Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and for good reason. Not only does it provide a delicious and energizing pick-me-up, but it can also be incredibly healthy. The healthiest way to drink coffee is hot, black coffee. A cup has virtually no calories or carbohydrates, no fat and is low in sodium.
Black coffee also has micronutrients, such as potassium, magnesium and niacin. Making coffee at home is an easy way to cut calories. When it comes to choosing the best coffee to drink, there are a few things to consider. Lisa Young, PhD, RDN, author of Finally Full, Finally Slim, recommends French roast as her favorite type of coffee to make at home. For those looking for a stronger flavor, Death Wish Coffee offers a dark and delicious roasted whole-grain blend that claims to be the strongest coffee in the world.
Chicory root is another option for those times when coffee is not available; it can be used as a supplement to roast with beans, strengthening the flavor and volume of a hot cup. For those who prefer the convenience of store-bought coffee, Dunkin' coffees are almost identical to what you would try when ordering at the store. Gevalia is another popular foreign brand that has recently changed its instant coffee recipe with less than desirable results (via Manchester Evening News). Adding sugar eliminates the natural flavor of the brewed coffee, so it's best to enjoy it without any added sweeteners. Eight O'Clock Coffee is another great option for those looking for an affordable price and delicious flavors. This blend takes some of the best coffee beans from all over the world and brings them together to create a high-powered yet complete beer.
McDonald's also offers a great selection of coffees; when the original restaurant opened in 1955, coffee was one of their products. For those looking for an even more intense flavor experience, Gevalia's 12-ounce bag of ground espresso beans can be used in an espresso machine or drip coffee. If you're looking for something a bit lighter, make yourself a pot of your favorite roasted coffee and add some almond milk with a pinch of cinnamon for the perfect cup of coffee without all those empty calories added.