A fresh cup of coffee can kick-start your metabolism in the morning, and drinking it in moderation can promote a healthy heart and protect against several illnesses. If you enjoy your morning cup of coffee and you happen to be trying to lose a few extra pounds, by adding just a few simple ingredients into your routine cup of coffee will help accelerate your metabolism, burn more calories and melt away the stubborn fat that your body just can’t seem to get rid of.
You’ll need some cinnamon, coconut oil, and honey. You can also add some cocoa if you’d like! Here are the reasons why it works:
Cinnamon has been used for its powerful medicinal properties for centuries. It’s rich with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that help fight infections and inflammation in the body. It also reduces blood sugar levels in the body to keep you feeling full longer which is a significant aid in the weight loss process. Cinnamon is believed to boost blood sugar metabolism to break down sugar for energy, allowing less fatty acids to be stored in the body. There are two types of cinnamon: Cassia and Ceylon. Ceylon is known as “true cinnamon,” and it’s believed to be more beneficial, so our advice is, stick to Ceylon!
Coconut oil is a fat, but it’s a healthy fat! While most fats contain long-chain fatty acids, coconut oil consists almost entirely of medium-chain fatty acids which metabolize differently. They are sent straight to the liver from the digestive tract, where they are used for energy right away, instead of being stored in the body as fat.
Yes, honey contains sugar. Usually, in order to digest sugar, the body uses stored vitamins and minerals that are essential to dissolving fats, reducing the amount of vitamins and minerals in the body. Honey actually contains nutrients, including iron, sodium, potassium, phosphorus, zinc and calcium, so the digestion process is balanced between the sugar and nutrients.
Honey is also a good source of vitamins, including folate, niacin, riboflavin, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6. Research has shown that honey can increase levels of good cholesterol in the body, reduces stress and allows people to lead a more active and healthy life and promote weight loss. Use raw, unfiltered, unpasteurized organic honey for the best results.
- 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
- 3/4 cup of coconut oil
- 1/2 cup of raw honey
- Mix all ingredients together until you get a smooth mixture.
- Store it in a cup and cover it.
- When you pour yourself a 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!