Are you one of the many people out there who absolutely need to start the day with a cup of coffee? Did you know that there are ways that you can make your morning coffee addiction healthier, so you can reap the benefits of drinking coffee without undermining your overall health or weight loss goals? Continue reading to learn more so you can make every morning cup perfectly delicious and energizing.
Don’t Add Sugar
It may seem impossible to take your coffee black, but it really isn’t. If you’re currently using a lot of sugar in your coffee, you’re risking health problems and weight gain. Therefore, start cutting back on the amount of sugar that you put in your coffee.
Gradually adding less and less sugar over time may get you to the point when you actually don’t like your coffee sweet. Your taste preferences will adjust, so even if you can never bring yourself to having it totally black, you’ll be consuming far less sugar than before, and that’s always a good thing.
Don’t Use Artificial Sweeteners or Creamers
If you want to sweeten your coffee, use a small amount of raw cane sugar or another natural option, such as stevia. Avoid artificial sweeteners, which are detrimental to your overall health, as well as artificial creamers that are also packed with too much sugar and artificial flavors. Instead, there are plant-based creamers available that are made from coconut milk, soy milk, almond milk, and more, so you can experiment and find a low-sugar option that won’t only remove the excess sugar, but will also be free of inflammatory dairy and harmful artificial ingredients.
Switch to Organic Coffee
The type of coffee that you use can also have an impact upon your health. Because coffee is one of the most heavily treated crops in terms of pesticide use, it really is best to switch to an organic brand. Since there are so many affordable options to choose from today, this is very easy to do, even if you use K-Cups. And you may even notice that you prefer the flavor of organic coffee over conventional options.
Add Some Cinnamon
Finally, to make your morning coffee addiction healthier, add a bit of antioxidant-rich cinnamon to your grinds or to your cup. This will also add a nice hint of flavor, which means you’ll be able to avoid coffee grinds or beans that have been flavored artificially.
If you know that your morning coffee addiction isn’t going away anytime soon, follow the tips above to make it as healthy as possible.