5 Ways to Make Your Coffee Healthier

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5 Ways to Make Your Coffee Healthier

Do you love your coffee, but wonder about it’s effects on your health? The good news is, there is evidence to suggest that drinking moderate amounts of coffee is supportive of brain health and has been associated with reduced risk of dementia later in life. However, how you drink your coffee can significantly affect how good it is for you.

 

Here are five ways to make your coffee healthier…

 

GO ORGANIC
Organic coffee ensures you’re avoiding pesticide exposure. Not only better for your own health, but also for the health of the environment. I have it on good authority that Waitrose Organic Coffee is a winner. Grabbing a coffee on the go? All Pret coffee is organic.

 

DRINK IT DAIRY FREE
Ditch the milk and take it black. Or, if you are partial to a cappuccino, choose unsweetened nut or coconut milk. New to milk alternatives? Check out my guide to the best dairy free milks to find out which milk alternative makes the best cappuccino.

 

SWAP COCOA FOR CACAO
Partial to a chocolatey topping? Then ditch the cocoa and choose a healthier version. Despite their similar names, there’s a big difference between cocoa and cacao. Cocoa powder is usually highly processed, devoid of nutrients and contains plenty of added sugar. Cacao on the other hand is a pure form of chocolate which is very close to it’s natural state. It contains no added sugar, provides a number of health benefits and is a good source of iron.

 

DITCH THE SUGAR

We’ve all heard quite enough about how bad sugar is for us! But if you’re still hooked on a sweet coffee fix, try a healthier sweetener. Stevia is a more natural, calorie free sweetener. It’s widely available at supermarkets. Even Starbucks now provides stevia in sachets alongside the standard sugar options.

 

MODERATE AND HYDRATE
Coffee, as with many things, is fine in moderation but not good when consumed in excess. Stick to a maximum of two or three coffees per day (one or two espressos) and opt for high quality, organic coffee. Too much can lead to dehydration so make sure you have a glass of water before and after your coffee.

 



AILSA HICHENS

 

Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.

 

Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.

 

Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.

 

To enquire about working with Ailsa, please contact us.

Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

NIKKI ANDRIANI

 

Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.

 

Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.

 

A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

STÉPHANIE ACHAR

Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.

 

Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

 

To enquire about working with Stéphanie, please contact us.

INNA WEARN

Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.

 

Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.

 

Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!

 

To enquire about working with Inna, please contact us.

ANIA MASON

 

Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.

 

After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.

 

Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 

 

To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.