Many of us start the day with a cup of coffee. 

Instead of adding the typical milk and sugar, we wanted to look for other additives that gave some additional benefits to go along with that nifty alertness.

Here’s what we found:

A sprinkle of cinnamon. A ½ tsp of cinnamon is packed with protective compounds and it boasts some of the highest antioxidant activity of any spice. It may also lower cancer risk and boost immune function. Not to mention it tastes magical. 

Shroom it up. I know this sounds weird, but hear us out. Mushrooms have antiviral, anti-inflammatory and immune-boosting qualities. Studies indicate they may prevent liver disease, fight cancer, and even aid in digestion. You can buy mushie coffee pre-made, or buy your own powder to mix in. It actually tastes good too, trust us. 

POW, Cacao! An extremely potent antioxidant, cacao is also the highest source of plant-based iron. Add in the cognitive benefits and the amazing taste and this additive is a no-brainer: just 1 tbsp in a cup of joe is all ya need. 

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