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3 Ways to Enjoy Your Coffee Guilt-Free

By Genevieve Cunningham

Coffee is more than a drink. It’s a way of life. If you enjoy your morning cup of black bitterness, you probably ignore any evidence or information that suggests that coffee isn’t healthy. Of course, anyone who is even slightly health conscious likely still has that nagging voice in the back of their head. It’s that voice that tells you to break the addiction and give it up ... which, as all coffee drinkers know, is way easier said than done! Luckily, it’s possible to have your coffee and drink it, too! If you’re a coffee lover, take a look at these three ways to enjoy your morning (or afternoon!) cup completely guilt-free.

Skip the Sugary Additions

Coffee, in and of itself, isn’t actually terribly unhealthy. It’s all of the calorie-ridden, sugary additions that we put into the coffee that often makes it an unhealthy choice. If you can, avoid these additions, or at the very least, cut back significantly. It’s OK to add a little sugar, but don’t go overboard. It’s OK to add some cream, but don’t fill your cup halfway with whole milk. If you can avoid too many of the unhealthy additives, you can enjoy your coffee without the negative side effects.

Limit Yourself

If you can’t give up the additives, another option may be to simply limit the number of cups you have per day. Do you usually drink sugar-loaded coffee multiple times per day? Try sticking to the mornings only. While this might take a little adjusting, it’s a great way to have your coffee without the guilt, calories, or extra caffeine.

Buy an Expensive Option

We’re not talking Starbucks here. If you want to be healthy, try out some of the healthy coffees that are available on the market. There are some that fit the keto diet, some that are tested multiple times for mold, and some that guarantee freshness. The catch? These healthier options are often a little more expensive. But if you’re serious about health and coffee, it’s a small price to pay to have the best of both worlds.

Coffee is so good. And if you're used to having a cup (or two!) in the morning, then it can be hard to give it up. Luckily, you don't have to! Use these tips to keep your coffee addiction under control, and enjoy your guilty pleasure without the guilt.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Asheville, N.C.

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