Connect with us


4 Tips to Making Coffee Healthier

Coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world; it is consumed in just about every continent (surely scientists in Antarctica drink it), it is consumed by almost all generations (not kids, though), and consumed during almost all times of the day. However, while there are more studies showing that coffee can actually be a healthy drink for you, there are things you can do to make it even better.

The first thing you can do is ditch the sugar. This one is going to be hard for quite a few people, myself included. Yeah, sugar makes things taste nice and sweet, which can be nice for those single cup coffee drinkers who prefer to not drink straight black coffee. Sometimes, we do not even realize that when we are craving a cup of coffee, we are actually craving the sugar that goes into the coffee more so than the taste of coffee and the caffeine. Sugar is great in moderation but when we add it to everything, including coffee and tea then it is no longer in moderation. You will notice that when you do this, you will be able to taste the different roasts.

The second thing you can do is try to drink one cup of coffee a day. This is much easier if you use a k cup coffee machine since you do not have to worry about brewing a whole pot and then drinking it all or pouring any down the drain. Like I said in the beginning, coffee is actually a pretty healthy drink when consumed in moderation; having one cup of java a day is great moderation. If you have too much coffee, you can gain tolerance and have to drink even more to feel the effects of coffee, also, you can get the jitters and stay awake when you need sleep.

The third thing you can do is drink your coffee after eating a meal. Like coffee in the morning? Try it after breakfast, or at least with breakfast. Why is this a big deal? Well, when you have coffee on an empty stomach, it can trigger a drop in blood sugar and this can create some strong sugar cravings. Also, caffeine can suppress hunger cravings, which can affect your appetite in the long run.

Marcey Barichello