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{VIDEO} 3 Ways To Make Your Coffee Healthier

Robyn Openshaw - Updated: March 12, 2024 - - This Post May Contain Affiliate Links

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Remember the Dolly Parton song “9 to 5?” I always thought the lyric “Pour myself a cup of ambition” was a clever phrase. That little kick of courage is just ONE reason people love their coffee. And I've got 3 ways to make your coffee healthier.

In this article:

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About 64% of Americans start their day with coffee!

Is Coffee Good for You, or Not?

Two-thirds of Americans are drinking an average of almost two cups a day. And despite heavy marketing by the coffee industry about some benefits, you’re better off relegating it to occasional use rather than daily ritual.1

Coffee is, after all, among the most acid-producing substances you can ingest. Dr. Rashid Buttar, in his best-selling 9 Ways to Keep the Doctor Away, says there are 203 different acids in coffee,2 and acidic environments are the perfect disease climates.3

Non-organic coffee is also highly contaminated with herbicides and pesticide.4 Coffee beans are one of the most-sprayed crops in the world.5

And then lots of folks are further junking up their liquid ambition with awful creamers and sweeteners.6

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Herbicides, preservatives, pesticides, oh my! There are a lot of bad chemicals going into the average cup of coffee. Know what's in yours.

You'll learn in my video below that changing creamers is one of the 3 ways to make your coffee healthier.

[Related article: Java Junkie? About That Coffee…]

A Healthier Cup of Joe

There’s a better way! If you’re going to be drinking coffee, let me show you how to get rid of all the additive toxins. Take a look at this video on THREE ways I make my own occasional coffee habit much healthier (in fact, there’s a little fourth bonus tip--watch for it!).

This is my favorite coffee on Amazon because it's delicious, it's organic, and it has tons of great reviews. Then my favorite liquid stevia, in English Toffee flavor, can be purchased from Amazon as well!

And here’s that link to the FREE Video Masterclass I mention in this clip. Where I’ve got SIX free video classes on how to eat healthy, super-cheap, in ways your family will love.

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Photograph of Robyn Openshaw, founder of Green Smoothie GirlRobyn Openshaw, MSW, is the bestselling author of The Green Smoothies Diet, 12 Steps to Whole Foods, and 2017’s #1 Amazon Bestseller and USA Today Bestseller, Vibe. Learn more about how to make the journey painless, from the nutrient-scarce Standard American Diet, to a whole-foods diet, in her free video masterclass 12 Steps to Whole Foods.

Disclosure: This post may contain affiliate links that help support the GSG mission without costing you extra. I recommend only companies and products that I use myself.

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  1. Bae, Jae-Hoon, et al. “Coffee and Health.” Integrative Medicine Research, Elsevier, Dec. 2014,
  2. Buttar, Rashid A. The 9 Steps to Keep the Doctor Away: Simple Actions to Shift Your Body and Mind to Optimum Health for Greater Longevity. GMEC Publishing, 2010.
  3. Schwalfenberg, Gerry K. “The Alkaline Diet: Is There Evidence That an Alkaline PH Diet Benefits Health?” Journal of Environmental and Public Health, Hindawi Publishing Corporation, 2012,
  4. Salisbury, Andrew. “The Importance of Organic When It Comes to Coffee.” Purity Coffee, 6 Apr. 2019,
  5. “The Worst Foods for Pesticides & What You Should Avoid.” Eluxe Magazine, 8 Apr. 2018,
  6. Taylor, Marygrace. “5 Worst Things In Your Coffee Creamer-And What You Should Use Instead.” Prevention, Prevention, 10 June 2019,

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14 thoughts on “{VIDEO} 3 Ways To Make Your Coffee Healthier”

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  1. Tonya says:

    Thanks for the ideas.

  2. J Mcdonald says:

    Just remember,the Stevia substitute is not always possible for everyone to use. Many times,Stevia is bad when taking certain medications.

    Overall,such good ideas with coffee and items put in it. I love coffee! Thank you.

    1. Elizabeth says:

      I’d personally stay stay away from these certain sweeteners as some cause dementia/Alzheimer’s disease. In fact, diet sodas have them in it. In fact, I drink regular coffee and creamer daily. I have no medical issues with drinking regular coffee. Not all consumers are going to switch up coffee alternatives.

  3. Tess says:

    Thanks for the good info. I drink espresso and was wondering if you could recommend a good organic espresso brand?

  4. Miriam says:

    Just want to let you know that there is organic decaf coffee available. It is called Swiss Water Decaffeination it is a process which uses two baths of water to remove the caffeine, no chemicals used. Purity Coffee carries both Organic regular coffee and Organic Swiss Water Decaf coffee. To make a coffee decaffeinated it needs to go through 2 baths of something. The regular decaf that is on the market goes through two baths, the first bath is chemicals and the second is water. The Swiss water method uses two baths of water. It originated in Switzerland.

    Purity Coffee does toxic screening on all their coffee, they test for pesticides, mycrotoxins, contaminants and select beans free of these impurities. They also roast their coffee in small batches. Give it a try, it’s wonderful!

    1. Rose Butler GSG says:

      Thanks for that information Miriam!!

  5. Carmana says:

    Robin didn’t mention cold brew with filtered water.
    Supposedly not having the beans come
    In contact w hot steaming water cuts down
    Significantly on the acidity. I brew mine in a French press, cusually for
    about 20 to 24 hrs. I make extra to store in fridge in
    a glass jar so I have a few days supply. I never get jitters.

  6. Robyn, Thank you for all your advice. Yikes-you put your extra coconut milk into a plastic container. I am under the impression, for health risks, plastic needs to be replaced by glass.

  7. Joan Spalding says:

    I live in the Akron OH area and we have a place called Mustard Seed Market and Cafe. They sell organic coffee beans including an organic, water-processed decaf french roast. It’s delicious. I brew my pot half regular, half decaf and use organic coconut milk and organic coconut sugar. Yum.

  8. EDGAR THOMAS says:

    what can i do if i dont want to much caffeine but still want the benefits from coffee ?

  9. Alex Costa says:

    Thank you for ALL the work you do for us. I’m too busy to research so I always appreciate your efforts, and you have a nice sincere vibe.

    I live by myself and a can of cooc milk will last me a long time. How long does it stay fresh in a glass container in my reefer?

  10. Samantha Garofalo says:

    I like the mention about decafinated coffee. Can you talk more about Swiss water decaf?

  11. Coffee from Europe has less mold allowed in it as well!!!

  12. Judy Norton says:

    We have been buying and drinking only organic coffee for at least ten years. We use only organic daily creamer, but I’m going to try to switch over to coconut. We do put coconut oil in our coffee for the good fats, and also a quality collagen product to get those benefits too when we are enjoying our morning cup of Joe!

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