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The One Anti-Inflammatory Ingredient You Should Add To Your Coffee To Shrink Your Waistline

July 4, 2019 by Lisa Fogarty
shefinds | Food

Make the most of your morning cup of coffee by adding ingredients to it that will only improve upon it and enhance its health benefits.

For some loyal coffee drinkers, that may mean skipping (or at least taking a break from) coffee creamers that are loaded with fat, calories, and sugar and actual scoops of sugar itself. For others, it may just mean adjusting their cup of coffee to include a dash or two of an anti-inflammatory topping that can improve health outcomes.

This is the one anti-inflammatory ingredient you should add to your coffee to shrink your waistline.

coffee

On its own, coffee contains antioxidants that fight free radicals that can damage cells. It’s also low in calories, with just 5 calories per serving, and contains caffeine that gives your metabolism a sweet boost and can suppress your appetite.


By adding an anti-inflammatory ingredient, you’ll also improve upon coffee’s ability to curb dangerous inflammation in the body that has been linked to diseases and obesity.

turmeric

Add a dash of earthy turmeric to your coffee and you’ll instantly boost its anti-inflammatory properties.


Turmeric is a powerful spice that contains curcumin, which has “antioxidant, antiviral, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties,” according to The Alternative Daily, which adds:


“Research from the Journal of Cancer Prevention suggests that turmeric consumption in India is high. Residents consume it fresh, in root form or in dried ground form — up to four grams per person, per day. Research goes on to report that overall cancer rates are significantly lower in India than in Western countries, which is attributed (among other factors) to the high levels of curcumin consumed.”

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Turmeric Coffee Latte


Not sure how to incorporate turmeric into your coffee? Try this Turmeric Coffee Latte recipe, which is rich, creamy, delicious, and an anti-inflammatory dream come true.


You’ll need the following ingredients:


Coconut milk

Vanilla extract

Stevia sweetener

Ground turmeric

Ground ginger

Ground cinnamon

Brewed espresso

cinnamon

If turmeric is too strong for your taste and you’d prefer to keep it out of coffee and save it for stews, never fear: cinnamon is the amazing anti-inflammatory alternative that will give your cup of Joe a delish taste and help curb inflammation.


There are so many ways to brew coffee with cinnamon, but here’s a simple method: whip up this Whole30 Cinnamon Coffee recipe using just three ingredients:


Medium roast coffee

Ground cinnamon

Hot water

Author:

Lisa Fogarty is a lifestyle writer and reporter based in New York who covers health, wellness, relationships, sex, beauty, and parenting.

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