While a morning cup of joe can be great for our health (being linked to a number of benefits such as a longer life, lessened chance of type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's prevention, great source of daily antioxidants, etc.), some of us choose morning coffees thinking of bettering our mental health (wink, wink). This can mean a coffee loaded up with the works: Yummy flavors, whipped creams, sugars, you name it... And hey, it's delicious! So who can blame us?
But if you're looking for ways to cut back on the sugar, whether it is for New Years Resolutions or just personal goals you've set for yourself, we can help! And good news! You don’t have to switch to black coffee just yet. There are plenty of ways to spice up your coffee. Here's five to get you started on the right foot.
1. Flavor with Cinnamon Powder
Give coffees and lattes a little kick with a dash of cinnamon. Having a teaspoon of cinnamon every day can help fight inflammation, lower blood sugar levels, and lower cholesterol levels. And besides that, it tastes GREAT with coffee!
2. Try A Milk Alternative
At High Point, we carry Almond, Soy, and Coconut milk, each having their own benefits in comparison to regular whole milk. As a little insight: Almond milk is great for creamier frappes. Soy adds a delicious nutty flavor to favorites like Vanilla Lattes or just plain drip coffee. Coconut milk is light, refreshing, and is best paired with iced coffees.
3. Brew Organic Beans
We roast our own selection of Fair Trade, Organic coffees, ranging from light to dark, that are always available to purchase in our shop.
4. Eat Breakfast Before Drinking Coffee
Get some food with your morning coffee. Studies have shown that drinking coffee before breakfast interferes with the body's production of cortisol, increasing one's tolerance and decreasing one's sensitivity to caffeine.
5. "Can You Make That Half-Sweet, Please?"
Still aren't ready to go cold turkey? Ask for your usual drink to be made half-sweet. This is the easiest way to eliminate half the sugar right off the bat!