Is Coffee actually good for us?

Is Coffee actually good for us?

Is Coffee actually good for us? Should we be drinking the stuff?

Should I be drinking Coffee?

How was the universe created? Is the world flat? Did Dean cheat on Tracey with Davina?! Age old questions we as humans have asked for centuries. Oh, and there just so happens to be one more to add to this list. The question I most often get asked by new members of my Program!

Is Coffee actually good for us? Or is it causing me harm when undertaking a healthier lifestyle like my Luke Hines 10 Online Program?

I start my day with a coffee without doubt, I love the stuff. But with each cup am I actually preventing myself from reaching incredible health results? Let’s take a closer look at why I believe Coffee is so incredible for your meals, mindset and moves.

1. It’s a positive ritual to start your day. 

It’s improtant we have something we enjoy to do each day, and for me, the act of getting and sitting down with a coffee whether it be at home with my dog or at a cafe people watching, it’s a positive ritual in my life I very much look forward to. And because we are healthier when we are happier, it’s important to celebrate the things we love in life. So if you love the ritual, get into a positive mindset by really being present and enjoy that moment in your day.

2. It can aid being Keto (Find out more about Keto here).

As I touched on earlier in the week (click here) fasting is a fantastic way to enter or remain in a state of ketosis. Studies have shown that consuming black coffee actually assists and improves entering and maintaining a state of ketosis. Especially when enjoyed like my PowerUp Mind and Body Brew below.

3. Coffee actually increases your fat-burning potential.

Earlier in the week we discovered that fasting can promote ketosis, along with celebrating a low carb healthy fat eating approach. So add a cup of the black stuff into the mix and we’ve got the fat burning benefits of fasting combined with the fat mobilisation benefits of coffee.

4. Improved Blood sugar regulation and insulin sensitivity.

It’s no secret that fasting improves our insulin sensitivity and blood sugar regulation. Coffee has a similar affect in that over time it improves our insulin sensitivity, helping us to better manage our blood sugar levels, whilst reducing cravings, increasing our focus and improving our mood.

What to watch out for:

Don’t forget the over consumption of coffee can lead to adrenal issues, dehydration and hormonal imbalances. So if you’re having any of these symptoms or have issues with your thyroid, best to stick to delicious herbal teas.

So as with most things, moderation is the key here. My sweet spot is no more than two a day, but for many, just one does the trick. And you might be wondering how best to enjoy it?

Here is my definitive list of best ways to enjoy coffee:

1. In the form of my PowerUp Mind and Body Brew as per recipe below.

2. If not as above, organic, black and sweetener free.

3. If you MUST add anything, let it be house/ home made nut based milk. Most store bought nut milks contain toxic seeds oils, sugars and thickeners. Nut milk should simply be nuts, filtered water and some salt.

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Power Up Mind and Body Brew

  • Ingredients

    SERVES 1

    250ml black organic coffee (I go a double shot long black)
    1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of Luke Hines MCT Keto Tonic
    1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon of ghee, grass-fed butter or coconut cream

  • Method

    Combine all ingredients in a blender and blitz until well combined, frothy and creamy.

    Pour into your environmentally friendly Keep Cup and enjoy.

    Note: Start with a tsp of the MCT and Ghee and work your way up to higher amounts as you become more fat adapted.

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