Coffee or Tea?

Which is better?  

First of all, I will begin by saying both can have a place in the Paleo Lifestyle.

No cream and sugar, of course, but a dark black doppio or a calming green sencha are completely acceptable.

Both tea and coffee are good sources of antioxidants and both, of course, are natural sources of caffeine.   Interestingly, though, green tea also contains L-theanine, an amino acid compound which has been studied for its calming effects on the nervous system, which some argue makes tea the more balanced option.

And what about quantity?

This can vary a lot from person to person.  Some clients are so sensitive to caffeine that they avoid both green tea and coffee at all costs, while others report that they like to have an espresso after dinner and do not feel it compromises their ability to fall into a deep, restful sleep.

Generally speaking, I’d suggest using common sense and keeping it in moderation.   Rely on water as your main source of hydration and in the event you begin to feel a need for that morning cup of Java, let that be a red flag that there could be something going on with your physiology that needs to be addressed.

Though legal, it is still a drug and as such, we can absolutely become dependent on it.  Try not to do that.