UP YOUR COF­FEE BUZZ!

Give your cuppa a health boost with these in­gre­di­ents, says di­eti­tian CAITLIN AN­DER­SON

Woman’s Day (Australia) - - Health -

VIR­GIN CO­CONUT OIL

Lau­ric acid, found in vir­gin co­conut oil, can pro­tect you from harm­ful pathogens – such as bac­te­ria, viruses and fungi – due to its an­timi­cro­bial ti icro­bial prop­er­ties. Its medium chain triglyc­erides can as­sist in sta­bil­is­ing ap­petite and sugar crav­ings through­out the day.

SIBERIAN GIN­SENG

Na­tive to north-east Asia, this woody shrub is of­ten re­ferred to as an adap­to­gen and can in­crease your re­sis­tance to daily stress. This may be due to Siberian gin­seng’s abil­ity to re­duce the du­ra­tion and sever­ity of fa­tigue.

CIN­NA­MON

Known for its many health-pro­mot­ing prop­er­ties, cin­na­mon is a pow­er­ful an­tiox­i­dant that can help de­lay the age­ing process, re­duce blood sugar lev­els and pre­vent in­flam­ma­tion.

CURCUMIN

The ac­tive in­gre­di­ent found in the bright yel­low spice turmeric, curcumin has been sci­en­tif­i­cally proven to al­le­vi­ate de­pres­sive symp­toms, such as stress and anx­i­ety. It can also re­duce the risk of some can­cers, due to its an­tiox­i­dant and anti-in­flam­ma­tory prop­er­ties. The ad­di­tion of black pep­per in­creases the bioavail­abil­ity of curcumin, mak­ing it eas­ier for our bod­ies to ab­sorb.

SU­PER­FOODS

Com­pa­nies such as be­forey­ous­peak­cof­fee.com are mak­ing it eas­ier for you to pack more nu­tri­tion into your daily caf­feine rou­tine. Their pre-made in­stant cof­fee sa­chets are in­fused with mul­ti­ple su­per­foods. Sim­ply add wa­ter or your choice of milk.

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