UP YOUR COFFEE BUZZ!
Give your cuppa a health boost with these ingredients, says dietitian CAITLIN ANDERSON
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.