Lifestyle Food and Recipes 13 Sep 2019 Boost your daily cof ...

Boost your daily coffee with these healthy additives

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | Edited by : KAVITA MALLYA
Published Sep 13, 2019, 5:22 pm IST
Updated Sep 13, 2019, 5:22 pm IST
Adding these things to your coffee increases its nutritional value.
While coffee already has its own host of benefits, there are certain extra ingredients you can add to your coffee to fortify it further. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)
 While coffee already has its own host of benefits, there are certain extra ingredients you can add to your coffee to fortify it further. (Photo: Representational/Pixabay)

Most people need their daily dose of caffeine in the mornings to function. Coffee is one of the most favoured morning drinks that people have to kick start their day.

While coffee already has its own host of benefits, there are certain extra ingredients you can add to your coffee to fortify it further. Adding these things makes coffee better for your body and mind as well.

 

Butter

Butter maybe the last thing that you would put in your coffee, but here is why you should do it. Make bullet-proof coffee at home by adding unsalted butter or clarified butter to your coffee. This is a good move for those on a keto diet as it helps with ketosis. Due to the fat content, butter also makes you feel fuller for a long time.

Chaga Mushroom

Mushroom and coffee isn’t really a combination that you would imagine, but this isn’t any ordinary portobello or oyster mushroom. Chaga is a species of medicinal mushroom that is sold in a powder form. This powder can be easily added to your daily coffee. It has anti-oxidants that is beneficial for wellness and immunity. Add chaga powder to your coffee to add a little more zen to your life.

Lion’s mane mushroom

Lion’s mane mushroom is consumed by those who want a boost of focus and concentration. This powerful ingredient helps increase out cognitive function when consumed regularly. It stimulates the nervous system by stimulating the NGF (nerve growth factor) production. NGF ensures continuous regeneration of neurons throughout the body.

Ashwagandha

This herbal ingredient is a powerful adaptogen, which helps the body cope with stress. It also balances out your hormones. Ashwagandha powder is also beneficial for those suffering from anxiety. It must be consumed daily to get its benefit as adaptogens don’t start working overnight.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon is commonly added to milk to increase its flavour. If you feel that the other additives to coffee are a little too out there, then try putting simple cinnamon powder in it. It gives your body a health boost and also lowers blood sugar and cholesterol levels. It also tastes great when added to your morning cuppa.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is becoming everyone’s go-to product for everything from makeup removal to direct consumption. This oil is especially good for those following the keto diet as coconut oil makes sure that the body uses ketones rather than glucose in its metabolic state. The presence of medium-chain triglycerides makes it a good energy source.

 

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