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February 29, 2024 71 mins
If you thought coffee was just a caffeine kick, think again. Prof. Tim Spector & coffee expert James Hoffmann explore the intricate relationship between coffee and health. They uncover truths and myths about caffeine and describe coffee’s fascinating role in improving gut health. Tim also shares exciting news about soon-to-be published research. The topic: coffee and the gut microbiome. Plus, James brews coffee live in the studio and helps us understand the different coffee variants. He even dives into the world of coffee kombucha. James Hoffmann is an English barista, YouTuber, entrepreneur, coffee consultant, and author. He came to prominence after winning the World Barista Championship in 2007 and is credited as a pioneer of Britain's third-wave coffee movement. Tim is a professor of genetic epidemiology at King’s College London, director of the Twins UK study, scientific co-founder of ZOE, and one of the world’s leading researchers.  🌱 Try our new plant based wholefood supplement - Daily 30 *Naturally high in copper which contributes to normal energy yielding metabolism and the normal function of the immune system Learn how your body responds to food 👉 zoe.com/podcast for 10% off Timecodes: 00:00  Introduction 01:50  Quickfire Questions 04:24  Why are we all so obsessed with coffee? 05:02  What are the health benefits associated with coffee?     06:40  There is a lot more fiber in coffee than you think 09:47  The effects of caffeine and gender differences 12:31  Why is coffee full of polyphenols? 15:12  Tim’s new research teaser 21:21  What is the health relationship between fiber, microbes and our bodies? 27:32  Should we all start drinking coffee and should we choose decaf? 31:52  Modern coffee is all about flavor 33:03  Does the way that we make coffee impact our health? 37:55  James explains his mini laboratory! 43:42  Why is coffee not regulated in coffee shop chains? 44:35 What's the best way to make coffee? 44:40  Coffee #1 Filter Coffee 47:10  Coffee #2 Decaf Coffee 51:00  Coffee #3 Instant Coffee 1:00:50 How does caffeine affect high blood pressure? 1:05:36 Summary Mentioned in today’s episode:  How to Make the Best Coffee at Home by James Hoffman Editorial correction: James refers to chlorogenic acid as a polyphenol. We have since learnt that this is incorrect. Rather, it is a phenolic compound or a phenolic acid. James has shared this short video on his YouTube channel clarifying this Follow ZOE on Instagram Have feedback or a topic you'd like us to cover? Let us know here. Episode transcripts are available here
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