The coffee additions every health expert swears by.
Long gone are the days of enjoying just a cup of coffee, with your cup of coffee!
The modern world has us adding all kinds of weird and wacky things into our morning latte… but why?
Sure, these are ultra-trendy and instagramable coffees people are making here, but do the health benefits really back them up? We asked our wellness experts to explain.
THE ULTIMATE COFFEE BOOSTERS
1. Turmeric + Black Pepper
The active constituent in turmeric known as curcumin is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory powerhouse. Although turmeric has been trending for years recently, people have found adding it to their coffee hides its strong flavour well!
The black pepper is purely to make the turmeric more bioavailable, as it is poorly absorbed by the body on its own.
How to add it: Add ½ a teaspoon of turmeric with a ¼ a teaspoon of black pepper mixed or blended into your latte.
Yes - you read that right. Mushrooms in coffee is now a thing.
Coming in a powder form, these mushrooms have a plethora of medicinal properties:
Enhanced cognitive function
Adaptogenic properties (more on adaptogens here)
How to add it: 1-2 teaspoons of medicinal mushrooms mixed into your coffee is all you need.
If you’re heading into the winter months adding a little bit of cinnamon to your coffee sounds pretty damn delicious.
Cinnamon is one of the most underrated superfoods on the market, packing a punch when it comes to health benefits. Some include:
Blood sugar regulation (meaning you don’t get that energy crash)
Reduced blood pressure & improved heart health
Immune cell support
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our skin responsible for giving you that baby-face glow you took for granted in your younger years. But here’s the issue...
Midway through your 20’s collagen begins to decline by 1-2% every single year causing all those fine lines, wrinkles and signs of ageing to appear.
To replace the collagen that is lost, it must be taken by a supplement as it cannot come from diet alone - this is where the ultimate coffee beauty booster comes in.
How to add it: Add 1-2 teaspoons of our SWIISH Wellness GLOW Marine Hydrolysed Collagen Powder to your coffee every morning. This flavourless addition dissolves instantly so you won’t taste a thing!
5. Cayenne Pepper
For those of you that can handle a bit of a kick, cayenne pepper is a great coffee addition to get the metabolism going.
Its active constituent, capsaicin, can increase and support the digestion of fats in particular.
As well as this, cayenne pepper can help reduce insulin spikes which come as a bi-product of coffee consumption. When insulin is high your hunger hormone has also shown to increase - meaning the control of this can ensure you stay fuller for longer!