So in this blog post today, I am not going to tell you that coffee is bad for you or that you should stop drinking it. I am going to give you some tips to better enjoy it and make your body handle it better.
Here are my top 5 tips for drinking coffee:
2. Grind your own coffee beans each morning for maximum freshness, better taste, and enhanced alkalinity. Coffee beans when pre-ground and exposed to the air can easily go rancid which causes a bitter taste and an acidic environment in your body.
3. Before you drink your coffee, drink a tall glass of water upon waking to flush out excess toxins from your body that have leeched out over night (adding freshly squeezed lemon juice will help to further alkalize your body). It's important to eat something nutritious for breakfast such as steel cut oats, a protein smoothie or eggs to coat your stomach, rev up the metabolism and stabilize blood sugar levels. Once you have done this, then the coffee will not be as harsh on your gut, and you will not have such a big spike in the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol that can wreck havoc on your adrenals, causing you to burn out.
4. Stick to one cup a day before noon. Really savor and enjoy it. Black coffee is best to avoid adding further acidic dairy in the diet. If you must have coffee with milk, try coconut or almond milk instead of dairy, and if you really don't like these alternatives, drink black coffee with a little splash of organic full cream milk.
5. Add healthy fats to your coffee to make it more nutritious and create a gentler effect on the body. I love this coffee recipe from Wellness Mama:
1 cup organic coffee
1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil
1 tsp. grass fed butter or ghee
1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Put all ingredients in a blender and mix on high speed for 20 seconds until frothy. Drink immediately and enjoy all the energy!
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