5 science-proven tips for making coffee healthier
One of Brazil's favorite beverages, coffee can cause problems if consumed in excess or with large amounts of sugar and other additives. But there are some ways to make coffee healthier, which are even scientifically proven.
Check out some of them below.
1. Sugar with cinnamon
The health dangers of sugar are many. To avoid diseases such as obesity and diabetes, it is recommended to sweeten the coffee with another healthier substance.
An alternative is to use cinnamon, as it helps keep blood sugar levels more stable and protects against heart disease, as already shown in some studies, and makes your taste buds clear.
2. Replace conventional with decaf
Decaffeinated coffee is an option for those who have difficulty sleeping and stomach problems, because it has a lower amount of caffeine, a stimulant quickly absorbed by the body.
By removing almost all caffeine (it contains a low concentration), this version allows you to better harness the nutrients present in the grain and gain access to benefits such as stress relief, immune system strengthening and insomnia treatment.
3. Give preference to organic coffee
Grown without the addition of pesticides and other chemicals, organic grains preserve natural nutrients, making it possible to make the most of everything the drink has to offer.
Organic coffee helps you lose weight, reduce depression, protect the liver and prevent cancer and diabetes, among other diseases. In addition, it contributes to preserving the environment, thanks to different cultivation techniques.
4. Don't drink coffee on an empty stomach.
If you have a gastric problem, it is best to eat - healthy, of course - before facing a cup. The explanation is simple: When the drink reaches the stomach, it increases the production of hydrochloric acid, causing heartburn and other discomfort.
With a full belly it is possible to taste it without problems, provided you do not overdo it in quantity.
5. Exchange cow's milk for almond milk
For those who like to drink coffee with milk, the tip is to use almond milk. Less caloric than cow's, it contains monounsaturated fat for the relief of your heart and is beneficial for the stomach.