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Four Ingredients to Avoid Adding to Your Coffee

Coffee is a staple in many people's morning routines, but certain additives can drain your energy and cause unwanted side effects.

Here are three things to avoid adding to your coffee if you want to steer clear of jitters and crashes:

Artificial Sweeteners - 

Sweeteners like aspartame and sucralose can cause various issues; some people with sensitivities may experience headaches and digestive problems. Opt for natural sweeteners like honey or maple syrup instead.

Creamers – 

Many creamers contain ingredients such as hydrogenated oils and high fructose corn syrup, which can lead to weight gain and other health problems. Use almond milk or coconut milk for a creamy texture without the extra sugar.

Flavored Syrups – 

Although flavored syrups can be tasty, they are loaded with sugar and artificial ingredients. For a natural flavor boost without added sugar, try adding fresh fruit or spices like cinnamon or nutmeg.

Whipped Cream – 

In general whipped cream should be avoided in coffee because it adds unnecessary fat and calories, which can contribute to weight gain and negate the potential health benefits of coffee. Additionally, it can mask the natural flavors of the coffee, diminishing the overall drinking experience. Instead of whipped cream, consider using a splash of low-fat milk or a plant-based milk alternative like almond, oat, or soy milk.

If you're seeking an energy boost without the caffeine jitters, there are plenty of healthy alternatives to coffee that can provide the same pick-me-up without the negative side effects. Great options include matcha tea, golden milk lattes, chicory coffee, apple cider vinegar drinks, fresh juices and smoothies, and kombucha or herbal teas. 

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Brittany Domier

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