Does coffee cause inflammation for rheumatoid arthritis patients?

Thank you for welcoming me to this group! I am trying to cut out inflammatory foods and was wondering if anyone has problems with coffee?

Cathy Key
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Some of us do, other like me don't. I drink only 1 cup in the morning expresso Cuban, with a tad of coconut milk and coconut sugar. I also do almond milk. If I want to drink twice a day I get half a cup in the morning and other half before 3-4pm. If not I alternate coffee and spiced green tea.
Don't over do it, I only do coffee because in MY case the benefits outweights the bads.
But still I don't abuse it.

Jose Maxwell
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Thank you! I love my coffee so much but I feel it sometimes adds to my inflammation. I'll have to figure out how much is too much. Right now I have 3 1/3 cafs and that's still too much

Cathy Key 3 years

I only do a 6oz. Expresso brew... But still 6oz of Cuban expresso is a lot of caffeine... On other note I weight 265 pounds.

Jose Maxwell 3 years

Jose Pier I guess everyone reacts differently. I used to have no problem with coffee but am very sensitive to it now

Cathy Key 3 years

Coffee doesn't bother me. I don't drink it often but when I do I get it with almond milk. I'm a sucker for unhealthy Starbucks frappacinos

Justine Sheldon
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I'm ok with it

Shantel Valenzuela
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It doesn't bother me, I drink one cup in the morning with coconut milk and raw honey.

Ginger Dickens
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Caffeine, creamer(sugar) and milk(dairy) can be triggers

Janely Knight
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I love my coffee with cream

Cathy Key 3 years

Welcome!

Kristen Boudreaux
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Thank you

Cathy Key 3 years

I have not stopped drinking coffee, it does not affect my RA, but sometimes it does my stomach. I tried to quit the other day, but then felt sad, so have not yet.

Kristen Boudreaux
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Ya I know what you mean. Sometimes my coffee is the best part of my day! I think I just need to drink less

Cathy Key 3 years

Same! I have given up so many foods, I look forward to it too!

Kristen Boudreaux 3 years

Coffee is the main reason I get out of bed.

Jose Maxwell 3 years

Jose Pier Me too!

Cathy Key 3 years

It's so hard for me to give up coffee; I have one organic cup each morning, black, no sugar, and let me tell you, I used to love my lattes and a tsp of sugar in my regular coffee. It's hard getting used to coffee without sugar, but I swear I couldn't stand the withdrawal and headaches and fatigue if I gave it up. Even though it may inflame me, although I'm not sure, I have given up so many foods that I can't bear to give up my one cup a day.

Marlene Sykes
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I absolutely agree

Cathy Key 3 years

Yes, and I need to quit it

Lina Major
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Some people are in denial, and don't want to give it up

Lina Major
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That's me

Cathy Key 3 years

I don't think coffee causes inflammation for me, but it does seem to have other effects (sensitive stomach, dehydration, etc). I go through phases with how much coffee I drink, but one cup seems to fine.

Lauren Zavala
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I think that's my limit too but I love my afternoon cup

Cathy Key 3 years

For sure. What I can/should have and what I DO have don't always align

Lauren Zavala 3 years

Yes, seeds, nuts, and beans can all be inflammatory unfortunately!

Rachel Burns
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I think I'll just cut back, I'm so addicted

Cathy Key 3 years

It's so hard to give it up! I've switched to black tea.

Rachel Burns 3 years

That's fantastic

Cathy Key 3 years

It bothered me until I started ordering organic, sustainable coffee. I use honey and organic cream or coconut oil. For me, it seems to have worked. I have issues with chemicals. I've grown up in farm country and I think all the pesticides, herbicides, etc. Have had a huge effect on many of us.

Julee Villegas
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julee, have you heard about the iodine bromine thing? İf not look into the iodine protocol.

Bee Welch 3 years

Absolutely!

Cathy Key 3 years

Thank you. My chiro/naturopath put me on iodine drops years ago and I did not know why. I have begun to retrace those steps. I will do this now.

Julee Villegas 3 years

My integrative dr put me on a thyroid support (herbs of gold brand) and warned me I may get little pimply things as the iodine pushes the bromides out of the receptors... Sure did. Nothing awful but it's consistent. Bro mines are in all kinds of modern foods and furnishings and are iodine receptor blockers - kind of the bad guy stopping the good guy from getting in to do their job. I've also heard boron is important.

Bee Welch 3 years

bee , I've been chasing links on this this morning. This seems to resonate with me. Thanks again. I know that iodine is used (and kept on hand by preppers) for heavy detoxing so, that makes sense.

Julee Villegas 3 years

Not me either nope it the drink of the gods and I'm glad I don't have to give it up

Charlee Reagan
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