Coffee is my favorite drink in the morning, just the smell of a freshly brewed cup of coffee can get me going and prepare me for the long day ahead. Aside from jump-starting the metabolism, a cup of coffee in the morning can promote your overall health and protect your cardiovascular health. But only if you drink it in moderation.
If you’re a coffee lover and want to shed some pound away then we’ve got the perfect drink for you. Adding just a few simple ingredients in your morning coffee can get you on the fast track of success when it comes to weight loss. Cinnamon, honey and coconut oil can make your coffee taste even better and speed up your metabolism, burn more calories and melt the fat away as well. For an even richer flavor, add some cocoa too.
Let’s see why these ingredients are so beneficial:
Cinnamon is an excellent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent and people have been using it for centuries to protect themselves from various infections and inflammations. It also has the ability to lower your blood sugar levels and gives the feeling of satiety, boosting weight loss. There are two types of cinnamon on the market, Cassia and Ceylon, but Ceylon is believed to be more beneficial so use this type if you can.
Coconut oil abounds in healthy fats, and this is its best advantage. Most fats contain long-chain fatty acids, but coconut oil consists of medium-chain fatty acids which metabolize differently. These medium chain fatty acids go from the digestive tract to the liver directly and get used by our body for energy or are transformed into ketone bodies, instead of being stored away as fat. It also has natural thermogenic properties which speed up the metabolism and boost the fat burni1ng process.
Honey contains a number of nutrients which are vital for our body, like iron, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and calcium. It’s been known as an elixir of health and used for the treatment of a long list of conditions. It also abounds in folate, niacin, riboflavin, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6 and many studies have shown that it can increase the levels of good cholesterol. Among its health benefits we must include the fact that it can also protect your cardiovascular system and promote overall health, helping you to lead a healthier life and boosting weight loss. If you want to reap all these benefits it’s best to use raw, organic honey.
Here’s what you need for this recipe:
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- ¾ of a cup of coconut oil
- ½ a cup of raw honey
Mix all the ingredients together to get a homogenous paste and store the mixture in an airtight container. Every morning add a teaspoon or two in your coffee while it’s still hot and mix it well. Bottoms up!