It's Fall and that means pumpkin spice lattes, salted caramel coffee, and maple flavored java are all hitting the shelves and sneakily ruining your daily cup of coffee! Although these delicious flavors taste like Fall melted in our cups, they are packed with added sugars, sodium, and other processed ingredients. Change your life and change what you're putting in your coffee cup to live a hot & healthy lifestyle.
Flavored creamers usually contain a high amount of trans fat and sugar. Consuming too much trans fat raises your LDL, or bad cholesterol, which raises your risk of heart disease and stroke. It also lowers your HDL levels, which are considered good cholesterol. If you need time to transition, make sure you read labels to purchase something with lower trans fat levels. You can also purchase nut milk "creamers" as a replacement that usually contains more natural ingredients and still tastes great!
Although these creamers may taste heavenly, there's actually a multitude of health benefits when you drink coffee without them. Black coffee, in moderation, actually boosts your memory function and helps the nerves in your brain stay active! This can lower your risk of cognitive diseases possibly developing in the future. After a cup of joe, your adrenaline will start pumping, which not only gives your body more energy, but will improve physical performance if you drink a cup before your gym sesh. On top of that, black coffee will break down stored body fat and release those fat cells into your blood stream for your body to use as fuel.
Not adding anything to your coffee will help detox your liver. Drinking black coffee daily can prevent liver cancer from developing, can prevent hepatitis, fatty liver disease, and cirrhosis from alcohol. After drinking coffee, it will pass through the liver and lower levels of harmful enzymes in your bloodstream.
Did you know coffee is a diuretic? That means, drinking black coffee will make you urinate more often. Your body will then flush out bacteria and toxins during your bathroom break and we're all about that detox life. Drinking coffee gives us more energy and focus of course, but it also contains a multitude of antioxidants that leads to improved health. Your cup of joe contains Vitamins B2, B3, B5, Potassium, Manganese, and Magnesium just in one cup!
Signs of inflammation will decrease with your daily coffee intake. Increased inflammation in the body can lead to chronic diseases and pain, which is why it's so important to focus on lowering inflammation. Lastly, your central nervous system will be stimulated after drinking coffee. This will make you feel happier by releasing dopamine into your system and will actuomatically boost your mood with every sip!
Try to slowly decrease any coffee additives to get used to drinking your java in it's natural state. There's also naturally flavored coffee beans that will do the trick to satisfy your taste buds! Pro tip, adding ground cinnamon to your coffee before brewing always is a game changer. Monk fruit, agave nectar, honey, and stevia are all natural sweeteners for those that need a tiny sweet boost. Black coffee will change your life for the better one cup at a time. Cheers, sweat squad!