What Does This Mean To You?
The good news is that coffee is not something that’s so unhealthy that you need to stop drinking it right now. However, there are some things that can make this drink unhealthy for you. If you are one of those people that drink more than six cups of coffee a day, it’s a good idea to start cutting back on your intake.
If you happen to be one of those people that don’t sleep well at night or have a hard time getting to sleep, you may want to stop drinking coffee earlier in the day to help get the effects of caffeine out of your system. This may take a little experimentation to find what time works best for you.
Try stopping earlier and earlier in the day until you notice a positive difference in your sleep patterns. You may want to switch to decaf if you happen to have a health condition that can be worsened by caffeine.
How To Make Coffee Healthier?
Aside from simply failing to add sugar and dairy and choosing decaf, there are other ways to increase the healthfulness of your coffee. One is to choose coffee that is less likely to have harmful mold in it.
The Bulletproof Coffee guy is building an empire on that premise, which is a sound one (who really wants mold in their coffee?)
Even worse than mold are the chemicals intentionally added to coffee. Conventional coffee is one of the most heavily treated foods in terms of added chemicals. Pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and more are all slathered liberally onto your coffee beans.
Thus this is one case where it’s difficult to dispute the superiority of buying organic. Organic coffee can be difficult to find at coffee shops but it’s getting more common in grocery stores and you can definitely find organic options online at sites like Thrive Market.