Moderate coffee drinking is safe, and three to four cups a day may have some health benefits, according to an extensive review of studies.
Regular black coffee (without milk or cream) has a very low-calorie count. A typical cup of black coffee only contains around two calories.
Coffee is the number one source of antioxidants in the U.S., according to researchers at the University of Scranton.
Here are a few tips to turn your coffee from healthy to super healthy.
Caffeine is a stimulant, it gives you a jolt of energy and helps you stay awake when you feel tired. If you feel like you could improve your sleep, avoiding coffee late in the day could be an effective strategy.
Avoid adding sugar to your coffee. Switch to natural sweeteners like stevia or honey. Regularly turning your coffee into a sugary treat, might eliminate its overall health benefits. Sugar, due to its high amount of fructose, is linked to all sorts of serious diseases like obesity and diabetes.
Synthetic pesticides and other chemicals reduce the nutritive value of any food product. To avoid or limit the harm by the pesticide content of your coffee, consider buying organic coffee beans.
Studies show that cinnamon can lower blood glucose, cholesterol and triglycerides in diabetics. Spice your coffee with a dash of cinnamon. When taken in smaller amounts, along with taste, it might also improve your health.
Commercial low-fat and artificial creamers tend to be highly processed and may contain questionable ingredients. Opt for whole milk or cream instead.
Coffee contains cafestol, a compound that may raise blood cholesterol levels. The amount of cafestol can be readily lowered by using a paper filter.
Cocoa is loaded with antioxidants and associated with all sorts of health benefits, including a reduced risk of heart disease. Combining the benefits of coffee and dark chocolate by adding a dash of cocoa powder to your coffee is a brilliant idea.
Apart from specific medical conditions and pregnancy, coffee is a healthy drink. Excess of everything is ofcourse fatal. Hope you enjoyed the read. Feel free to pour in your suggestions and feedback.
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