Dear readers, a food related post has been a long time coming on my blog, the last one being a recipe back in February this year! To get me back into posting more food related posts, here is Wendy with some inspiration and a healthy (literally) dose of caffeine to keep me going too with a post on ways to brew yourself a healthy cup of coffee!
Wendy Dessler is a super-connector who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.
Coffee is the essential trigger that gets us going, especially when it’s about welcoming a productive day. But the truth is, almost all of us are drinking unhealthy coffee.
Don’t believe us?
Consider the amount of cream, sugar, sprinkles, and other ingredients your favorite coffee shop adds to your coffee. Even if you don’t slurp on Frappuccinos and heavy lattes every day, you should know the fact that coffee was once known as a healthy drink. Now, it has been ruined by all those unhealthy toppings.
Plus, the Paleo diet teaches us to do away with adding unhealthy stuff to our coffee. So, why not choose to make a healthy coffee that can actually help us lose weight and maintain a healthier lifestyle?
Curious to know how?
Let’s explore some easy ways to brew a healthy cup of coffee.
That nasty, white, refined sugar and those artificial sweetening packets are both enemies of a healthy body, inside and out. If you go to your nearest coffee shop right now, a regular cappuccino or chai latte may contain more sugar than a regular-sized candy bar! And especially when you realize there are ways to refine your coffee with other options, sweet!
Just imagine what some caramel or unicorn concoction can do to your body, especially if consumed a few times a week. Instead, it’s wise to stick with black coffee with a slight splash of creamer. If you just can’t do without some sweetness, consider a drop of liquid Stevia or ask for it in a packet.
Other options are coconut sugar, agave syrup, maple syrup, and honey—all of the organic variety. Even these should be used sparingly and as little as possible.
Use Natural Creamers
Don’t whiten up your coffee without looking at the creamer in your hand! Common creamers are loaded with artificial colors, preservatives, and trans fats that can only do harm to your body.
Again, the answer here is to go as natural and organic as possible. Wondering if there was a healthier option which is delicious too? Think about the real cream. With the ketogenic diet supporting good fats in all their glory, the good old cream is deemed healthy again.
With real cream, you get vitamin K2 and Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA). These additions can lessen the chances of cardiovascular diseases and even some cancers. It could also help in losing those excess pounds.
Make Coffee At Home
The healthiest way to coffee is making it at home. This allows you to control just what ingredients go into your daily healing concoction and also decide upon their quality.
In a coffee shop, you don’t know if the coffee beans are really organic; if the water is pure and filtered; or even if the china cups have been washed. Why not cut out all that worry and grab your own organic, pure ingredients? You can read this guide to Blue Mountain coffee by Home Grounds to get started.
You’ll need to spend some time to achieve perfection in preparing home-made coffee but once you make the investment, you’ll be able to enjoy a deliciously made, healthy cup every single day.
Use Creamer Alternatives
Not a fan of dairy, or avoiding it due to some reason? No problem; add a bit of coconut oil, MCT oil, or even organic butter into your black coffee and stir it up. This is what keto fans would know as bulletproof coffee, which can even substitute a meal if need be.
Add Cinnamon to Your Coffee
Cinnamon is chock-full of antioxidants. It gradually controls your blood sugar as well. Besides, it will give you that spicy-sweet flavor that you love in your pumpkin spice lattes. It’s a wonderful way of enjoying something that’s both a medicine and a yummy flavor.
Get this healthy boost by getting hold of some natural cinnamon. Grind it up and put a dash of it into your brew.
So there they are! A few tips to make yourself a healthier cuppa joe and enjoy it with some coffeecake (or cookies or … oh well)! Let me know which one appealed to you the most.
4 thoughts on “Healthy Coffee | Healthy Living”
What a great post. My husband loves coffee but has been trying to lower his sugar intake.
Sugar is my nemesis! I have actually considered just cutting out all hot drinks because I struggle with the sugar. I have reduced it dramatically though, so there s hope 🙂
These are great tips! I am a coffee addict lol I love french vanilla creamer in mine.