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Coffee. Is it good you? Is it bad for you?

Well, that depends on you. Coffee is full of polyphenol antioxidants that protect against free radical damage (a contributor to aging), may increase circulation and blood flow to the brain, may help make cells more insulin sensitive, can increase metabolism, and well, it tastes amazing.

HOWEVER, if you get jitters, need coffee to get through your day, or experience anxiety and nervousness regularly, it may be best to stay away from it or at least significantly reduce your daily intake. Additionally, some research indicates that drinking unfiltered coffee may increase your LDL (bad cholesterol).

Keeping caffeine consumption to 1-2 cups and during the first half of your day (until 2pm max) can also help with sleep quality and duration since caffeine can stay in your system for up to 12 hours. Additionally, drinking coffee with a meal or snack OR adding some healthy fats into it can help slow the release of caffeine into your bloodstream, giving you a calmer, steadier boost.

Hope you enjoy this easy, peasy cold brew!


  • 1 cup coarsely ground coffee

  • 4 cups filtered water

Soak ground coffee in water in a glass mason jar and store in your fridge for 12-24 hours. Strain coffee grounds through a cheesecloth or nut milk bag. Store the cold brew in a glass jar in the fridge for up to two weeks.

Tip: Finish off your cup with your favorite nut, grain, dairy or seed milk!