Almost 60% of Americans and Canadians drink coffee daily.
There are a number of scientific studies that have proven the health benefits of drinking coffee. Unfortunately, the way we drink our coffee can kill these health benefits.
These are 5 simple hacks to making your daily coffee much healthier.
1. Drink Your Coffee Black.
We all know that coffee can improve your energy levels, help you burn fat and reduce the risk of some chronic diseases such as diabetes and Alzheimer’s. If you want to reduce calories and keep your coffee as healthy as possible, consider drinking it black without any added ingredients.
2. Add a Pinch of Cinnamon.
Adding cinnamon your coffee can bring you several health benefits. It has anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. It also promotes reduced inflammation throughout your body and normalizes your blood pressure. It also may help in reducing blood sugar and the risk of type 2 diabetes.
3. Add Dark Chocolate or Cocoa.
Both are great choices to give your coffee a richer flavor. With the added health benefit, as many studies claim, of balancing cholesterol, improving brain function and reducing the risk of heart disease.
4. Eliminate Artificial Sweeteners and Creamers.
Artificial sweeteners and creamers are packed with sugar and ingredients that are not the best for your health and just add a ton of extra calories. Instead consider adding coconut or almond milk.
5. Use Almond Milk.
Almond milk is considered the healthiest milk choice. It’s low in calories (About 50% less than regular milk). It’s also an excellent source of Vitamin E, Calcium and is naturally lactose and diary free. Both lactose and diary can create digestive problems for many people.