Best Way To Make A Healthy Cup Of Coffee
Almost every people drink it. There are some of us that drink 3-4 cups of coffee per day, and for those, these tricks are very useful. Here are most important tips to maximize the benefits of coffee and minimize the negatives:
1. Avoid Refined Sugar
First of all, you need to avoid adding any refined sugar or harmful artificial sweeteners. What I do instead is use either a very small touch of organic maple syrup or a half packet of natural stevia. If you like to drink it black with no sweetener at all, that’s the healthiest way.
If you’re getting your coffee at a coffee-shop, make sure to avoid all of those fancy specialty such as sweetened flavored lattes, frappuccinos, etc, as they are almost always loaded with extra sugars or artificial sweeteners. Some of those fancy coffee drinks at Starbucks or other coffee-shops can have 300-400 calories in just one cup! Definitely not good for your body or your blood sugar or insulin levels.
A latte or cappuccino can be okay as long as you make sure to ask for it unsweetened, and then use your own stevia if you need a light sweet taste.
2. Avoid Artificial Creamers
You also should try to avoid at all costs any of those crappy artificial creamers (liquid or powder), which are usually made with corn syrup solids and hydrogenated oils. Instead, use a little bit of REAL full-fat cream.
Or, better yet, what I’ve been using for a while now is coconut milk/cream as one of the healthiest creamer alternatives. I get this by buying cans of organic coconut milk, and then after opening the can (shake the can well before opening), I store the coconut milk in the fridge in a container. Note that the cans of coconut milk are much creamier and better as a coffee creamer than those cartons of “coconut milk drink” which are just watered down coconut milk.
The thick creamy coconut milk is the healthiest option for coffee creamer because it’s loaded with super healthy saturated fats, which are known to boost your immune system and your metabolism! Plus, coconut milk in coffee is just plain delicious! It’s the best healthy creamer option by far.
When people visit my house and we make a pot of coffee, I’ll have them try the coconut milk/cream in it and almost everyone always comments how much they love it!
3. Add Cinnamon
If you want to load your coffee up with more healthy antioxidants and good taste, consider trying some added cinnamon to it. It’s also really tasty!
I also sometimes like to add a teaspoon of organic cocoa powder to my coffee to make my own sort of mocha-coffee (but without the loads of sugar in a typical mocha you’d get at the coffee shop). The added cocoa powder also gives you great taste and a good dose of extra healthy antioxidants (and cocoa is also known for helping to lower blood pressure!)
But despite the caffeine content, there is loads of data that show the high antioxidant levels and health benefits to coffee.
Lastly, it’s extremely important to choose organic coffee beans, as conventional coffee is one of the most heavily treated crops with pesticides, fungicides, and herbicides.
Remember that one of the many health risks with these chemicals is that some pesticides can act as “xenoestrogens” in your body, disrupting hormone balance for both men and women. Chronic xenoestrogen exposure can also be one cause of “stubborn abdominal fat” in both sexes as well as “man boobs” in men… so choose organic as often as you can with most foods, but especially with coffee!
If you love this morning “elixir”, feel free to share this article below with your coffee-loving friends and family.