Coffee's plant components and polyphenol concentration may have anti-inflammatory properties, but what you add in it may counteract that.
Sugary syrups, sauces, whips, and drizzles sweeten many coffee and mock-coffee beverages. If you drink a grande or venti every day, you may be consuming too much sugar.
Non-dairy milk brands and types vary. Flavored and sugared oat milk is inflammatory. Even flavourless choices include 7g of sugar per serving.
Oats are inherently gluten-free, although some are processed in gluten-containing facilities, causing cross-contamination.
Limit sugary drinks like sweet tea. Over time, additional sugars can cause chronic inflammation, and many sugar-sweetened beverages have little nutritious benefit.
As a low-to-no sugar hydration source, try water, mildly flavoured waters, or water flavoured with fresh fruit.
Smoothies can be a terrific alternative for meal replacement or post-workout recuperation, but many include additional sugar called turbinado.
This is not to be confused with fruit or fresh-pressed fruit juice, which is considered natural sugar, we are talking about added sugar.
If the sugar in your smoothie doesn't spark inflammation, the sugar in a soda just might.
Soda sugar inflames. Sugary drinks can cause chronic inflammation over time. Soda has the most added sugar. High-sugar diets can cause inflammation and sickness.