Why You Should NEVER Have Milk With Your Coffee | Dr. Steven Gundry (2023)


If you drink your coffee with milk STOP because it can be ruining your health!

Are you a coffee lover who can't start the day without a creamy cup of Joe? Think again! In this episode, Dr. Gundry reveals why drinking coffee with milk may be jeopardizing your health. Get ready to discover the shocking truth about the potential risks lurking beneath that seemingly innocent blend.

Uncover the harmful effects that adding milk to your coffee can have on your well-being. From digestive issues to compromised nutrient absorption, we'll explore how the combination of these two popular beverages may not be the healthiest choice. Whether you're a casual coffee drinker or a devoted enthusiast, this video is a must-watch for anyone concerned about their health. Arm yourself with knowledge and make informed decisions about your daily caffeine fix.

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Foreign, you might think of a Milky, sugary frappe of some sort, you might think latte or cappuccino.

They're everywhere.

These days, if you think that's, normal, sorry, folks, you're wrong in most other areas, the world cultures actually get the benefits of coffee, because they don't add anything to it, including milk.

Now, there's, two reasons you're, actually drinking coffee, caffeine, that's probably obvious and the polyphenols in coffee, which may not be obvious now coffee because of the caffeine.

And because of the polyphenols helps uncouple your mitochondria and I've written an entire book about how important it is for your health to uncouple, your mitochondria, basically make your mitochondria work, less hard and tell your mitochondria to divide and make more of themselves to share the workload that's.

What uncoupling does and caffeine and the polyphenols in coffee are both great ways to do that.

The other recent evidence is that polyphenols are actually some of the favorite food of your gut Buddies and the more polyphenols that you add to your diet, the more diverse and happy your gut buddies become.

So polyphenols are actually a Prebiotic.

Now, unfortunately, when you add milk to your coffee, the proteins in milk bind to those polyphenols and they're, unfortunately, totally unavailable to feed your gut buddies.

They basically become worthless.

So what do you do? Well, let me give you an example of what not to do that's actually staring us in front of our faces.

There are several cultures that add milk to tea like the British and I trained in London for a year or so that is something they do.

And there are several cultures that do not like the Japanese and Chinese.

Now only the Japanese and Chinese actually get a benefit from the tea because the milk proteins have not bound up the polyphenols.

Sadly, the British have lousy longevity and the Japanese and Chinese have fantastic longevity.

And one of the factors is the fact that they're not binding the polyphenols in their teeth.

Sadly, it's even been shown that this affects blueberries that you mix into yogurt binding the blueberry polyphenols with the yogurt makes them.

Unfortunately useless.

Now some people will tell you that adding milk helps to prevent staining of their teeth due to the polyphenol binding.

Please do not listen to this.

In this case, staining your teeth is a good thing.

And if you're super concerned about it just use a straw or brush your teeth or do an oil pull after you drink your favorite beverage.

Now America loves coffee, if you must add a creamer to your coffee use something like coconut, milk, creamers or macadamia nut, creamers, but buyer, beware, macadamia, nut, milk and I won't mention the brand now has added pea protein to make it more creamy.

And as you probably know, pea protein is loaded with lectins.

However, there are some Macadamia creamers, not milks that don't have that pea protein added so read the label carefully coconut milk is always a great idea because it will not bind to those polyphenols.

Now I see far too many people trying to be dairy free and adding almond or oat milk to their coffee, quite frankly, they're destroying their gut and their health.

Now why because almond milk, unfortunately is made from the peels with the Peels and the whole almonds, the peel actually contains a lectin.

And as I've written about before and you'll see in the new upcoming book that almonds and almond flour are some of the most food sensitive producing compounds that my patients react to so sorry about that.

But what about oatmeal? Well, oats and oat milk have become trendy, but I urge you to go on the internet and look for a recent youTube posting of a young woman who was wearing a continuous glucose monitor and went to Starbucks and or had a oat latte and traced her blood, sugar levels, they shot through the roof, and then a half hour crashed down into the 40s or 50s, and she literally had to be woken up from her nap.

So this stuff is just pure unadulterated poison, sugar poison.

And as I've released in previous videos, oats even organic oats in this country have levels of glyphosate Roundup and another cancer-causing chemical in them, according to Consumer Reports and the environmental working group.

It is not a healthy option.

If you gotta have a creamer use a coconut milk or macadamia nut creamer that virtually has no protein or look for a number of the popular MCT creamers out there, which don't use for the most part these problem makers.

Now, interestingly enough, as you know, I spend a lot of time in Italy and I've always been fascinated that the Italians may have a cappuccino in the morning, but almost all Baristas will cut you off from cappuccinos about 10 o'clock in the morning and only agreed to serve you espressos, or if you must have a little foam, a espresso macchiato.

Now, a macchiato in Italy is just a little dollop of foam on the top.

It is not the crazy macchiatos that you get at a place like Starbucks, which is this, sugary ridiculous drink.

So even the Italians understand that they really don't want to mess with a good thing for most of the day.

