It can be difficult to correctly choose the right add ons, but according to Dr. Bob Arnot, M.D. it is possible.
The regular TV medical professional and writer has revealed in his book, The Coffee Lover’s Diet the best ways to consume coffee.
In fact, Dr. Arnot conducted 44 tests to find out just which brews and beans are best.
“What’s most important is the level of polyphenols,” Dr. Arnot noted. Polyphenols are anti-inflammatory and full of antioxidants!
See his tips below.
1. A light roast
Coffee does not have A strong and bitter taste to be healthy.
Opting for a light roast is actually healthier for you.
“We roasted beans in five degree elements and found the lightest ones were the highest in polyphenols,” says Dr. Arnot.
“You can taste notes of blueberry, strawberry, hazelnut, chocolate, and so many other flavors, depending on the bean. But dark roasts are a good way for coffee makers to cover their errors—they just burn the bean.”
2. Keep it simple
You don’t need to add lots of add-ins such as sugars, and milks.
“Things like cream and milk actually lower the amount of polyphenols,” he states. “If you have an amazing light roast, the taste will be so complex you don’t need any add-ins. It’s just so good the way it is.”
3. Coffee beans
The most important factor of them all is where the beans have been grown.
“The best regions are at high altitudes, have rich, volcanic soil, and are close to the equator,” Dr. Arnot revealed.
“When you think about it, this is true for most plants, not just coffee beans,” he says. “Vegetables and fruit grown in rich, nutrient-dense soil are going to be better for you.”
The highest ranked beans originate from Ethiopia, Colombia and Brazil.