Saves for "healthy coffee" on Pinterest has risen by 218% in the last year. Such is the interest that the company has included healthy coffee in its Pinterest 100, a roundup of the trends it predicts will be big news in 2018. Healthy coffee boosters come in all shapes and sizes, as the trend is essentially about pimping your morning cuppa to kick its metabolism-boosting powers (and more) up a gear. Sounds good, right? We've taken it upon ourselves to do a little research into which add-ons work in your cuppa joe.
Cinnamon adds natural sweetness to coffee, as "it also has hypoglycemic effects, helping us regulate our blood sugar levels," says nutritional therapist Hannah Braye.
Ashwagandha is a potent adaptogen, "[it] is said to improve energy, memory and learning," says Chloe Smith, juice brand Press London's creative manager. Whizz this up in your morning brew before a day of meetings.
MCT oil has a thermogenic effect on the body, which means it triggers your body to burn more calories. Add this to your morning coffee and see your metabolism skyrocket.
Not only is this mushroom blend antioxidant-rich, but cordyceps and chaga are adaptogens, which means they help your body adapt to stressful situations and support the body in finding balance ether naturally uplifting or relaxing you.
Turmeric is known for its potent anti-inflammatory benefits. Add this to your coffee if you work out a lot or you're feeling run-down.
We've known for a long time here at Byrdie that ingesting collagen (a supplement for arthritis sufferers) has the side effect of giving people smoother, plumper skin. You can add this unflavoured powder into your coffee, which is what we'll be doing ASAP.
Nutmeg is a great addition to your diet if you suffer from digestive issues. It also contains two compounds, myristicin and macelignan, that are known to help keep the brain healthy.
Ginger has long been known to help with nausea and soothes an unhappy digestive system. It also, like turmeric, has good anti-inflammatory benefits.
Adding ghee to coffee has various benefits, including sustained energy levels, balanced blood sugar levels and gut healing. This vanilla ghee adds a subtle sweetness too.