Nutritious AND Delicious? Experts Weigh In On This TikTok Trend
(AscendHealthy.com) – Looking for ways to bump up that morning coffee game? Around 90% of Americans consume some form of caffeine daily. Many of us have the desire to make our coffee routine a little healthier. That is where proffee comes in. Is it worth trying? Let’s take a look at what we know about this new health trend.
What is Proffee?
Proffee describes a coffee concoction that contains added protein. Protein drinks are all the rage in the weight loss world. They may help drive up muscle mass and curb a thirsty appetite.
Protein coffee is just as it seems, a regular caffeinated coffee with additional protein supplements added to it. There are many DIY recipes. The result is a drink that tastes similar to a macchiato.
Just a Passing Trend?
Proffee has picked up steam on social media outlets, including TikTok. Users post videos of themselves sipping on a delectable drink, energized and ready for a fabulous workout. The question is, will this fad be gone in a few months, or will it stick around?
The drink is recommended on the infamous Keto or low-carb diet. The diet is still popular going on several years now. It is also part of a low-fat, low-sugar diet, which health experts generally recommend. Chances are, in some form, it will be around for a bit.
Supplements, Not Replacements
The key to making this drink healthy is not to consider it a total meal replacement. It doesn’t take the place of eating a healthy, low-fat meal. Instead, we should view the protein supplements and powders as a snack or an addition to a daily, balanced meal.
Avoid Too Much Caffeine
Caffeine has some benefits. Some of the most significant are that it’s a natural stimulant to the body’s central nervous system, enhancing weight loss and boosting cognitive function. But some experts feel caffeine sometimes acts like a drug due to its addictive qualities.
Because self-made protein coffee drinks can vary in caffeine content, people need to be aware. Too much caffeine might lead to appetite suppression and insomnia. It may also decrease the body’s ability to absorb nutrients.
While proffee may be helpful as a supplemental diet drink, we need to make sure we’re meeting all of our nutritional needs first. Because sugar is not an ingredient, proffee, in moderation, may be a helpful tool for those wanting to control their sugar intake. Most recipes are easily interchangeable, so you can add what works best for you. Want to give it a try? Start in moderation to see the benefits.
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