Okay, so this is another one of those highly controversial subjects. The big “coffee debate”!
Some say (black) coffee is EXCELLENT to drink, provides tons of health benefits and helps you with weight loss by boosting your metabolism.
And then, of course, there is the flip side where others say that coffee should be avoided at all costs… that it is a harmful stimulant and that it can actually hinder weight loss.
Oh boy, here we go again, right?
Who’s right and who’s wrong? What’s true and what’s false? Yeah, I know.
As with pretty much anything, YOU have to determine if coffee is good or bad for… YOU.
How does it make you feel?
How do you feel when you stop drinking it for an extended period of time?
And even in all that, is it really the coffee itself or is it what you’re adding TO the coffee?
Hmmm… something to think about, isn’t it?
Well, despite the mixed messages about coffee, personally I DO drink coffee. I love the stuff and I typically drink store brands such as Gevalia Cafe’ (one of my favorite store-bought brands).
Anyway, as I’ve said time and time again, I am a life-long student of health and wellness and I read a lot of information on the subject.
One day, I came across an article that actually gave some very good tips on making a “cup-of-Joe” the healthiest you could ever make it! I was highly impressed as a lot of what he teaches resonates with me greatly.
Now just to give you a little bit of what he says in the article…
Tips On How To Make Coffee Healthy
- When possible, your coffee should be organic
- You should definitely NOT use refined sugar
- You should definitely NOT use artificial creamers – instead, use REAL cream as in heavy cream – preferably raw or at the very least, organic from grass-fed cows
- Drinking it black is the best of all suggestions, though not the most flavorful for some…but you can add (real) vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger, and other good-for-you flavor enhancers
- Put about 1 tsp to 1 TBS of organic coconut oil into your coffee. Yeah, I know… but don’t knock it ’til you try it! Coconut oil has TONS of benefits that you can actually Google to research for yourself. But it really makes for a nice cup of coffee when you add it and you get the benefits of the coconut oil.
Another tip I’ve picked up along the way from other sources was that, darker roast coffee is less acidic and it has a lower caffeine level than lighter roast coffees, although some argue that is not necessarily true.
Personally, I tend to go for a medium roast.
So, those are a few tips on how to make coffee healthy to drink.
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