What are the latest trends in what to put in your coffee? Some people are opting for spices, various milks, and even butter in their daily cup of coffee, claiming health benefits:
1. Cinnamon: This spice is a good way to add flavor to your coffee without adding empty calories or heavily changing its natural taste. Cinnamon is also good for you- it helps strengthen the immune system, boost brain function, and can lower blood sugar levels.
2. Cashew, coconut, or almond milk: These milks are much lower in fat than cream, and bring different flavors to your coffee along with some health benefits. Many coconut milks don’t contain lactose or hydrogenated oils.
3. Grass-fed butter: This may be a surprise, but it is said that this creates a rich cup of coffee and decreases the amount of time it takes for your body to metabolize coffee’s caffeine. This equates to more energy with a lower crash rate. However, your regular grocery store butter likely won’t produce the same effects.
4. Eggs: Whole raw eggs or egg yolks can emulsify a warm cup of coffee, especially when blended with honey, salt, cinnamon, cocoa, or cayenne. Egg whites are easier for the body to digest as well.
If you’re looking for the healthiest cup of coffee, though, your best bet is to drink it black.