Alright, I can’t be the only one that feels awful after drinking a Starbucks Frappe, or even a White Chocolate Mocha. Not only does it make me feel shitty, but i feel guilty after drinking it because i can feel all of the sugar and cream instantly affecting my body.
So I stopped buying frappe’s and started adding just vanilla creamer to my coffee, and with what started out as a dunk of cream, eventually turned into a teaspoon. The day we ran out of creamer, I was feeling daring. Was i really about to drink black coffee? Was I losing my mind?
So, like Mary Poppins once taught me, I scooped a (half) spoon full of sugar to make the coffee go down and… it wasn’t so bad! I was surprised! I felt like I finally reached adulthood. I honestly felt so much better too and i wondered what exactly changed. I mean aside from drinking way less sugar and cream, i felt even better than i did when i didn’t drink coffee. So, i googled it.
There is a reason I felt so much better, and that’s because black coffee is actually really good for you! Here’s some healthy facts about coffee:
1- Coffee makes you happier!
Coffee is scientifically proven to make you happier as the caffeine increases dopamine in the brain.
2- Boosts your metabolism
Your metabolism boosts with each cup of coffee, which is great for losing weight and digesting food! Another fun fact is you can actually use coffee as pre workout.
3- Appreciate the authentic taste
By not dousing your coffee with sugar and cream, you’re giving yourself a chance to taste the authentic taste of each brew. It may take a while to get used to, but after you try it a few times, you’ll be hooked.
4- keeps you calm
As coffee makes you happier, you stress less, therefore making you calmer. This is why waking up with a cup of coffee is so important.
5- Skip the sugar highs and crashes
The highs are high, but the lows are low. Black coffee decreases the inconsistencies of your day, making each day easier and more enjoyable.
So if you’re waiting in line at a Starbs right now and debating whether or not to get the frappe, or a black coffee. I would advise you to be daring! Try a regular cup of coffee, and I promise you won’t regret it.