29 Apr 2015

6 Ingredients that Make Your Coffee Super Healthy

For some people, drinking their coffee black is just not an option. They either have to add cream or sugar to mask the bitter flavour. The great news is, you don’t have to resort to these two unhealthy ingredients where there other healthier options that you can add. Not only do these ingredients make your coffee taste better but they also make it super healthy.

So if you want to start drinking healthy coffee without compromising the taste, here are the 6 ingredients that you should try adding to your coffee next time.

6. Cinnamon

Cinnamon is known to help power blood glucose and cholesterol. If you foresee yourself being overweight and diabetic in the future, you must make cinnamon a part of your daily coffee routine as it reduces trigylcerides which contributes to high blood pressure and high blood sugar. Just sprinkle a little bit of cinnamon to your coffee and enjoy drinking knowing that you’re doing some good to your health.

5. Cardamom

This peppery and citrusy spice holds the promise of making your coffee taste amazing as well as provide you with several health benefits including a better digestion, cleaner organs and lower blood pressure. And if you need your breath you smell good, just add cardamon to your coffee and enjoy fresh breath after. That still doesn’t excuse you from not brushing your teeth everyday though.

4. Unsweetened Nondairy Milk

Instead of reaching for the creamer, go for nondairy milk as not only is it free of palm oil but it also has Vitamin B12 and twice the amount of calcium in regular milk. Don’t be fooled into getting the sweetened version as those might be packed with unhealthy sugars. Try the unsweetened vanilla almond milk and unsweetened soy milk for a creamy-rich coffee.

3. Nutmeg

Nutmeg is a great source of manganese which is known do a lot for your body such as enhance bone health, control blood sugar level, monitor free radicals, regulate metabolism, prevent osteoporosis and maintain a proper functioning digestive track. Whew! That was a mouthful. There’s more but that would take us forever so just make sure to add nutmeg to your coffee okay? Sprinkle it on your coffee the same way you would with cinnamon and enjoy the flavor and benefits.

2. Stevia

Stevia is a great alternative for sugar as not only is it natural but it also has zero-calories. So it doesn’t matter how many packets of stevia you pile on your coffee, you’ll still be safe from your inevitable fate of growing a belly once you grow older.

1. Cocoa powder

There’s more to love about cocoa powder besides the fact that it’s what chocolates are made of. Cocoa powder offers a ton of benefits to your health such as that it protects your cardiovascular health, enhances your mood, and lowers bad cholesterol levels. No wonder everyone loves chocolate. Lend a little chocolatey flavor to your coffee by adding cocoa powder.