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Top Ways To Make Your Coffee Or Tea Habit Healthier
4. Don’t Go the Flavored Creamer Route
Although those sound so tempting (Hazelnut creamer anyone?) they aren’t creamer or milk at all. Those flavored creamers in those little individual cups are nothing more than hydrogenated vegetable oil (which means GMO corn oil or GMO soybean oil), high fructose corn syrup, and artificial flavors. There are ways to get these flavors without all the health defeating chemicals, keep reading to find out how.
5. Add Spices
This is a great way to get the health benefits of certain spices and flavor up your coffee at the same time. Cinnamon, for example, is a great flavor enhancer for coffee and it can help control your blood sugar levels. Nutmeg is another one that stimulates and regulates your digestive tract. Simply put a teaspoon or so of these spices in the bottom of your coffee pot before you turn on the coffee maker. Don’t be afraid to experiment!
6. Skip the Refined Sugars
You already know that sugar is not good for you, and those artificial sweeteners are even worse, but when it comes to our beloved morning cup of coffee, we tell ourselves that little white lie and say “Just this little bit won’t hurt.” The problem with sugar is the more you eat, the more you want. To make things worse, sugar today often comes from GMO sugar beets and this can lead to problems with the liver as well as gastrointestinal problems.
Use a low glycemic, more natural sugar such as coconut sugar, date sugar, real maple sugar or even raw, organic honey. All of these are a better choice than regular white, refined table sugar.
7. Tea Lovers Use Lemon
Many people love to add milk to their tea but as we already discussed above, dairy is really not a good option. Skip the milk and add lemon instead! Lemon in your herbal tea boosts the healthy properties of whatever type of tea you are drinking and adds some powerful liver cleansing compounds. Lemons are also loaded with healthy antioxidants so feel free to squeeze a little sunshine into that cup.