How You’re Drinking Your Coffee Wrong
96% of U.S. adults drink coffee in the morning, whether it's buying it from Dunkin' or Starbucks, or making it at home. But coffee typically is not the best for you with the added sugar and cream. So here is a list of the best ways to make your coffee a bit better.
- Replace the cream with butter- you heard me. Adding a bit of unsalted, grass fed butter will not only boost your enemy, it will also help you lose weight.
- Replace sugar with cinnamon- in the same vein as replacing cream with butter, cinnamon gives you the sweetness you need, and has much less calories.
- If you have left over coffee at the end of the day, do not pour it down the drain, instead pour it into an ice cube tray and freeze it, giving you coffee ice cubes for future frozen coffee use.
- Add a pinch of salt- The saltiness counteracts the bitterness and will give your coffee a smoother taste.
In addition to making your coffee taste better, there is a chance you're literally drinking coffee wrong.
If you are the type that wakes up and immediately drinks coffee you might want to look at the clock first. Apparently we have something in our bodies called cortisol that naturally gives us energy that supposedly releases around 7 am, noon, and 6 pm.
Therefore, it is recommended to drink coffee between 9 and 11 am, and between 1 and 3 pm to get the most out of the caffeine.
Finally, do not go large. I know we see large and think the more coffee, the more caffeine and we'll be more alert. But that is not the case.
The suggested size of coffee is between 8-12 ounces and it is recommended to drink it only when you're beginning to feel tired.