Let’s start the morning off with a GREAT cup of coffee, there are many ways to drink your favorite joe, but did you know that some additions or subtractions can make it even better?
1-choose organic beans and filtered water for starters: Coffee is 99% water. While this may seem obvious, we often don’t take into account the quality of that water when brewing a morning cup. Start with the highest quality ingredients, and you will ensure that best coffee possible. This goes for the beans, too. Always opt for organic, and spend the extra dollars if you have to. Coffee is the most heavily sprayed crop in the world, pesticide-wise, so you really don’t want to go with beans of dubious quality.
2- Add antioxidant to your morning antioxidant, Cinnamon is a great way to boost your antioxidant intake and control your blood sugar.
3- Add Collagen, Collagen is prevalent in a well-crafted bone broth, but it also makes a fine addition to coffee. Rich in the amino acid glycine, collagen has also been scientifically studied to help reduce joint pain. Collagen also helps inflammation stay within an appropriate range, and aids in healthy tissue repair.
4- Add Coconut milk, coconut oil is loaded with healthy fats, specifically medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). These MCTs have been linked to improved weight loss in multiple scientific studies.
5- Add some organic, unsweetened cocoa to your coffee, and bring back those warm memories! Cocoa has numerous health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease and a lower risk of cancer. Remember, don’t go overboard here. A small teaspoon is more than enough!