I love coffee but don’t love how I feel when I drink most conventional brands. Rather than give it up completely, I’ve found ingredients to make my cup of coffee healthier. By healthier I mean, consuming fewer chemicals, processed sugar, and avoiding those jittery feelings.
I didn’t want to deprive myself if there were other options. Luckily, there are brands and ingredients available that are cleaner and easier on the body.
First, I learned that coffee can contain mold and other toxins. That’s part of the reason you might feel so crappy afterward. I stick to the brand Bulletproof as they take extra precautions to ensure clean, quality coffee. These days, I usually drink their decaf but it at least satisfies the coffee craving.
“Other coffee beans may be contaminated with mold toxins during the manufacturing process. We go the extra mile and test our beans to ensure you’re only drinking the cleanest brew.”
I’m not a huge fan of super sweet coffee but I like a little something to take the edge off. Instead of regular processed white sugar, I opt for coconut sugar as it is a gut-friendly option. Coconut sugar contains inulin which supports the growth of good bacteria in your gut. It also tastes delicious.
Clean Non-Dairy Milks
If dairy doesn’t agree with you, I love MALK Organics. These nut milks are super clean made without any binders or weird ingredients.
“MALK Organics products are dairy-, soy-, gluten-, GMO- and lactose-free and vegan friendly. No carrageenan. No binders. No colors or sweeteners Mother Nature wouldn’t recognize. Made with six ingredients or less, and more than one cup of sprouted organic nuts in every bottle, Cold-pressed with the latest technology to retain all the nutrients without losing any of the flavor.”
They are of course more expensive and need to be refrigerated but totally worth it.
There you have it. My favorite brands and ingredients for a healthier cup of coffee. All of these products can be found at Whole Foods.