Coffee Tip: Add Flavor, Not Calories | A Little Bit Better With Keri Glassman

Uploaded by LivestrongWoman on 08.12.2012

Hey, I'm Keri Glassman here with some quick and simple tips to help you feel just a little
bit better. Coffee drinkers beware! No, I’m not going to scold you for your caffeine habit.
Recent studies have shown that in moderation, coffee is actually beneficial in several ways.
But, more on that later. Today, I’m talking flavor. So you can enjoy and reap the benefits
of that cup of bliss. If you’re drinking multiple cups of coffee per day with creamers
and sweeteners, you could be adding hundreds of extra calories (and artificial ingredients)
to your diet. First, let’s ditch the creamers, the syrups and other (real and artificial)
sweeteners. But, you don’t have to give up taste. Choose flavored coffee beans or
make your own flavored coffee at home by grinding fresh beans with your favorite flavor -- cinnamon,
nutmeg, or (I love) vanilla extract. That way, you can control the type of beans, quality
of water and the amount of flavor in every cup. Next, skip the half & half and opt for
2%, rice or almond milk, and you’ll be saving yourself lots of fat and calories every week.
Remember: Just because you need your morning caffeine, doesn’t mean it has to come with
a bunch of hidden extras. Skip the excess sweetness and learn to enjoy the real flavor
of coffee, and you’ll feel just a little bit better.