Coffee is an underestimated health food. It actually is good for you. It is full of antioxidants, essential nutrients, fiber, and it has many health benefits.
Please read “Coffee: Is It The Healthiest Beverage?” an earlier article I wrote on coffee’s benefits.
This article will show you how to increase its health benefits tenfold and turn it into the world’s healthiest coffee. And to top it off, it will be incredibly delicious. And for only pennies per day.
Staying healthy is a habit and a destination. What is better than starting your day with the most beneficial cup of coffee?
I drink two to three cups per day and have been drinking the coffee I’m about to describe for years.
All of its ingredients will be supported with scientific evidence. Let’s make the healthiest coffee in the world.
You will need the following ingredients:
- instant coffee (Preferably Taster’s Choice, Nescafe Brand)
- green cardamom seeds
- dark chocolate (85% or more cacao)
- stevia (Optional but recommended)
- skimmed milk (Optional but recommended)
How To Make The Healthiest Coffee
The coffee you will need to make the healthiest coffee is the instant kind, particularly Nescafe.
Instructions For Making The Coffee (Please look at my video above for clearer guidance)
- pour one teaspoon of instant coffee in a cup of cold water
- add 2 green crardamom seed
- add a piece of dark chocolate
- add Stevia to suit your taste (optional)
- add skimmed milk (optional)
- Put cup in a microwave for two to three minutes
Let’s take a look at the health benefits of all the ingredients.
Instant coffee was invented in 1901, but it was not sold to the public until 1938. Many people are not aware of the health benefits that this coffee type can provide you. Let’s take a look.
It Has The Highest Antioxidant Capacity
There is evidence that instant coffee has the highest antioxidant capacity of all other coffee types. It also has the highest amount of phenols when compared to different and more expensive coffee types.
Phenols are plant compounds considered highly potent antioxidants that can fight many diseases such as cancer, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes. They also protect your brain, are anti-inflammatory, and much more.
It Reduces The Risk Of Many Diseases
Drinking instant coffee reduces the risk of you getting many types of diseases. For example, Nescafe coffee has been shown to fight powerful bacteria that make you sick.
An Incredible Source Of Important Minerals
Interestingly, instant coffee is an incredible source of calcium, magnesium, and many other significant minerals your body needs to stay healthy.
It Is Antiviral
Studies show that instant coffee is also an antiviral. For example, it stopped the herpes simplex virus from multiplying.
Instant Coffee Can Suppress Coughs
One study showed that instant coffee suppressed coughs with the help of a protein found in this coffee called arabinogalactan-protein (AGP).
The study also showed that it could help modulate the immune system by regulating particular immune cells.
Caution: Instant Coffee Contains Acrylamide
You will find many articles on the internet stating that instant coffee will give you cancer and cause other problems for your health due to it containing acrylamide, a potentially harmful chemical.
However, science says otherwise. Many studies confirmed that there is no association with cancer and acrylamide intake you get from your diet. (See the study here).
Dark chocolate should be considered a superfood. It has an immense amount of benefits for your health. Please read my previous article, “15 Health Benefits Of Dark Chocolate,” for an informative review.
When you eat dark chocolate, certain bacteria in your gut ferment it and turns it into anti-inflammatory compounds that strengthen and protect your heart. (Here is the scientific evidence)
Like instant coffee, dark chocolate contains many phenolic antioxidants that can protect you from many diseases. It can protect your nerves and skin. It soothes your hunger. It is beneficial for mood, brain function, and much more. (See the scientific study here).
Green cardamom, also known as “the queen of spice,” is an incredible spice full of medicinal benefits.
Would you mind reading my previous article, “Cardamom: The Surprising Health Benefits Of The “Queen Of Spice,” for great reference on this spice?
Green cardamom contains potent compounds that are essential to health. Mainly, monoterpenes help regulate the immune system; help with respiratory problems; protect the brain, and are antibacterial.
Another constituent of cardamom is “cardamonin.” Studies have shown that cradamonin is:
- good for the arteries, and much more
Green cardamom is excellent for the skin and teeth. It can help you quit smoking, lowers blood pressure, aids digestion, fights breast cancer, and much more.
If you intend to sweeten your coffee, do not use sugar as it is harmful to the body. But instead, use Stevia.
Stevia is a zero-calorie sweetener and 100% natural. Its health benefits have been verified in human studies.
This natural sweetener has numerous health benefits and should be included when making the healthiest coffee.
Studies have shown that it is rich in antioxidants, amino acids, and vitamins. Its health benefits include: (See the study here)
- anti-hyperglycemic (counteracting the accumulation of too much sugar in your blood)
- hepatoprotective (protects the liver)
- anti-caries (protects your teeth)
- decreases obesity
- protects your kidney
- controls cholesterol
If you are the type that cannot drink coffee black, then I recommend skimmed milk. This milk is low in calories, high in protein, has extremely little fat, and mimics whole milk while giving you the full taste of the coffee.
If you desire to keep your coffee healthy, then you should avoid using coffee creamers.
For one, these creamers are an added source of calories. Many contain trans-fat, which is terrible for your cholesterol levels, while others contain sodium, sugar, corn syrup, and food coloring.
If you are lactose-intolerant, maybe you can replace the skimmed milk with plant-based milk, such as soy milk.
Soy milk appears to have the same protein levels found in skimmed milk, and it replicates the smooth, foamy feel of skimmed milk.
Staying healthy is an ongoing process. Start your morning with the healthiest coffee recipe described here.
All of the ingredients mentioned in making the healthiest coffee have been supported with scientific evidence.
The great thing is that it is easy to make and also easy on your wallet. The ingredients are easily obtainable, and to top it off, it is delicious.
Remember, drink this coffee in moderation. Please do not overdo it and drink ten cups per day.
Enjoy the coffee!