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Which Caffeine Source Gives You the Best Boost (and the Tamest Crash)?

Dana James featured on Well + Good. Article written by Emily Laurence.

When it comes to the best way to get a quick caffeine fix, most people have pretty strong feelings about their preference. Coffee drinkers almost brag about not being able to function before their morning cup. Latte lovers can talk at length about the difference between almond milk versus oat. Don’t even get Bulletproofers started about the benefits of butter and MCT oil—they have the energy to talk for hours. And then there are those who reach for matcha—and never seem to have a case of the Mondays. But stereotypes aside, which one is really the most effective pick-me-up?

Food Coach founder Dana James, MS, CNS, CDN, did her entire dissertation on how caffeine affects the body. The dietitian has studied nutrition, biochemistry, functional medicine, and cognitive behavioral therapy. If anyone can offer up a side-by-side comparison of the various caffeine types, it’s her.


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