Why You Shouldn't Drink Your Coffee On Empty Stomach: Hacks To Make Your Coffee Healthier

You know what they say, a cup of coffee a day keeps the doctor away...right?

Fine, that isn't necessarily how that popular saying goes, but with 54% of Americans drinking coffee daily it might as well be.

Unfortunately, the calories in your daily cup of Joe can quickly add up.

While black coffee itself is only a handful of calories, adding milk, flavoring, and sugar can increase a coffee's calorie count pretty quickly.

Thankfully, there are simple hacks to making your daily coffee a little bit healthier.


1. Drink Your Coffee Black

Black coffee, including espresso, has less than 10 calories per 8-ounce cup.

If you want to cut calories and keep your coffee as healthy as possible, consider ordering a regular brew without any added ingredients.

Black coffee can be bitter, but over time your taste buds will adapt to the bold flavor.


2. Stick To Almond Milk

Assuming you aren't allergic to nuts, Dr. Oz notes that almond milk is the healthiest "milk" choice to mix with your cup of Joe.

Unlike whole milk, which can make your cup of coffee 180 calories, almond milk will keep your coffee under 100 calories per serving.


3. Brew With Organic Beans

When it comes down to the origin of your coffee beans, purchasing certified organic coffee is a healthier option for consumers.

Free of pesticides and other harmful chemicals, certified organic coffee beans will ensure no additional chemicals are entering your body via your morning brew.


4. Avoid Drinking On Empty Stomach

Drinking coffee on an empty stomach is an unhealthy habit that can lead to various health risks, like a damaged stomach lining and increased anxiety.

Luckily, you can prevent these potential risks by making sure to eat breakfast before enjoying your morning cuppa.

That being said, it's important not to drink coffee excessively throughout the day, and avoid drinking it past 3 p.m. so that you don't interrupt your sleeping schedule.

5. Embrace Cinnamon

Have you ever noticed a bottle of cinnamon sitting on your local café's countertop?

Well, it turns out it's not just there for decoration.

Adding cinnamon to your coffee can actually have several health benefits.

Healthline reports that cinnamon may help reduce inflammation throughout your body and has been linked to heart health, though more research is needed.

Portion control expert Dr. Lisa Young also notes that cinnamon can help stabilize blood sugar.


Save Your Money From Buying Coffee Outside 

Does this situation sound familiar to you?

  • Your coffee machine becomes your main problem when you want to make a coffee
  • You prefer to buy a cup coffee outside instead of making it by yourself
  • And… you run out of money and most of your expenses go to coffee

If your answer is YES, keep scrolling to get your solution done!

One of the best ways to save some money without having to get rid of your coffee habit entirely is by brewing your own cup at home.

As you dig further, putting your coffee machine in a wrong spot will cause tons of burden in your life without you even realizing it.

Well, sometimes because of the limited space you have, you put your coffee machine in the corner spot of your kitchen counter so the top lid would hit the cabinet above so you clumsily move the machine back and forth multiple times a day.

HOW $17.95 WOULD SAVE YOUR $4,000

"If you get your coffee from a local coffee shop...every day, stop doing so and brew your own at home...cost is $3 - $5 or $20- 35 a week. That can be close to $2,000/year. And that doesn't include the fact that you are most likely going to buy additional items while you are there (the average consumer doesn't just purchase coffee when they go into a store).

So, let's at least double that cost to $4,000/year, " says Cary Siegel, author of Why Didn't They Teach Me This in School?: 99 Personal Money Management Principles to Live By.

Sometimes a cup of coffee is just a cup of coffee. But when ordering it requires using words like “double tall” and paying more than $4, a cup of coffee can become a point of marital inflection.

Low Cost, High Reward

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Simple Concept, Works Great

I always get so annoyed to have to drag my coffee pot out from under my kitchen cabinets in the morning and then scoot it back to get it out of the way. This smoothly rolls it out far enough to open my coffee pot lid. I'm the farthest thing from a "handyman", but putting this together in order to use took about 10-seconds.

It’s Super Durable

I've had two of these for about two years, one for my blender and one for the fancy coffee grinder. I don't have a heavy mixer, so I don't know how it would handle that much weight, but I really do like the way they work for the appliances we use most often! They slide easily and wipe clean. If you ever have to wash them, reassembling is just a matter of putting one section on top of the other.

Now that I’m starting to switch up my coffee habits, my wallet is so thankful.