From washing windows to organizing bedroom closets, for many spring cleaning is underway! While you’re busily dusting every corner of your house, have you thought about cleaning your coffee cup? I’m not talking about placing it in the dishwasher, but what I am talking about is pouring out your unhealthy coffee. We often hear about eating clean, but drinking clean is just as important for your health. We know that water is the cleanest choice of drinks, but let’s be honest, we enjoy the flavor that hits our tastebuds when we sip our favorite coffee drinks. How can you keep the flavor and keep it healthy? Well, it’s possible to have the best of both worlds in your coffee cup every morning!
Coffee is packed with more than just flavor
Mmmm! The aroma of coffee brewing in the morning is enough to get most people excited about starting their day. Whether you wait in line at your favorite coffee shop or fill your favorite mug at home, a cup of coffee is an essential part of the day for many Americans.
According to a survey released by the National Coffee Association (yes, it really does exist), 7 out of 10 Americans drink coffee every week, 62 percent drink it every day, and the average American drinks a little over three cups a day!
Undoubtedly, drinking coffee gives you an energy boost, but it has other benefits that can help you live a longer, healthier life.
According to studies, drinking coffee can lower your risk for diabetes, heart disease, Parkinson’s, kidney disease, and liver problems.
With all of coffee’s superpowers, you may be thinking that there’s nothing left to do but to drink up. Before you pour up another cup of your favorite Joe, let’s talk about how what you’re adding to your coffee can make or break your health.
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Creamers, sugars, and syrups oh my!
A double shot of this and two extra packets of that is what many coffee drinkers add to their cups each day.
From pumpkin spice to butter pecan, the flavors of creamers and syrups are endless. However, those sweet additions can come at an unhealthy price.
If you didn’t know, some of your favorite restaurants have the unhealthiest coffee drinks. Some of the most popular coffee drinks have up to