I’m not sure where along the process caffeine got such a bad rap. I continue to see suggestions to avoid caffeinated products like coffee and tea.
I can understand if someone has adrenal fatigue and needs an IV directly from the coffee pot just to get started in the AM, but other than that the research is pretty soundly in favor of mild caffeine consumption.
This particular study looks at the ability of caffeine to protect against the free-radical-induced damage to the brain of rabbits that was consistent with Alzheimer’s dementia damage. They found that even low levels of caffeine were able to protect the brain.
At our office, we have an espresso machine at the office and I play the role of barista at lunch, creating mochas with a double shot of espresso, cinnamon, organic cocao and dark chocolate almond milk. Just recently switched to organic raw Ecuadorian cocoa…