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7 Things That Make A Good Coffee

For many people, their morning coffee is the most important thing the world. Turning water into caffeine isn’t really a science, but there are plenty of secrets to make a perfect cup of coffee.

And even more, we don’t want that our coffee just tastes good, but to have a great taste and at the same time to be healthy. So here are some smart ideas on how to have great, but healthy coffee too.

1. Use organic coffee

Did you know that even your office can be a loaded with pesticides (depending on the brand and quality of coffee you buy)? This applies to decaf and regular coffee alike. It’s one of the biggest problems with regular coffee drinkers. Some studies claim that non-organic farmers can apply more than 250 pounds of chemical fertilizers per acre! That is a huge amount of toxins for your body to clean out after you drink coffee.

2. Avoid any sugar

It is better to drink your coffee black and without sugar. Coffee in itself contains nutrients, so if you add anything additional it will destroy them. A recent study found that a touch of half-half won’t increase your calories so much, but it can significantly reduce the levels of antioxidants.

3. Flavor with cinnamon

If black coffee isn’t your thing, try to add a little kick to your morning cup of joy with a little dash of cinnamon. Not only do the flavors mesh well together, but consuming a teaspoon of cinnamon every morning can help fight inflammation and lower your blood sugar and cholesterol levels, among other health benefits. Cinnamon increases insulin sensitivity and helps to maintain your blood sugar levels.

4. Mix your coffee with coconut water

Not only coconut water can sweeten your drink, but it will also keep your body and skin hydrated. Coconut water is also rich in potassium, which can help fight stroke and high blood pressure.

5. Get a shot of espresso in tea

If you want a caffeine boost, but get too anxious with the 2 to 4 shots of espresso typically found in coffee drinks, make a tea latte with one shot of espresso. A typical shot of espresso contains around 65 mg of caffeine, while a cup of tea can range from 30-75 milligrams. Combining both can provide you that energy boost without so much intensity.

6. Don’t use artificial sweeteners

You’ve heard it before, don’t use artificial sweeteners! It’s the biggest mistake of many coffee drinkers. Instead, if you like your coffee sweet, try switching to honey, agave or Stevia, which are much healthier alternatives to artificial sweeteners.

7. Don’t use low –fat milk

Low-Fat milk is not a much healthier choice. In fact, all kinds of low-fat items are not healthy choices. A recent study has shown that people who drink low-fat milk were heavier than those who drank whole milk. If you can’t drink your coffee without milk always use whole milk, because it is a much heather choice.