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The Ingredient That Will Elevate Your Coffee And Lower Your Cholesterol
Your morning coffee can be kicked up a notch by adding several health-benefit-inducing spices, including turmeric (reduces inflammation), cinnamon (boosts the immune system), and maca (contains essential amino acids). Similarly, there’s another spice that gives your coffee a special boost of flavor and a myriad of health benefits.
This special spice, ginger, is known to treat nausea and morning sickness, aid in digestion, fight flu symptoms, lower blood sugar levels, and reduce period pains; some studies even suggest that ginger reduces LDL or bad cholesterol in the body. Per Healthline, “coffee and ginger create one powerful free radical-fighting duo” as coffee also has significant levels of antioxidants.
In Kerala, India, a concoction called chukku kappi made of dried ginger powder, black pepper, and coffee with added herbs, seeds, and spices, is often drunk as a home remedy for flu. Similarly, folks in Yemen enjoy Qishr, a drink brewed using coffee husks, ginger, and sugar with the occasional addition of cinnamon.
In case you don’t have time for chukku kappi or Qishr, simply stir some freshly grated or chopped raw ginger into your coffee; you can also use ground ginger, but it won’t dissolve well into the coffee. No matter how you add the ginger, a little spice is always useful, especially during the fall and winter seasons.