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. If you’re new to black coffee, here’s a helpful beginner’s guide to get you through the initial introduction from Manual Coffee Brewing.