We can all agree that a fresh-made cup of coffee consumed in the morning is one of the most delicious beverages we can consume. But, what many people don’t know is that coffee can bring many health benefits too. Coffee is packed with caffeine which boosts the metabolism in the beginning of the day and consuming coffee in moderate doses supports cardiovascular health and keeps us safe from different diseases and disorders.
In case you are a fan of drinking coffee in the morning and you want to lose some weight, then you should read this. By adding a couple of ingredients in your coffee you will be able to speed up the metabolism, eliminate more calories and shed the annoying and persistent fat that simply didn’t want to go away before. In order to feel these effects, you will need to add honey, coconut oil and cinnamon. Some people say that adding cocoa is helpful too.
These are the reasons why this drink is efficient:
Cinnamon has been used as a medicinal spice for hundreds of years. This spice is packed with antioxidants and provides strong anti-inflammatory effects that help people soothe inflammation and infections.
In addition, cinnamon lowers the levels of blood sugar and makes people feel sated for a longer period of time which ultimately leads to weight loss. Many experts claim that this spice can speed up blood sugar metabolism and in this way more of the sugar we have in our body is converted to energy.
The final result is less fatty acids in our body. It is good to know that there are two basic kinds of cinnamon – Ceylon and Cassia. For many people, Ceylon is the real cinnamon and they believe that it brings more health benefits compared to Cassia.
2. Coconut Oil
This oil is fat, but actually it is a healthy fat, so don’t be scared. The vast majority of fats come with long chain fatty acids, but coconut oil’s structure is made of medium chain fatty acids and they are processed differently. Medium chain fatty acids from the digestive tract are directed to the liver where these acids are turned into energy or ketone bodies. In other words, the liver won’t store them. This oil is a thermogenic food which means that it speeds up the use of energy and metabolism leading to better fat burning.
As you are probably aware, honey is packed with sugar. Typically, when it wants to process sugar, the body relies on minerals and vitamins stored in our systems and used for breaking down fats and this means that the level of minerals and vitamins in the body is reduced. However, honey is packed with other nutrients like potassium, iron, phosphorus, sodium and calcium which means that the digestion process between nutrients and sugar is harmonized.
In addition, honey is loaded with vitamins like niacin, folate, vitamin C, riboflavin and vitamin B6. Numerous scientific studies have shown that honey can boost the levels of good cholesterol. This means that the stress and pressure on the heart is relieved and people can follow a healthier and proactive lifestyle which is one of the factors that lead to weight loss. Remember to use organic, unprocessed, raw honey in order to get better results.
- ¾ cup of coconut oil
- One teaspoon of cinnamon
- Half a cup of organic honey.
Take all the ingredients, put them in a bowl and mix them well. You should get a smooth and even mixture.
Pour the mixture in a cup to store it and cover it well.