Coffee is that drink that keeps us around a table for hours after a pleasant meal with friends, or it is the excuse to get to know that person even better. You can also get the benefits of healthy coffee by adding butter . Did you know?

Benefits of a healthy coffee

The truth is that coffee has a high concentration of antioxidants, many more than green tea and cocoa, and is a source of flavonoids that fight heart disease. Also, coffee is a diuretic. So coffee is a healthy and natural option to control free radicals.

Before knowing these ways of drinking healthy coffee, you have to know how to recognize which plant the coffee comes from: If the coffee bean is more bitter and with more caffeine, it comes from the Robusta plant. If it is lighter it will be Arabico .

Know these ways to have a healthy coffee and do not have any more regrets for those moments with a hot cup of coffee.

1. To drink a healthy coffee you must grind the coffee at the moment.

Coffee beans preserve aroma and flavor better, and the better the less time that has elapsed since the roasting process.
Therefore, the ideal is to grind the coffee at the time it is to be consumed . This way we preserve its aroma and its quality intact.
This leads us when buying to opt for coffee beans , and not the traditional ground coffee in packages. The coffee beans will preserve better since the roast and the structure of the bean protect it more against the contact of air. While ground coffee will end up losing its freshness.

2. To drink a healthy coffee you have to pay attention to the brewing water.

The quality of the water we use is very important. It must be fresh and preferably packaged.
The ideal proportion is 1 or 2 tablespoons of coffee per 200 cc of water, adding more or less coffee in the following preparations that we make in order to achieve a softer or stronger result.

3. For healthy coffee, do not add artificial sweeteners to coffee.

Enjoy coffee in a healthy way by swapping refined sugar for honey , stevia or cane sugar .
Although there are people who choose to drink coffee alone without any type of sweetener, the truth is that sweetening it will help eliminate the bitter touch of the first sip and allow you to enjoy its aroma to the fullest.

Honey is the natural sweetener par excellence and is more digestive than refined white sugar.
We also have stevia obtained from the Stevia Rebaudiana plant, whose properties improve gastrointestinal functions and increase our resistance to colds and flu .

Finally we find the whole cane sugar, obtained from the crushing of the sugar cane . Contains very healthy alkaline mineral salts for our body.

4. The storage place as the key to having a healthy coffee.

We will keep our coffee beans in an airtight container so that they do not absorb any odor or flavor from other products, and we can protect their aroma.
In addition, we will place this container in a dark and cool place where the sun’s rays do not reach it to preserve it from both heat and humidity.

These ways of drinking healthy coffee will be even healthier for you and your environment, if you choose to choose organic coffee beans . They will have been grown free of pesticides, which is good for your body since you consume a 100% natural product, and you will be helping to preserve the environment since chemical additives have not participated in their cultivation.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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