- 1. Try “bulletproof” coffee.
- 2. Go easy on the sugar.
- 3. Avoid caffeine after 2 P.M.
- 4. Add cinnamon or cocoa to your cup of joe.
Adding cocoa to it, is not only great as a boost of antioxidants in your drink but it’s also useful to lower the amount of sugar you’ve been adding to your cup. Mocha, which is a type of chocolate-flavored coffee blend, is a popular choice in restaurants around the world.
The same goes with cinnamon, a powerful thermo-genic and antioxidant “super food” that not only is incredibly beneficial to your health but also adds a pungent taste to it. A dash of it is more than enough since too much of it can cause uncomfortable symptoms.
5. Don’t let your breakfast be only a cup of coffee.
Drinking coffee on an empty stomach is not the greatest idea. If you haven’t eaten anything, coffee (including decaf) can damage your stomach lining and cause effects such as heartburn and indigestion.
It can also negatively affect your nervous system by intensifying anxiety symptoms. By all means, if you don’t feel like having a full breakfast, at least snack on something before chugging down that cup of tea.
- 6. Avoid non-filtered water.
Because we tend to boil water to make coffee, we pay no mind to whether the water is filtered or not. Not only does coffee brewed with filtered water taste better, but it also doesn’t contain unwanted heavy metals from old pipes or excess chlorine disinfection byproducts used to decontaminate water. It’s best to choose filtered water over tap water for your cup of coffee.
- 7. Try switching to almond milk (or another non-dairy alternative).
If you’re a regular coffee drinker and tend to drink more than 1 or 2 cups a day, it’s best to limit the amount of milk you’re drinking.
Too much milk can cause uncomfortable gastrointestinal symptoms and make you gain weight. You could try a healthier, non-dairy option such as almond milk for a naturally creamy alternative to cow’s milk. You can always drink it black too if that’s your thing.