and exercise plans.

 

Now that I’ve said that, don’t think you can eat junk food and just wash it down with green tea!

 

Watch this Video HERE – Truth about Coke, Coffee & Caffeine Facts

 

What is a coffee and tea drinker to do?

 

  1. Limit your coffee and tea intake to 2 — 8 oz cups per day. No, not 2 of each, 2 total. Any more than that is considered as a heavy addict. (I know. I’ve been there.)

 

  1. If you are currently dependent on a lot of caffeine each day, replace 1 or 2 cups of coffee with green tea instead. Green tea has much less caffeine than coffee and will help combat the ugly detox symptoms.

 

  1. Do not jack up your coffee with sugar, milk, syrup and whip cream (So I guess that means no Starbucks, huh?). Use stevia or xylitol to sweeten and avoid all the empty, harmful calories. A teaspoon of half and half won’t hurt either.

 

Please oh please, do not use any of those flavored creamers. They are closer to someone’s chemistry experiment than they are to real food.

 

  1. Make sure to make your food choices healthy. Avoiding other acidic foods like sugar, artificial sweeteners and processed foods will lighten the acid load on the body.

 

  1. Make sure the coffee you drink is organic. Conventional coffee is filled with pesticides and chemicals and should be avoided at all costs.

 

There is no need to give up your morning coffee but it is important to drink the right types of coffee, without the added unhealthy extras and, as with most things, in moderation.

 

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Revealing HERE are 5 Worst Foods for Breakfast

 

Revealing HERE are 5 Worst Foods for Breakfast - Read on here to find out about the 5 worst foods for breakfast and 3 best foods for breakfast.
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Your alarm clock went off 30 minutes ago. You’re showered, dressed and now ready for some breakfast to fill your empty tummy.

But wait!

 

Don’t just grab whatever sounds good or whatever you can scarf down the fastest to get out the door. It’s important to choose your morning foods wisely, as what you eat now can very much impact your energy levels, focus, and even your mood in the mid-morning hours to come.

 

So before you raid the fridge, browse through the cheat sheet below. It’s filled with foods you should most definitely steer clear of, as well as three in which to indulge.

 

The 5 Worst Foods for Breakfast

 

  1. Muffins

 

A muffin seems like a sensible choice, especially compared to a doughnut or Danish. But a muffin is really a breakfast “wolf” hiding in sheep’s clothing — especially if it’s store-bought.

 

Most store-bought muffins are giant, which means they can sometimes contain over 600 calories. And for those calories, you’re not getting any protein or healthy fat to keep you satiated. No.

 

Instead you’re getting refined carbs like white or wheat flour and sugar — the very recipe for a growling stomach in about an hour … plus weight gain in the long term.

 

By the way, don’t fall for the “bran” muffin trap either. Even these seemingly healthy muffins are typically far too high in sugar and calories to be any benefit to your health. If you want fiber, eat some fresh veggies instead.

 

  1. Cereal

 

We know it’s a beloved favorite, but that bowl of honey-nut o’s, sweetened flakes or crispy rice is not going to keep you full, and worse, it will send your blood sugar on a rollercoaster ride that ends with you yawning at your desk, barely able to keep your eyes open.

 

Most cereals are empty calories, simple carbs and sugar, disguised as a “healthy” breakfast choice. Don’t be fooled. Some of the most popular cereals are more than 50 percent sugar, by weight, and easily contain more sugar than a Twinkie or three chocolate chip cookies!

 

  1. Bagels

 

Would you sit down and eat four slices of bread? Probably not! Well a bagel from a bagel chain is often the equivalent of four servings of bread … as in, a truckload of simple carbs that your body will quickly convert into sugar (i.e. your mid-morning energy crash is guaranteed).

 

Many also contain added sugar — and even those that claim to be made from “whole grains” are usually mostly white flour with a bit of whole grain added in for good measure.

 

  1. Pancakes

 

Pancakes are mostly refined flour, with some milk, eggs and butter mixed in. Even under the best circumstances (i.e., they’re homemade), they’re a source of simple carbs that will cause your blood sugar and insulin levels to spike and crash.

 

If you make them from a boxed mix or get them at a fast-food restaurant, you can expect them to contain more sugar and some even contain disease-causing trans fats.

 

Of course, virtually nobody eats pancakes without syrup, which is a synonym for “corn syrup and sugar.” Even the 100% maple varieties are really just another form of sugar.

 

  1. Doughnuts

 

There is really nothing redeeming about a doughnut, other than, perhaps, it’s taste. But when you get down to the nitty-gritty, a doughnut is a mix of refined flour, sugar, and oils (probably partially hydrogenated oils, i.e. trans fats).

 

That sugary concoction is then fried and topped with more sugar in the form of frosting or glaze. If your only option to eat in the morning is doughnuts, you’re better off eating nothing at all.

 

Watch this Video HERE Top 6 Worst Foods for Breakfast & Healthy Alternatives for Nutrition & Weight Loss

 

 

The 3 Best Foods for Breakfast

 

We’ve covered what you shouldn’t eat, and now for the fun part: what you should …

 

  1. Organic Peanut Butter

 

Peanut butter can give you a quick protein boost to give you energy and keep you satisfied all morning long. A couple of tips: try spreading your peanut butter on apple or banana slices instead of bread, or add a tablespoon to a kefir smoothie.

 

Be sure to choose a natural brand with just peanuts (not added vegetable oils or sugar), and go organic, as peanuts tend to be a heavily pesticide-sprayed crop.

 

  1. Kefir

 

Kefir, a yogurt-like beverage made from fermented milk, is loaded with beneficial enzymes and bacteria that aid digestion and boost your immune system.

 

A natural energy booster, kefir can easily replace coffee or tea in the morning, and will provide your body with vitamins and minerals instead of simply caffeine. Kefir has a pleasant tart flavor, but you can sweeten it up naturally by adding in a handful of fresh berries or banana slices.

 

  1. Eggs

 

As an excellent source of both protein and fat, eggs will leave you feeling satisfied longer than a bagel or bowl of cereal ever could. Plus, they contain B vitamins like choline for your heart and brain (and reduced levels of inflammation) and naturally occurring antioxidants that benefit your eyes.

 

If you’re worried about your cholesterol, don’t be. The latest research has shown that eggs no not significantly impact cholesterol levels, and may, in fact, improve your cholesterol profile.

 

Plus, one study found that, compared to those who eat bagels, people who eat two eggs for breakfast lose 65 percent more weight and have higher energy levels!

 

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If you are suffering from any type of back pain, neck pain or sciatica, I urge you to learn more about this breakthrough new treatment. Click HERE to learn more