Six Options to Combine Your Coffee With Antioxidants and Vitamins
A friendly reminder to all of the readers- it’s important to start your day with a boost.
Don’t forget to take your daily vitamins to fight the outside world might offer everyday. It’s funny that sometimes we forget our vitamins, but we never forget our coffee every single day. In fact, some of us couldn’t even function so well in the morning before we have our coffee.
So let’s take this to the next level and do the job in one simple way. Now you can add your daily vitamins, antioxidants, and nutritious benefits to your daily caffeine intake with just a teaspoon in the morning. What? Yes, just a teaspoon in the morning to boost your health. The benefits vary- from boosting your mood, energy, your liver, also surprisingly to improve your sex life.
- Add a pinch of cinnamon for liver health
Simply add a pinch of cinnamon on your cup of coffee every morning to deliver a powerful dose of antioxidants. Cinnamon is famous among other kinds of spice and its used for medicine over the years. The spice itself is loaded with protective compounds and cinnamon is considered to have the highest antioxidant among other spices like clove, cumin, or black pepper.
Cinnamon also has the ability to protect your liver and brain. A human cells study claimed that it could lessen the risk of cancer and improve your immune system.
How to serve: simply stir a half teaspoon of cinnamon into your coffee or brew it all together with 1 teaspoon of cinnamon right into the grounds.
Pro tip: Seek for Ceylon cinnamon instead of other types of cinnamon. Ceylon cinnamon is known to be the true cinnamon. It’s one of the reasons why this type of cinnamon is hard to find and a bit more expensive. Ceylon cinnamon has higher quality than any other type of cinnamon. Ceylon is also safer to consume than cassia. Cassia has a higher amount of the plant compound coumarin which is considered to be less safe.
- Ginger up your java for muscle pain
Commonly, people only consume ginger from their bread. If you’re one of those people, you’re missing out. There are a lot of benefits from consuming ginger. You can spice up your coffee by adding ginger into your coffee. Not only to spice it up but to also add aromatic touch to your coffee. For centuries, ginger has been used to treat nausea and the antioxidant contained in ginger can reduce muscle pain, lower cholesterol, and help digestion.
Serve: Add ginger directly to your coffee (up to 1 tsp. per cup), or ditch the calorie- and sugar-laden coffee shop version and make a healthy pumpkin spice latte at home.
How to serve: Add the ginger itself into your coffee, up to one teaspoon per cup or just simply ditch the coffee you buy every day and make homemade coffee at home.
Pro tip: If you have a leftover ginger just sitting in your fridge from a dinner last night full of stir-fried menu. Just grate it using a microplane, then freeze it in each teaspoon servings and stir into your java.
- Enhance health shield with mushrooms
How weird could this be now? Coffee and mushrooms combined. Hold on. A fungi filled brew can surprise you for its health benefits. They have anti-inflammatory and could boost your immune not to mention that it’s loaded with antioxidants and reduce the risk of cancer according to the researchers. Other studies also suggested that it has powerful prebiotics. One of the most popular brands which sell mushroom coffee is Four Sigmatic. It claimed to be very beneficial for our bodies which filled with superfoods and only half caffeine.
How to serve: You can simply buy your own coffee mushroom powders and make it based on how it recommends you to.
Pro tip: If you just start to try the mushroom coffee, try the Cordyceps mushrooms that can diminish stress and aid your sleep.
- A dose of turmeric to assist your digestion
Oh yes, the turmeric latte is getting familiar these days and the health benefits of turmeric latte is not to be questioned. Turmeric will add more earthy flavour and spice to your coffee. It’s a great deal! The main compound which brings all the health benefit is curcumin. It has a very powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This awesome compound also supports liver detoxification, digestion and have the possibility to somehow treat depression.
How to serve: Add a sprinkle of turmeric powder into your coffee and just blend it in, unless the coffeehouse you’re buying from already has it in the menu.
Pro tip: Add an extra pinch of black pepper to improve the bioavailability of turmeric and make it more effective.
- Add some maca to help balance your hormones
In your life, maybe you’ve seen some actual maca powder, the maca powder is made from the maca root plant and would usually be available at your local drugstore or regular health store. The roots of maca have been traditionally used often to increase fertility and help the hormones to be balanced, well according to a study on rats. Also, it could increase athletic performance before doing any kind of sports, energy levels, and your sex drive.
Not to forget the highly nutritious maca, it contains more than 20 amino acids, eight essential amino acids included as well, along with high protein, vitamin C, and free-form of 20 fatty acids.
How to serve: For the maximum health benefit of maca, you can serve it just from 1 to 3 teaspoons a day and try to make maca as your superfood coffee.
Pro tip: Store your maca powder in the fridge to make it long-lasting.
- Add antidepressive cacao to make your cup sweeter
A combination of chocolate and coffee could never go wrong and would always taste heavenly for us. When you add some natural cacao powder, it gets better than you think. This is one of the superfoods you can add to your coffee and you won’t regret it! It has the highest source of iron than any other plants. It’s also really good for your heart!
Cacao has anti-inflammatory component and it could help lower your blood pressure and increase good HDL and lowers the bad LDL. In short, it’s very beneficial, such a good mood booster for your day, good food for the brain as well and did you know how delicious it actually is?!
How to serve: This could be the world’s healthiest mocha and one stir or tablespoon of pure cacao into your cup of coffee could give you a huge amount of magnesium and antioxidant.
Pro tip: If you can get a pure organic or pure raw cacao, that would be the best so you can get the most benefits cacao can offer for you and learn the difference between raw cacao and cacao powder.
Since a lot of people are encouraged to limit their coffee intake, it does make sense to make the most of each cup you can have! If you already limit something you love, don’t limit the possibility of your creativity to make it the best you can have! Spice it up and make gain all the great benefits while you’re at it and take some risks of which superfood you like best!