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{VIDEO} 3 Ways To Make Your Coffee Healthier

Robyn Openshaw - Updated: September 24, 2019 - - 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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Read next: 10 Things That Happen When You’re TOO ACIDIC

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.



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

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  1. Iga says:

    The best way is to roast it for yourself just before having it, delicious!!!

  2. Barbara Gray says:

    Yes, coconut milt makes organic coffee taste wonderful! Sometimes I add raw honey plus liquid stevia….then for more taste adventure can also add powdered organic ginger and cardamom. I read recently that mushroom powder can also be added. I have not tried this yet looking for organic. Aloha

    1. Elizabeth says:

      I’ve tried both coconut and almond milk; while it may be the new trend and healthier for you, I would never use it my coffee. Besides I use very little creamer in a cup of coffee.

  3. Kim Rochetti says:

    Good info. I often times add a pinch of baking soda to make it more alkaline vs. acidic and coconut oil for me gut health.

    1. Janis J Hedges says:

      I was going to mention the baking soda as well. A food chemist relative told me about that…it reduces the acid!

  4. Lily says:

    Thank you for sharing this. I share to a lot people and I hope they open their heart to be healthy.

  5. Kay says:

    I really learned a lot of great tips…I am doing so much wrong. One granddaughter has an allergic reaction to peanuts..Both have allergies to glutton wheat, soy some fruits, sugar…My daughter also does not give antibiotics almost at all…unless there is bacterial infection. One granddaughter has behavior outbreaks when glutton is present in gut. Other gets eczema with eggs.

  6. Mattie Gootee says:

    You are killing my inbox. Can I get a weekly instead of 3 per day?

    1. Helen Blair says:

      Hi Mattie – Please go to unsubscribe and you can choose different options.

  7. Alice says:

    Thank you for this video. It tells me that I am OK with my organic coffee and coconut milk creamer. But I also use filtered water – I think that is important too.

  8. Great tips! Especially about the Stevia. I’ve tried Stevia many times and I do NOT like the taste. I will give the liquid a try.

  9. Justin says:

    Well done…..thanks much

  10. Faye says:

    Thank you for this great information. If I’m cutting down to one cup a day I want it to be the best and healthiest!

  11. Beverly says:

    I hoped you said more about coconut milk, like best brand etc.

  12. Jody says:

    Love to see how You showed to use the coconut milk from the can as your healthy creamer. Been doing this for years. My hack once you’ve opened the can is to put it into a recycled glass jar with metal lid. I got rid of plastics in my life 4 years ago, and it was so easy to switch to glass jars for storage from the old Rubbermaid or Tupperware storage containers. Coconut milk and creams are much easier to pour out of a jar too!

  13. Lisa Smith says:

    What do you do if you are allergic to caffiene? Any suggestions? I love my coffee but I have to have decaf.

  14. Stefanie says:

    The container you showed for your extra coconut milk looked like plastic! Ack! Always opt for glass especially when storing hot foods, acidic foods, or foods containing fat. Also, it might be good to mention the quality of the water used for brewing coffee.
    I enjoyed the video and your tips!

  15. Kristy Sullivan says:

    Yay! Proud of myself… lol I used that exact coconut milk this morning in my organic coffee, but we make our own maple syrup in the spring, and although I use stevia for other things, in my coffee, it has to be syrup. 😉 I used to be, like 10 years ago, a creameraholic… all the different flavors taking up the door in my frig. So thankful for my eyes being opened to carageenan and all the other crap in them. Simple is best!

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