That’s why you should drink your morning coffee black.
Monday again. I bet while reading this you’re enjoying your coffee to-go to get awake. But what exactly are you drinking? (I hope for you it’s a black coffee).
During Fashion Week, I joined Julia for a coffee at Starbucks in Berlin Mitte. While queuing and waiting, I snapped some others’ orders. I was quite shocked about their requests: “An iced Venti Vanilla Latte without sugar but with soy milk, please” or “I’d like a decaf Grande Cappuccino with low-fat milk and caramel syrup to go, please”.
With the utmost respect for personalization and extras, but in my opinion, these beverages have nothing to do with coffee (in its original form). I’m a boring Cappuccino drinker. Sometimes, I’m drinking my coffee black, not too often though.
OK, coffee without milk and sugar has a bitter. But if you manage to overcome yourself it could be good for your health. Statistics show that the black gold reduces the risk of diabetes-2 and protects against dementia and also brain attack and kidney cancer. But only fresh, dark roasted coffee drunk black keeps you fit. In combination with milk and sugar, it’s losing its health-promoting effect. If you don’t like the taste of coffee but still want to benefit from the advantages, you may switch to alternatives like caffeine-pills or maté.
And Now, Watch Out You Fashion Gurus!
You may integrate coffee into your beauty routine: the coffee brewing releases antioxidants that work against the ageing process. Do you like the idea? Then make a facial mask of it. What you need:
2 tbsp. coffee
2 tbsp. cream
1 tbsp. honey
Blend it all and apply the mixture to your face. After 15 minutes, rinse off thoroughly with lukewarm water.
It works perfectly against eye circles, by the way! The caffeine helps to reduce the dark parts. Soak a cotton pad in black coffee and apply them to your swollen eyes. On top of this, we’ve got a tip in store for your hair (attention: for black and brown hair only): massage the cold coffee as well as the grounds into your roots and scalp. Caffeine reanimates dull hair and brings back its natural shine.
So, you see how black coffee can be good for your health. Give the black sheep a try, you won’t regret it!
Side note: I wrote the article sitting next to a pot of fruit tea.
Translation: Danielle De Bie