Coffee is the go-to for many people wanting a cognitive boost. While coffee by itself is a very healthful drink, many people add sugar either to reduce the bitterness or add additional flavor. For those who are trying to cut back on sugar who don’t enjoy the original taste of coffee, try adding salt instead. The sodium chloride creates ions that can suppress bitterness and enhance flavor. In fact, several countries – Turkey, Hungary, and Sweden – all add salt to coffee as a matter of routine. Coffee has many health benefits, but only if you skip the cream and sugar! If you need to add something, try a pinch of salt next time.