Coffee is one of the most popular beverages in the world – it has many health benefits, makes you feel good, and it tastes great. But what if you could make it even better? Here are a few strategic additions that will help you justify your caffeine addiction and get even more out of your favourite drink.
Spice it up
Some spices go well with coffee and add many health benefits. Try sprinkling a bit of cinnamon on top – it’s a powerful antioxidant that also helps regulate blood sugar. Cinnamon is also a good ally if you’re trying to limit sugar intake because it adds sweetness. Another good choice is cardamom – it has antimicrobial properties and serves as natural breath freshener that prevents coffee breath. If you’re feeling adventurous, try adding cayenne pepper, it will give your morning coffee an extra hot kick. Research also suggests it may relieve pain from headaches and help digestion.
A bit of chocolate won’t hurt
Adding a bit of quality chocolate (at least 70 % cocoa) or unsweetened cocoa nibs into your coffee not only adds an interesting flavour – it also offers anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to lower blood pressure. Cocoa and coffee beans are some of the most potent antioxidants on the planet, so why not combine them and give your body an extra boost!
Add flavour with coconut oil or butter
Fat helps carry flavour not only in meals but in your coffee too. Try putting some fat into yours and taste the difference. Coconut oil is a great option that makes your coffee smell heavenly, taste creamy, and also lends it some antibacterial properties. Or you can go with butter too. Bulletproof coffee, as this combo is called, supposedly gives you more energy and improves weight loss, especially if you’re on a low-carb or ketogenic diet.
Make it a healing coffee with collagen
If you want to be trendy, you have to add collagen to your diet, everyone is doing it now. And it’s not without reason because collagen consumption seems to improve joint, skin, and hair health and protects against cardiovascular disease too. Collagen usually comes in the form of a flavourless powder so you can easily mix it in smoothies, cereal, and, of course, your favourite coffee.