HEALTH & COFFEE PT. FOUR
The following is a synopsis of a more thorough blog post on this subject by our own food science expert and registered dietician @base_julep. This is part four of an eight-part series.
Among the numerous problems arising from clickbait culture is the issue of distortion of scientific information. Let’s check in briefly on a few coffee-related health trends, born of the 24-hour news cycle, that don’t quite stand up to scientific scrutiny.
Green coffee extract, an antioxidant-rich product derived from unroasted coffee beans, was featured on the Dr. Oz show with the quote, “this little bean has scientists saying they found the magic weight loss cure for every body type”. What it actually did was put Dr. Oz in front of the FTC for false advertising and force the company to settle 9 million dollar lawsuit.
Bulletproof coffee is blended with grass-fed butter or coconut oil to provide medium chain triglycerides that supposedly jumpstart metabolism and increase energy. MCTs might be an interesting calorie source because they don’t get processed like regular fat, but the claims that they should be melted into coffee or that they should replace carbohydrates cannot be substantiated.
Finally, low mycotoxin coffee is meant to avoid any negative health effects resulting from the growth of harmful mold, however, several studies have recommended discontinuing this line of research. It seems that after roasting and brewing there aren’t mycotoxins to be found.
To learn more about coffee fads and trends, or to see our references, check out the full blog post - link in bio. Happy drinking!
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