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Forgive me if this has already been addressed, I did have a look around and didn't see any mention of coffee anywhere... but my question is this: does anyone know if coffee pushes vitamin A out of the liver and/or into/out of fat tissue to be eliminated? I only ever drink coffee periodically but I notice when I do I usually feel worse, only since being on a low A diet. It feels like I get heavy detox symptoms, as if all my tissues are filling up with water... but then it always disappears, this extra weight, after a few hours or a day. I really enjoy a coffee now and then but I'm feeling afraid to drink it which really sucks. Thoughts anyone?

I'm drinking coffee, a little bit each day.  I've had people tell me that it does interfere a bit with detoxing A, so I try not to go overboard.  I don't think it has any A actually IN it.  I try to keep it to just morning so that the rest of the day can go on as normal.

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I also suspect caffeine has a part to play in my health. For instance, if I was to drink a cup of strong brewed coffee on an empty stomach it will cause me to get a bit wheezy and some joint inflammation. With food I am ok but limit myself to 1 a day.  It will pass in about an hour. Not sure if it is Vit A related.

Following up with this... has anyone found that coffee helps with detox? Thanks. 

I've been back and forth on it... don't think it´s a big deal. I go by cravings these days, 1-2 cups seems to be the sweet spot. If I go 3 days or more without, I always begin craving it again. I also sleep better with coffee than without, and overall feel better. So I've chosen not to overthink it 🙂 

Coffee enemas are very powerful for detoxing liver..

Quote from leap7 on March 25, 2020, 9:30 pm

Following up with this... has anyone found that coffee helps with detox? Thanks. 

Coffee puts stress on the ALDH system, due to its aldehyde content, so it is advised to lower consumption while detoxing.  But like @pinetreefire mentioned go with how you feel, but don't drink a pot per day 😉

 

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There is a much better caffeinated beverage, Red Bull. Caffeine is unhealthy and I dislike coffee but Red Bull has lower amounts of caffeine than coffee and contains two key VA antidotes, riboflavin and taurine. Taurine is a scientifically proven VA antidote. I'm not suggesting to drink it every day though...

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167450106800907

I was thinking about a coffee addict I knew who seemed almost "dyed brown" by coffee. Coffee stains things, including teeth, right?    But the brown isn't from a pigment, right?  An lazy google search brought up the pointer above.  Coffee beans  (which are seeds) are naturally green (oops).  Not white LOL.  Alert the media.  We don't really eat many green things here. 

Now, I kind of thought that coffee's color was mostly from the browning effect of roasting.    What is this magical new color that comes from roasting?    Is it a pigment?  I guess we'd have to start with "what is a pigment"?  And also we'd need to ask ourselves "what is so bad about things that color things".

This weekend I drank a dark porter, and it made me wonder in the same sort of manner.   A porter is dark because of the browning effect on the sugars right?    It sure is dark.  Does this browning effect create something that isn't "good"?   (good meaning healthful)

I sure love caramel (burned sugar basically), but I've seen people on the web say they are allergic to caramel color.  That's interesting.

I've also switched to white wine lately, LOL.   (red wine being another food that is very colorful and has been known to stain people's teeth)

The Everything Guide to Roasting Your Own Coffee Beans - Longevity  Warehouse Blog

Quote from lil chick on January 20, 2021, 8:19 am

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0167450106800907

I was thinking about a coffee addict I knew who seemed almost "dyed brown" by coffee. Coffee stains things, including teeth, right?    But the brown isn't from a pigment, right?  An lazy google search brought up the pointer above.  Coffee beans  (which are seeds) are naturally green (oops).  Not white LOL.  Alert the media.  We don't really eat many green things here. 

Now, I kind of thought that coffee's color was mostly from the browning effect of roasting.    What is this magical new color that comes from roasting?    Is it a pigment?  I guess we'd have to start with "what is a pigment"?  And also we'd need to ask ourselves "what is so bad about things that color things".

This weekend I drank a dark porter, and it made me wonder in the same sort of manner.   A porter is dark because of the browning effect on the sugars right?    It sure is dark.  Does this browning effect create something that isn't "good"?   (good meaning healthful)

I sure love caramel (burned sugar basically), but I've seen people on the web say they are allergic to caramel color.  That's interesting.

I've also switched to white wine lately, LOL.   (red wine being another food that is very colorful and has been known to stain people's teeth)

The Everything Guide to Roasting Your Own Coffee Beans - Longevity  Warehouse Blog

I did some research on this a while ago. Don't have the papers on hand but what I found out was that (seemingly) arabica beans have very little carotenoids, and robusta coffee beans have signiticantly more carotenoids.

Personally I think coffee is absolutely fine (at least arabica coffee). I think thinking about the detoxification systems is a distraction and a waste of effort, you'll feel much better by just minimizing carotenoid intake instead rather than eating for the ALDH system or whatever. At least that's my experience.

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