Many people can't call it morning without a cup of coffee, but is it really helping you out? Try these simple tricks to make your coffee even more effective, healthy and tasty!
Instead Of Milk Use Butter
It's obvious that milk and cream are not the healthy things to add to your coffee, but now you can have the same great taste with less of the guilt. Adding unsalted, grass-fed butter instead of milk or cream can help you lose weight and boost your energy.
Cinnamon Instead Of Sugar
Sugar is the other common guilty add-on in most coffees. In substitute for sugar other artificial substitutes are better, but most people aren't fond of them. The urge to add some sugar to your coffee can be replaced by adding a bit of cinnamon. It will sweeten up your drink without adding any calories.
Coffee Ice Cubes
Don't drain away your old coffee instead pour it into your ice cube tray. Later freezing your coffee into ice cubes, you can add them in your iced coffees so that they won't get watered down. Or you can pour milk over your ice cubes for the taste of a nice iced latte.
Homemade Coffee Syrups
Coffee from coffee shops tastes great because of the delicious syrups added to it. You can make them yourself, to avoid those expensive trips to the coffee shops. Start with stirring 2 cups of sugar into 2 cups of water over low heat until it dissolves. Add vanilla extract, caramel, or raspberries by mashing it, depending on the flavor of syrup you want, and stir well unless it’s mixed completely.
Add Salt To Bitter Coffee
Adding a pinch of salt to the bitter coffee can save you from suffering from the bitter taste of it. The saltiness counteracts the bitterness and gives the coffee a smoother taste.
Choose Your Coffee Break Wisely
The stress hormone cortisol is produced naturally by your body to give you a burst of energy at around morning 7 am, noon, and evening 6 pm. You can drink your coffee between 9:30-11:30 am and 1:30-5 pm, to make most of it when your cortisol level dips.
Bake With Your Old Coffee
Old coffee can still make a delicious treat; you'll just be eating it instead of drinking it. A true coffee addict will love the flavors of coffee in cookies or brownies instead of water in the recipe.
Add To Beans, Not Cup
You're probably used to adding extra ingredients to your coffee after it's already in your mug. Instead, you should add sweeteners or flavors to your beans before you grind them. Cinnamon, lemon zest, and chocolate are some good options you can add to your grinder so that your coffee will taste great without any add-ins after pouring.
How Coffee Effects Your Work
Sometimes a lot of coffee can help you work faster, and other times it does not helps at all. Why is this so? It is because coffee can only help you on your repetitive tasks to make it faster , but not on creative ones. If you are having coffee in morning while inputting data coffee will be a great aid , but if you need to come up with creativity or an ad campaign, it will do its work of keeping you awake.
Boost Coffee's Effects With Grapefruit
The effects of caffeine tend to diminish the more often we drink it. The first-time-I-ever-drank-coffee taste can be felt with the help of some grapefruit. The very healthy fat in the fruit will help slow the absorption process of the caffeine in your body.
While coffee has a mild effect for dehydrating, the caffeine in it provides more than enough support to get you working. The increase of adrenaline intake allows you to push yourself harder than normal, and it also releases fatty acids from your fat tissues. A cup of coffee 15-30 minutes before a workout acts as an excellent motivator, but not a substitute of water thou..
Small And Frequent Is The Way To Go
A lot of people like to start their day with a huge cup of coffee that they think will get them through the day. Actually, small and more frequent doses of caffeine are much more effective than one large dose. Whenever you're feeling tired or sleepy you can drink a small cup of coffee.