A glass of water first… 5 ways to drink coffee well

Dairy products, added flavoring, etc.

A cup of coffee
There are ways to drink coffee in a healthier way. [사진=클립아트코리아]

Excessive intake of caffeine through coffee causes side effects such as insomnia. On the other hand, caffeine also has several health benefits. Studies have shown that caffeine works to lower the risk of diseases caused by alcohol.

A study comparing coffee and tea found that drinking coffee lowered the risk of liver cirrhosis. Caffeine lowers the risk of diseases such as Parkinson’s disease and type 2 diabetes.

Studies have shown that drinking coffee every day reduces the risk of suicide by 50%. According to a research team from the School of Public Health at Harvard University in the United States, people who drank 2 to 4 cups of coffee a day had a lower risk of suicide than those who did not.

Caffeine can’t produce a strong effect like a drug, but it can act as an antidepressant, albeit weakly. Caffeine promotes the production of brain neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine, which helps to overcome depression.

Experts say, “Even if you are not a depressed patient, drinking a light cup of coffee every morning can improve your mood.” In a situation where both alcohol and cigarettes have proven to be extremely harmful to health, coffee remains as one of the few favorite items that can be enjoyed without worry. In this regard, we summarized how to enjoy coffee in a healthier way introduced by the US weekly magazine ‘Time’.

△ Drink water

Caffeine has a diuretic effect, but if you consume it repeatedly, you don’t have to worry about dehydration because our body adapts to it. However, people who start their day with coffee tend not to drink enough water. When you wake up, it is desirable to first drink a glass of water and then make coffee.

△ Enjoy without sugar

Artificial sweeteners have no calories, but they increase your risk of obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Try to enjoy the taste of coffee, not the sweetness. If that’s not possible, it’s better to add about a teaspoon of real sugar instead of artificial sweeteners.

△ Drink before nap

We think of coffee as a ‘rejuvenating medicine’, but its effects usually only appear after 30 minutes. Therefore, if you drink coffee and enjoy a 30-minute nap, you will be able to wake up with great energy. However, don’t try it after the sun goes down. Because it can disturb your sleep at night.

Adding dairy products

Serve with milk or cream. Various nutrients can be added. You can also use milk or cream made from almonds or coconut. It has the advantage of being low in calories and providing heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.

△Add flavoring

One of the best tricks to reduce your sugar intake is to become familiar with spices like cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg. Spices also have their own benefits, including antioxidant effects. Ceylon cinnamon, for example, helps regulate blood sugar and insulin.

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