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19 Coffee Tips to Make Your Coffee Healthier

Depending on how much sugar you throw in, your #coffee cup may not always be the picture of health. However, that brown gold in the morning can be the difference between a great day and feeling like you still need to be in bed.

Now you may feel better about drinking coffee because you have a list of scientifically backed healthy coffee tricks you can learn.

To keep a cup of coffee low in calories, stick to brown. If you don't like black coffee, you can have a delicious coffee without increasing the calories.

Light, nutty and delicious, almond milk is a healthy way to lighten up coffee. It adds only 80 calories. Almond milk is a great alternative to heavier cream, especially for those who can't eat dairy products.

If you're using artificial cream, watch out for trans fats in your coffee. Some may be delicious, but they can put too much unhealthy fat in your morning coffee. It's usually better to forget they exist and leave chemicals and unhealthy oils with them.

Leave pesticide residues and unhealthy farming practices on supermarket shelves and opt for healthy real organic beans.

Cinnamon is not only delicious in coffee, but has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for centuries. More recently, modern scientists are discovering its powerful antioxidant properties. Sprinkle a little into your cup, it adds a warm, deep flavor and makes for a healthier coffee.

Unsweetened and dark chocolate has many benefits, including possibly improving brain function as well as making it the perfect complement to your morning cup. Add a pinch of shaved dark chocolate and almond milk for a smooth taste and a light nutty scent.

Believe it or not, you can have a nice frothy cup of rich coffee with no extra equipment and the secret is healthy butter. Strange as it may sound, once you try it you will be a fan forever.

While not common knowledge, the acids in coffee can make you feel a little nauseous if you drink it on an empty stomach. This makes it difficult to eat a healthy breakfast. Try to eat healthy first, then enjoy your coffee.

A powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, turmeric is also a delicious aromatic with many health benefits. Add some turmeric to your coffee for a healthy taste that you can feel really good about drinking.

Did you know that a 2012 study showed no difference in hydration ability of coconut water compared to sports drinks? Add this moisturizing power to your coffee! Iced coconut coffee is great on a hot day and easy to make.

You can make iced coconut water coffee by using a quarter cup of coarse ground coffee per cup of coconut water and refrigerating it overnight (12 to 24 hours is best).

Coconut oil, in addition to butter, has been shown to offer the benefits of medium-chain fatty acids that can boost the immune system. That's great and all, but it also tastes great in coffee, so it's a win-win with coconut oil in your coffee.

Adding a healthier oil to your coffee may improve your health, but it will also enrich it and add great flavor.

Syrups are made from sugar and flavoring, so adding them is basically adding a large portion of highly refined white sugar. This is not healthy for you. If you're used to using two pumps of syrup, cut the amount of sugar in your coffee in half to one.

Feeling tired and need to add some morale to your step? Harness the power of science by making a coffee nap. Because of the way your brain works, taking a nap for 20 minutes after drinking your coffee will help you use caffeine more efficiently, making you feel even more awake.

If you regularly add collagen cream to your coffee, it can help your skin look better, hydrated and younger. Over time, the benefits of taking a collagen supplement will be seen on your skin and your healthy coffee will have worked.

High-protein diets can aid weight loss as they can help you feel less hungry. Adding protein to your coffee is also easier than you might think. You can add some protein powder, collagen or butter and you've got it. The health benefits of added protein are entirely up to you.

You don't need to use sugary or artificial syrups to sweeten your coffee. You can use healthier alternatives. One such option is a delicious pumpkin spice spice that comes with the added benefits of cinnamon and butter.

Ashwagandha powder may sound like a funny ingredient, but it also shows clinically significant potential in reducing anxiety symptoms in at least two studies. The most popular way to eat ashwagandha is the powder that you can scoop into your in the form.

It has a slightly bitter taste, as in black coffee. This sweetener with health benefits works well with a natural sweetener and milk added to hot, creamy coffee, making it a great choice to elevate your coffee.

Want some spice with your hot coffee? If you haven't tried it, you should.

In general, fermented foods or beverages are easier to digest and help improve gut health. Fermented coffee is no different. Do this and you will notice some nice changes in your beverage flavor.

You have a list of healthy coffee tricks that taste great and really work. From cutting out excess sugar to adding beneficial flavors and oils to your coffee cup, we hope you've found a new way to make healthy coffee part of your morning routine.


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