You know it. You love it. And if you’re like me, you DEPEND on it.
But are you making your coffee the RIGHT way?
Sure, ANY cuppa jo prepared ANY old way will give you that brain-boosting java jolt.
But there’s more inside your coffee than just caffeine.
It turns out your daily brew could also help STOP diabetes in its tracks.
And if you want maximum benefits… if your goal is to get the energy from caffeine AND fight off chronic disease at the same time… there’s something you need to be aware of. It’s all in how you make it.
Make it right, and your risk of diabetes could plunge. But do it the wrong way, and the opposite could happen. You could raise your risk of several conditions.
And it all comes down to one surprising thing. And that’s… paper.
FIGHT diabetes, one mug at a time
But for as many benefits as coffee has, there is one unwanted compound your favorite brew can bring to the table.
It’s a type of molecule called diterpenes. And depending on how much of it you drink, it could bump up your risk of elevated cholesterol and blood pressure. Some experts say at higher levels it could even raise your risk of heart disease and other problems.
Fortunately, it’s easy to ditch the diterpenes. They get trapped in paper filters, so coffee brewed with an automatic dripper or any other method involving a paper filter won’t have the stuff.
Boiled coffee, on the other hand, isn’t filtered. And that allows any diterpenes in the coffee to end up in your drink, which could explain the link found in the new study.
That means it’s best to go easy on unfiltered boiled coffees such as Turkish, Greek, and Cuban varieties. They’re fine in moderation, but for your daily brew, choose a filtered type.
Ditch the K-cup coffee and do THIS instead
So the question of the morning is, “What about those K-cups?”
You can buy them in every flavor and blend imaginable. There are hundreds of brands, and they’re often in massive boxes in the warehouse clubs like Costco and Sam’s.
It’s not hard to see why they’ve gotten so popular. It’s SO easy to pop one into the machine, push a button, and get a cup of coffee.
But I have bad news. Those K-cups DON’T use paper filters. And that means they could contain those diterpenes we want to avoid too.
And let’s face it… we might LOVE the convenience of the K-cup machine. But do we really love the coffee they make?
Sure, it’s OK. But it’s not a great cup of coffee. So rescue the old automatic drip brewer from the closet and put it back to work. Sometimes old-fashioned really IS best.
Want something a bit less bulky? Try a pour-over style coffee maker with paper filters.