For those who enjoy it, coffee is a warm and tasty way to start the day. Coffee also offers health benefits. Caffeine jump starts your metabolism in the morning, and enjoying caffeine in moderation supports a healthy heart and protects against several illnesses.
If you are a coffee drinker and you would like to lose some weight, this article is for you. A mixture of three simple ingredients, added to your coffee a teaspoonful at a time, can raise your metabolism, burn additional calories, and melt away stubborn fat. The recipe includes cinnamon, coconut oil, and honey. If you like chocolate, you can also add some cocoa.
Here’s why these ingredients work:
More than just a delicious spice, cinnamon is rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties to combat infections and inflammation. Cinnamon lowers blood sugar levels and helps you feel full longer, which contributes to weight loss. It is also believed to raise blood sugar metabolism, which breaks down sugar for energy, so that less fatty acids are stored in the body. Cinnamon comes in two varieties: Cassia and Ceylon. Experts believe Ceylon offers greater health benefits.
Although coconut oil is a fat, it is a healthy fat. Unlike fats that contain long-chain fatty acids, coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids, and these metabolize in a different way. They go directly from the digestive tract to the liver, where they are used for energy or converted into ketone bodies (rather than being stored as fat). It is a natural thermogenic, and it raises the metabolism and the expenditure of energy, which provides more efficient burning.
It is true that honey contains sugar. Usually, when the body digests sugar, it utilizes stored vitamins and minerals essential to dissolving fats, lowering the supply of vitamins and minerals in the body. But honey is rich in its own nutrients, including iron, sodium, potassium, phosphorous, zinc and calcium. This balances the relationship between sugar and nutrients.
Honey contains folate, niacin, riboflavin, vitamin C and vitamin B6, and it has been shown to increase the levels of good cholesterol in the body, which reduces stress on the heart. People with healthy hearts are more active, which promotes further weight loss. Use raw, unfiltered unpasteurized organic honey.
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 3/4 cup of coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of raw honey
- Mix all ingredients together until smooth.
- Store it in a cup and cover it.
- When you pour that fresh cup of coffee in the morning, add 1-2 teaspoons of the prepared mix to your coffee while it’s still hot.
- Stir and drink!