When you walk down the refrigerated section of your local grocery store, there is no doubt that you will see a whole section dedicated to coffee creamers. They’re all over the center of the store as well, and it seems like we can’t escape the high-sugar, highly processed creamers for our morning java. Leaner creamer wants to change that scene and help your coffee be the nutritional powerhouse it was meant to be.
Coffee, when consumed in moderation and without tons of sugar, boasts some cancer-fighting properties and can even boost heart health and ward off diabetes. But sometimes, black coffee can be too bitter. Enter: Leaner Creamer. The coconut oil base of this creamer helps cut the strong taste of the coffee while giving your body some added energy from its medium-chain triglycerides. What does that mean? According to an article from the Harvard School of Public Health, coconut oil can raise your healthy cholesterol “HDL” and has other antioxidants benefits, just like your coffee, which means that each morning you can give your body an extra boost of nutrition. The coconut oil in the creamer is also better for your heart and digestion than the hydrogenated oils and trans fats in the other creamers you usually see. The flavor of the creamer is also mild and just helps make the coffee less bitter, without any fake or real sugar.
Finally, from personal experience, black coffee usually increases my appetite, since caffeine can be an appetite stimulant. By adding the Leaner Creamer, I get some satisfying calories from the coconut oil that helps keeps my appetite at bay until snack time. I would definitely recommend this new take on coffee creamer to my clients and patients.
Lauren Maddahi is a Registered Dietitian, Nutritionist practicing in Los Angeles, CA. She received her Masters of Science in Nutrition Education from Teachers College, Columbia University in 2014 and her Bachelors of Arts in European Studies from UCLA in 2010.
She began her private practice in 2014 to cater to the needs of various demographics in Los Angeles through cooking classes, community talks and one-on-one nutritional counseling. She takes inspiration from her own past of battling with weight and body image to empathize with her clients and motivate children and adults alike to have a positive relationship with eating nourishing foods.
Lauren’s interests range from maternal and child wellness, weight management, and eating disorders to culinary nutrition and food service. She received a certificate in culinary arts from The Center for Kosher Culinary Arts in 2010. She currently works at UCLA in the Center for Obesity and Metabolic Health as a bariatric dietitian aiding those pursuing weight reduction surgery.