While we usually put honey in tea, a new study reveals putting natural honey in coffee has it’s own benefits.
Many of us add sugar to our coffee, but sugar has empty calories, and consuming too much of it may contribute to weight gain and cavities. Some people switch to artificial sweeteners, which don’t contain calories, but they are made from controversial chemicals that offer no nutritional benefit. Choosing a natural sweetener, like honey or maple syrup, can give you the sweetness while providing you with some health benefits.
Honey is less likely to cause rapid spikes and drops in your blood sugar levels that increase hunger.
It also contains vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, but potassium, calcium, iron, sulfur, copper, iodine, zinc, phosphate, vitamin A, C and various B vitamins. Besides, honey is an antioxidant and acts as an anti-fungal and antibacterial agent.
If you’re concerned with your health, honey is a far the better coffee sweetener.
So, if you’re looking for a healthy alternative to processed sugar, by all means, try sweetening your coffee with honey.
Here is a little recipe to get you started!
- 2 cups hot strong brewed coffee (French or another dark roast)
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Dash ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
In a small saucepan, combine the coffee, milk, honey, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook and stir until heated through. (Do not boil.) Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Pour into cups or mugs; serve immediately.