Millions of Americans cannot function without a cup of hot coffee in the morning. With that being said, many people do not drink coffee black. Instead, most people load their coffee with cream and sugar. Drinking coffee that is full of sugar and cream can become very unhealthy over time.
Recent research has shown that drinking black coffee provides many health benefits. For one, black coffee has been shown to suppress hunger. Furthermore, coffee is loaded with many antioxidants that help to improve liver function.
No matter how you drink your coffee, you will be getting the health benefits of the beverage. There are, however, several hacks that can help improve the health of your coffee as well as make it more fun to drink without making it unhealthy.
While there are many coffee hacks, we have decided to focus on 8 really great ones. Some of these hacks may surprise you, and that’s because coffee can be used in a number of different ways. So, without further ado, here is our list…
8 Coffee Hacks You Need To Know
8. Make Your Coffee Bulletproof
Bulletproof coffee has been made popular by Dave Asprey, also known as The Bulletproof Executive. What you do is you first start with organic, pesticide free coffee. He recommends his Bulletproof coffee brand and says that it is also of a variety that is mycotoxin (molds, etc.) free. After brewing the coffee, you blend it with 1 – 2 tablespoons of MCT oil and 1 – 2 tablespoons of grass-fed butter.
This particular combination has many benefits. It guarantees you get plenty of healthy fats that you need. It also has been said to increase brain function, weight management and help with energy.
7. Make Ice Cubes Out Of Leftover Coffee
This hack may seem a bit strange to some people, but it’s actually pretty smart. Pouring leftover coffee into an ice tray will create coffee ice cubes. Why would anyone need coffee ice cubes?
Well, placing coffee ice cubes in an iced latte or iced coffee will not water down the beverage. If you are feeling decadent, you can also add cookies or chocolate chips into the coffee ice cubes for additional flavor.
6. Add An Extract
Many of the flavoring added to coffee today is going to be artificial. Artificial anything is slowly but surely wreaking havoc on your body. If you like flavored coffee, you can add flavor to your coffee with pure and organic extracts. Vanilla, hazelnut, almond, peppermint and orange extracts are all great choices.
5. Use Coconut Milk Instead of Regular Milk or Cream
Coconut milk is a great replacement for dairy that offers greater health benefits than straight up milk or cream. The fat in coconut is of a special that aids in overall health and weight loss.
4. Recycle Used Coffee Grounds
Other than tasting delicious and providing several health benefits, coffee has a number of additional uses. Rather than throwing out old coffee grounds, you can use them as a fertilizer for plants. Coffee grounds provide several nutrients that will help plants grow healthy and strong. Furthermore, dried up coffee makes for a great deodorizer.
3. Bitter Coffee Can Be Cured With Salt
Anyone who works in an office will tell you how disgusting old coffee can taste. However, adding a pinch of salt will remove that bitter taste from that important cup of coffee. The bitterness will be gone, and you will be able to sip your coffee without cringing.
2. Add Grapefruit To Your Coffee
People who drink a lot of coffee on a regular basis may find it difficult to feel that boost of energy. However, adding some grapefruit to your cup of coffee can prove to be very helpful. Grapefruit slows down the body’s absorption rate of caffeine.
1. Use Cinnamon Instead of Sugar
There are so many amazing health benefits of cinnamon. Instead of using sugar or toxic artificial sweeteners, enjoy your coffee with cinnamon instead.
Who knew that drinking coffee could be so complex? No matter when or how you drink your coffee, it’s important to enjoy it. I’ll take mine light and sweet please.