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Delicious Keto Organic Coffee Recipe

Over half of all Americans – a whooping 62 percent – drink coffee every day, up from 57 percent in 2016. Coffee drinking has long been viewed as an acquired habit with the main benefit being a quick energy boost to help one wake-up and/or get through the day. Fortunately this view is now shifting toward the actual great health benefits of coffee as they continue to be uncovered. With all these health benefits and more, this KETO organic coffee recipe is a hit with even the most discerning coffee connoisseur. Just a quick reminder. Be sure to keep in mind that coffee beans are one of the most heavily pesticide sprayed crops in the world. So if you are drinking even just one daily cup of coffee, be sure to purchase organic coffee. 8 Health Benefits of Daily Coffee Increases Colon Cancer Survival. Coffee has been connected to a lower risk type 2 diabetes. Two cups of coffee per day was associated with a 43 percent reduced risk of liver cancer. Coffee may significantly cut the risk of Parkinson’s disease. Unknown ingredient in coffee interacts with the caffeine to help protect you from Alzheimer’s disease. Drinking coffee is associated with less severe liver fibrosis, lower lev Continue reading >>

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  1. Simon

    I want to lose weight.
    I have signed up to DailyBurn to keep track of my weight with weekly weigh ins.
    I was confused over the different diets available (Atkins and Paleo were top runners up), so have decided to start off with just trying to adopt a low-carb diet and see how it impacts my weight.
    I see friends 2-3 times a week, and we commonly end up hitting some bars.
    (This is fun and I would like to continue this)
    I am not a fan of beer, but do like a whiskey and coke.
    At the weekend, I switched to using Diet Coke/Coke Zero as it has significantly lower carbs/sugars than regular cola.
    However - im sure there must be negative consequences from drinking these diet drinks?
    What impact do diet drinks have on a low carb diet?

  2. Berin Loritsch

    As the link you provided mentioned, diet drinks are able to remain sweet due to the artificial sweeteners. Those same artificial sweeteners are used in many diet oriented food products as well (check out Walden Farms products). That said, there are differences in how bad the different sweeteners are, or how much we know about their long term effects.
    As the answer from Yahoo alluded to, aspartame is one of products we know has bad properties. The more "en vogue" sweeteners like splenda (sucralose) and stevia are "less bad" than aspartame. That doesn't mean they are great either. I recommend looking at the Mayo Clinic article on artificial sweeteners for an overview.
    That said:
    There was a study that said that diet sodas can actually make you fatter--which had to do with psychological factors. This article has an alternative view.
    You mentioned mixing alcohol with your diet soda: Alcohol will affect your diet. It's best to lay off alcohol while losing weight.
    My weight loss center was entirely against diet sodas because they made your body more acidic, and as a result more susceptible to getting sick. I'm not sure if that claim was pseudo science or not, but the Self Nutrition Data site has an inflammatory index which is measuring the same concept. According to the data there, diet coke and diet Pepsi have no impact on the inflammatory index.
    Diet drinks, and most sodas, coffee, and tea contain caffeine. Caffeine is a diuretic if consumed in large enough quantities. Combined with the sodium content (see next paragraph) you can be thirstier after you drink the soda than before. Many people drink diet sodas in sufficient quantity for it to become a diuretic.
    The last potentially bad thing from excess diet sodas is Sodium content. Coke zero seems to have fairly low sodium (30mg / 8oz of product) versus diet coke which has (40mg / 8oz of product). That said. most people drink large amounts of this, with serving sizes ranging between 16-48oz of soda. The sodium content at that point becomes a significant amount to worry about. High sodium levels are linked to hypertension (high blood pressure) as well as water retention.
    At the end of the day, Water is still the ultimate diet drink. It helps you process protein better, it won't leave you dehydrated.
    So, someone brought to my attention a study that suggests that artificial sweeteners raise blood sugar more than regular sugar (ref). The proposed mechanism has to do with the artificial sweeteners affecting the microbial gut bacteria. The article was an interesting read, but we can't exclude the last page which talks about the criticisms of the study. The bottom line is summed up nicely in the article:
    “By no means do we believe that, based on the results of this study, we are prepared to make recommendations on the use and dosage of artificial sweeteners,” Segal said.
    Elinav did say, though, that their findings have spurred him to stop using artificial sweeteners in his coffee.
    He doesn’t use sugar, either. “I think we must stress that by no means are we saying sugary drinks are healthy,” Elinav said. (quoted from article)

  3. Josh

    There is a lot of misinformation and fear being spread about sodas of all kinds.
    Really, drinking diet soda should not have any effect on a low carb diet for most people.
    There are 0 calories diet soda.
    Diet soda is 99.8% water (Can't link to USDA reference site due to government shutdown)
    The main risks from diet soda are
    Tooth enamel decay
    Bone loss
    Both of these are due to the phosphoric acid. Not drinking an excessive amount, practicing good dental hygiene and getting sufficient amounts of calcium can alleviate these risks.
    There was a study done in Texas, observing people over a period of time that showed that the people who drank soda were more likely to gain weight than the people who did not. These studies were observational only, so they were unable to show cause.
    WebMD has more information: Diet Sodas Cause Weight Gain? Not so Fast
    Probably the thing you will hear most is health risks associated with aspartame. What essentially happened was that a study done on rats was picked up by the media and reported as aspartame causing cancer in people.
    That study was later debunked, and there are no studies linking aspartame as the cause of any harmful health condition, in the amounts served with diet soda. Wikipedia has a good summary on the aspartame controversy.
    In short, it's fine to drink, especially if you live a healthy lifestyle.

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