Is Your Morning Coffee KILLING You?

by Kevin DiDonato

What can you say about this magical elixir?  A whole lot of GREAT things of course!

Coffee, in and of itself, may be an extremely healthy drink to have.  It contains polyphenols, antioxidants, and other powerful nutrients that could keep your body healthy.

It also has caffeine, which could keep you alert and moving throughout the day.

But here is the problem: Most people do not drink coffee correctly in order reap the health benefits.

They load it up with sugar and creamer, which could add extra calories to your day, plus some pretty dangerous additives.

Of course, sugar could make you fat, lead to diabetes, and send your blood sugar skyrocketing.

We all know that.

But it’s the creamer that could be far more dangerous for your health.

Let’s take a look:

1. Creamy, Thick Texture

Creamer is thick, rich, and creamy which makes it very appealing.

But here’s the problem: Creamer contains thickening agents that could boost inflammation and destroy the health of your cells.

One popular thickener found in most creamers is carrageenan, which research shows could boost inflammation in your body and could even cause GI distress.

And inflammation could lead to the development of heart disease, among other chronic diseases.

2.  Flavorings

Face it, coffee itself may be a little bitter.  And this is why some people tend to add flavored creamers to their coffee.

Now, some of these flavored creamers may all-natural.  But the chances are pretty slim.

Most commercial creamers that are flavored contain artificial flavoring.   And this could lead to some issues with how you taste food.

You see, flavorings are pretty sweet, which could change how your body tastes other foods.

Flavorings could make your body crave sweeter foods, which could make healthier food options taste bland.

3. Hydrogenated Oils

Besides other thickeners and emulsifiers, creamer manufacturers use something else: Partially hydrogenated oils.

These oils, which may extend the shelf-life and give the creamer a thicker, creamier texture, could increase your intake of trans-fats.

And, as you know, trans-fats have been shown to negatively impact cholesterol levels by increasing LDL cholesterol and lowering HDL cholesterol.

Trans-fats have also been shown to increase the risk for developing heart disease!

Take Home Message

Coffee is the number one drink consumed by most people around the world, next to water.

It is a healthy drink that contains potent antioxidants and polyphenols that could improve your health and even boost your weight loss.

However, most people destroy the powerful health benefits by adding too much sugar and creamer to their cup of Joe.

Now, if you want to improve your health, then you need to avoid the sugar that you put in your coffee.

You should also avoid using most commercial creamers as they contain additives, thickeners, and other toxic ingredients that could destroy your health.

So, if you really want to maximize the effects of coffee, then you should drink it plain.  Not only will your health benefit from it, but your waistline may as well!

About Mark


Mark Dilworth is a Lifestyle and Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 he has owned Your Fitness University, Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.