Most people start their day with a cup of freshly brewed coffee. In fact, coffee is one of the most widely enjoyed morning beverages all over the world. Aside from giving you an immediate energy boost, coffee brings on a number of other health benefits. It also boosts your metabolism and when consumed moderately, it protects your heart.
However, not many know that coffee can be turned into an effective fat burner by simply combining it with a few common ingredients such as coconut oil, cinnamon and honey. Cocoa powder makes also a good addition. If you mix these ingredients into your coffee, you’ll easily get a cup of the most effective tool to turn your metabolism into fat-burning mode.
This is the reason why this combination is so powerful
To start with, cinnamon provides numerous health benefits. It’s a powerful anti-inflammatory agent which reduces inflammatory processes in the body. Plus, it’s full of antioxidants meaning it neutralizes the negative effects of free radicals. It also reduces blood sugar levels by increasing blood sugar metabolism. It supports the breakdown of sugar, which is transformed into energy. In this way cinnamon prevents fat buildup in your body.
The most popular types are Ceylon and Cassia cinnamon.
Coconut oil is another gift from nature which provides a long list of health benefits. It mostly consists of medium-chain fatty acids, which the digestive system immediately sends to the liver. If they are not turned into energy, they are transformed into keton bodies meaning they aren’t stored as fat. The best advantage of coconut oil for weight loss is that it naturally sets the metabolism to burn fat more efficiently.
Honey may be full of sugar, but this is natural sugar that the body depends on for energy. Honey is also abundant in important minerals such as sodium, iron, zinc, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. Plus, honey contains niacin, folate, vitamin C, riboflavin and Vitamin B6. It has proved highly beneficial for regulating blood cholesterol levels and reducing stress.
Now, the fat burning process in the body largely depends on minerals and vitamins. This is where honey steps in. It provides the essential nutrients thus preventing any mineral or vitamin deficiencies in the body. Raw unpasteurized honey is the healthiest variety.
You will need:
- ¾ cup of coconut oil
- ½ cup of honey
- 1 tsp. of cinnamon
How to make:
Make well-blended paste by mixing all the ingredients together. Store in a glass jar and keep in the fridge.
How to use:
Add 1-2 teaspoons of the mixture in a cup of freshly brewed coffee. Stir well and enjoy your morning fat-burning cup of coffee!