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Can you drink coffee rather then eating a meal or lunch?

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Dr. Joyce Pastore
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Caffeine : Caffeine should not be a meal replacement. A healthy meal with protein, whole grains, fruits and vegetables is recommended. Habitual use of caffeine will result in withdrawal symptoms such as headache and irritability if suddenly stopped.
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Nutrition: No. Coffee has no nutritional value.

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