Millions of people around the world cannot imagine starting their day without a fresh cup of coffee, and that is for a very good reason. Coffee boasts multiple health benefits. The caffeine can kick-start your metabolism in the morning, and moderate consumption can promote a healthy heart and protect against different diseases.
If you enjoy your morning cup of coffee, and you happen to be trying to lose some extra weight, you’re lucky. Adding just a single teaspoon of this all-natural mixture will help accelerate your metabolism, burn more calories and melt away that stubborn fat easily. Yes, this may sound like a tv commercial, but try it and I guarantee you will be amazed by its effect. All you need is a simple mixture of cinnamon, coconut oil, and honey. Plus, it tastes delicious!
Here is why it works:
Cinnamon has been used for its medicinal properties for centuries. Loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, cinnamon helps fight infections and inflammation in the body effectively. It also reduces blood sugar levels and makes you feel full for a longer period, which aids in the weight loss process.
2. Coconut Oil
It is a known fact that coconut oil is a healthy fat. The difference between coconut oil and most fats is that most fats contain long-chain fatty acids, while coconut oil consists almost entirely of medium-chain fatty acids which are processed differently. Medium-chain fatty acids are sent straight to the liver from the digestive tract, where they are immediately used for energy, or turned into ketone bodies instead of being stored in the body as fat. Moreover, coconut oil is a natural thermogenic, which means that it increases both metabolism and energy expenditure, resulting in a more efficient fat burn.
It is known that honey contains sugar. When our body digests sugar, it uses stored vitamins and minerals that are essential to dissolving fats, which in turn reduces their amount in the body. But, honey contains nutrients such as iron, sodium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc and calcium, so the digestion process is balanced between the sugar and nutrients.
Moreover, honey is also a good source of vitamins, including Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, folate, niacin and riboflavin. Studies have shown that honey can increase the amounts of good cholesterol in the body, reduce stress on the heart, and allow people to live a more active and healthy life to further promote weight loss. Make sure you use raw, unfiltered organic honey.
– 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
– 3/4 cup of coconut oil
– 1/2 cup of raw, organic honey
1. Mix the ingredients until you get a fine mixture
2. Store in a cup and cover
How to use your coffee for weight loss:
1. Add 1-2 teaspoons of the mixture into your fresh cup of coffee while it’s still hot
2. Stir and drink