Now, some of the world's, longest living people people with the longest longevity actually boil their coffee all day and then drink it black.

Why are they so smart? It turns out that the longer the coffee grounds are exposed to the water, the longer the polyphenols are taken up in the beverage in the coffee you're drinking.

So boiling it all day as strange as it seems is actually a really smart idea.

Now the other thing that surprises people is you're drinking coffee for two purposes, caffeine and the polyphenols, the more dark.

You brew, the coffee like French roast or dark roast.

The less polyphenols are in that coffee.

So if you're going to buy coffee for roasting or for drinking, try to buy the lightest roast, surprisingly, everybody thinks that the darker the coffee, the better.

It is the more polyphenols, but it's exactly the opposite.

You want light.

Rose worst case scenario, medium roast, stay away from the extra dark roast like French roast and you'll be doing yourself a favor by giving your gut buddies more of the polyphenols that you're actually drinking coffee for and for goodness sakes, stop, putting milk in your coffee.

It does not do a body good.

And it does not allow your gut buddies to get the benefits that they're looking for.

And in turn they'll help you so have a cup of Joe, but have it black folks, if you're really miserable add my new favorite sweetener allulose to it Adam, Macadamia or coconut creamer or add a MCT creamer and you'll get the smoothness you want with all the drawbacks.

If you found this video helpful, I think you're going to love this one, lo and behold, people who routinely donate blood live about seven years longer than people who don't donate blood.


Does Dr. Gundry recommend milk? ›

Gundry shares a health program that is based on eating lectin-free foods and on making some changes to how and what we eat. Dr. Gundry mentions that we should try to drink A2 milk instead of drinking conventional milk. This is where I was first introduced to A2 milk.

Why should you not put milk in coffee? ›

Adding milk to coffee decreases antioxidant activity and cuts absorption of chlorogenic acids in the bloodstream, but adding soymilk does not. So, if you want to add milk to your coffee, add soymilk.

What 3 foods did Dr. Gundry quit eating? ›

What are the 3 foods to never eat? Three foods that Dr. Gundry recommends you never eat are whole grains (including bread, cereals, and grain-fed animal meat), sugary and sweetened food and beverages, and undercooked legumes such as raw red kidney beans, which contain high levels of lectin, phytohemagglutinin.

Which milk has no lectins? ›

Coconut milk does not contain any lectins and is therefore a lectin-free product. It's often used as a substitute for cow's milk, which is typically very high in lectins.

Why is there no coffee on gut protocol? ›

Many people with leaky gut, or any of the autoimmune conditions associated with leaky gut, report that coffee consumption triggers leaky gut symptoms, such as diarrhea or stomach pain. For this reason, many people with leaky gut cut out coffee as they work to heal their leaky gut.

What one thing did Dr. Gundry add to his diet? ›

Gundry recommends a diet that relies on pasture-raised meats and eggs; fermented foods like sauerkraut; limited fruit; foods high in resistant starches, such as green beans; vegetables that are not in the nightshade family; and healthy fats such as olive oil.

Which coffee has the most polyphenols? ›

Among the four analysed coffee varieties, Cherry coffee exhibited the highest content of three of the four evaluated polyphenolic classes, namely tannins (23.44 mg tannic acid/g) and flavan-3-ols (p-DAC assay) (0.31 mg (+)-catechin/g) at a dark roasting degree and proanthocyanidins (0.89 mg CyE/g) at a medium roasting ...

Does coffee with milk cause inflammation? ›

Drinking coffee with milk can have anti-inflammatory benefits, according to new research. Coffee, rich in polyphenols, already fights inflammation but may have a boosted effect when mixed with protein like milk.

Which milk is anti-inflammatory? ›

Move over almond milk. Flax milk is a great nondairy option if you're looking for an anti-inflammatory boost, says Staci Small, a registered dietitian based in Indiana. The milk is made with flax oil, which is rich in an omega-3 fatty acid called alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).

Does milk in coffee reduce inflammation? ›

If your coffee ideal is one that includes a healthy dollop of milk, a recent study conducted by the University of Copenhagen may be of interest. A team of researchers determined that the combination of milk and coffee – proteins and antioxidants – increases anti-inflammatory properties.

What type of milk is good for gut health? ›

If you find that you're bloated and in pain after drinking milk, try lactose-free cow's milk or another plant-based alternative. If you prefer to go with a plant-based milk, be sure to avoid added ingredients like sugar, carrageenan and other thickeners. These may be more likely to cause gastrointestinal upset.

What is the best milk alternative for gut issues? ›

The best type of plant-based milk for gut health, according to a gastroenterologist. In a recent Instagram video, Dr. Bulsiewicz revealed that soy milk is hands-down his drink of choice (in the dairy section, at least) for several reasons.

What is gut friendly milk? ›

According to this guide, almond, hemp, and coconut milks may work for people with IBS. Just pay attention to your serving size. You may also want to try kefir. The fermentation process lowers lactose to a better level for those with IBS and lactose intolerance.

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