All right! So 2nd episode of Tea Time Tuesday today and instead of tea this time we’re gonna be enjoying a coffee together, as promised! Now I just wanted to take a quick second to say that your comments and your support in the last Tea Time Tuesday video meant more than you could possibly know, so thank you. and I thought today would be rather fitting if we chatted a little bit about coffee I’m a really inconsistent coffee drinker. I go without it for weeks sometimes. I think more often I might enjoy a cup a day, maybe two but back in my university days, man I used to have like 4 to 6 cups easily, sometimes to get myself through exam weeks It’s always been really intriguing for me to read the mixed messages that are out there about coffee You know. Is it healthy? Or is it unhealthy? And generally I just feel like any time that there’s controversy with anything nutrition related It’s probably because there’s some truth to both sides of the story So on the one hand coffee does have some disadvantages So for example it can increase blood pressure, It’s been linked with insomnia which might not be a surprise It can decrease our body’s ability to absorb certain nutrients like zinc and iron, so if you’re someone who’s taking supplements, you might want to avoid taking it with your coffee And I think that sometimes coffee just gets a really bad rap because of the amount of sugar and cream people can add to it sometimes But on the flip side there are also benefits to coffee Aside from it just being comforting for a lot of people, it also can help us be more alert when we need it and it’s also been linked with decreasing the risk of certain kinds of diseases and some major cancers as well So if you want to make sure that you’re getting some of the potential health benefits while decreasing the risk of some of those disadvantages you just want to make sure that you’re limiting your coffee intake to about 2 to 3 cups per day But what does that mean? Because coffee cups come in all different shapes and sizes? So when looking at these cups, which cup size do you think I’m talking about? So I’m talking about a cup size that looks like this – like the one you’re enjoying so about two hundred and fifty milliliters Not like the cup sizes you can get at Starbucks, which the largest one, which looks something like this That’s about two cups right there already Now if you’re someone who feels like you maybe drink a little bit too much coffee and you’re looking to decrease your intake we have some tips for you in the coffee article on a blog so we’ll leave that link below There’s also a lot more information about caffeine in general in that post So feel free to check it out if you want to learn more Now I have a question for you Do you think that coffee is dehydrating? Contrary to popular belief, it’s actually not. Cause when you drink coffee, it doesn’t cause you to lose more water than the amount of water that was in that coffee that you drink so it’s not dehydrating, but it’s not necessarily as hydrating as something like water So I think we now know why there’s so many arguments for and against coffee right? It’s a really hot topic But generally speaking, coffee is not bad for us so long as it’s consumed in moderation But now I’m curious to know are you somebody who even enjoys coffee, or are you a tea person? Or do you like both? Or neither? Let me know by sharing in the comments if you enjoyed our quality time together Be sure to hit that thumbs up button It always means a lot when you do and thank you! For enjoying this here cup of coffee with me or whatever it is you chose to enjoy today And until next time, hope you have an awesome week!