For some, waking up without a hot cup of coffee is no less than a nightmare. But, no matter how much we love coffee, it must be known that the brew comes with its shares of drawbacks.
So, is coffee good for you? “It depends,” Simrun Chopra, a nutritionist and coach, wrote on Instagram.
According to her, you should avoid coffee if you are a slow metaboliser, which means it is difficult for you to process coffee.
“If you can’t fall asleep after having coffee then it indicates that you are a slow metaboliser,” she added. In this case, avoid coffee post 3 pm, she suggested, and limit your coffee intake to a maximum of once a day.
Simrun advises avoiding coffee:
*If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
*On an empty stomach
*If you are struggling with anxiety; in fact, avoid all caffeinated beverages and instead opt for decaffeinated varieties.
Talking about people who are fast metabolisers, she wrote, “If you can go to sleep after drinking coffee you are a fast metaboliser. In this case, you can use it to your advantage.”
As per her, black coffee is a great pre-workout drink and has multiple health benefits. However, she suggested consuming not more than 400mg of caffeine a day. This includes everything with caffeine in it.
“I would recommend sticking to 2 cups of coffee a day,” she wrote in her post.