Burn Fat Easily… with Your Morning Cup of Coffee?
For many, coffee is a welcomed kick-starter to the day
But did you know that aside from its energy boosting effect, coffee actually offers a number of health-benefits? In addition to these benefits listed below, by adding these 3 all-natural and organic ingredients every day to your morning cup, will not only give you the energy you need to start your day but will also melt away that extra, unwanted fat.
Coffee and Antioxidants
Yes, coffee may give you that extra kick to go out and start your day every morning, but what we are about to tell you will most-definitely make you love your cup of java more. In the U.S. diet, according to a University of Scranton study, coffee ranked first among the foods that are high in antioxidants and according to its author Dr. Joe Vinson, Americans get more of their recommended antioxidants from coffee alone compared to other sources.
Antioxidants are substances which our body produces as a reaction and defense to environmental pressures that prevents damage to cells caused by free radicals and unstable molecules. Antioxidants have been considered to protect the human body from heart disease and certain cancers. Compared to other foods such as vegetables, spices, fruits, nuts and common beverages, coffee has been proven to contain more antioxidants. It also packs some of the most important vitamins such as Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5), Manganese & Potassium, and Magnesium & Niacin.
Recent studies also suggest that coffee may lower one’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Studies show that those who drink at least two cups of coffee a day have a staggering 50 percent lower chance of developing type 2 diabetes. Not only that, a study in the European Journal of Neurology showed evidence that coffee decreases your chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease by a whopping 65 percent!
Coffee and Weight Loss
We bet you didn’t know that caffeine is one of the most common ingredients in almost all fat burning supplements in the market today due to its fat burning effects. Caffeine boosts your metabolism and increases your body’s ability to burn calories.
In a study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, researchers concluded that caffeine in coffee stimulates both the metabolism of obese and average people. Moreover, subjects with no weight problems showed greater fat loss.
And guess what? You can now boost your metabolism and spike your energy further by simply adding these three all-natural ingredients into your morning java. Not only will these all-natural ingredients make your coffee healthier, it would surely make it more delicious as well!
1. Coconut Oil
Science has since changed its opinion regarding fat and oil over the past decade. Coconut oil has earned a good reputation over the years and has earned its spot on the “superfoods” category.
There’s no denying that coconut oil is still fat. That’s a fact. But it’s the healthy kind of fat. Coconut oil contains medium-chain fatty acids which metabolize in a different manner compared to the other fats which pack in long-chain fatty acids. These medium-chain fatty acids are converted by our body into energy or ketones. Several studies also show the relationship between weight-loss and medium-chain triglycerides which make 65 percent of coconut oil. Studies show that medium-chain triglycerides reduce appetite, aid in fat loss and increase metabolism.
Adding coconut oil in your coffee will definitely help you lose that excess weight you have been carrying on for years! In a Malaysian study, Coconut oil has been found to decrease body fat. It also showed to decrease waist circumference even without reducing calorie intake. A decrease in abdominal fat has also been noted in people who consumed coconut oil in a Brazilian study.
Coconut oil is a thermogenic, which means it naturally produces heat which then boosts your metabolism and increase fat burning. The end product is an effective fat shedding mug of coffee.
2. Pure Honey
Pure honey is a healthy substitute to sugar. It’s a very healthy natural sweetener that is rich in vitamins and nutrients such as Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Niacin, Folate and Riboflavin. Not only that, honey also contains Calcium, Zinc, Iron, Phosphorus, Sodium and Potassium.
Incorporating honey in your diet increases the good cholesterol levels in your body and reduces cardiovascular strain. It can also help you manage your blood sugar levels.
Adding pure honey in your coffee activates your stored fat and converts this into energy that your body can use in your everyday activities. With this, you can lead a healthy and more active lifestyle.
Cinnamon is packed with antioxidants as well as anti-inflammatory properties which prevents cell damage and inflammation. Cinnamon can also help you maintain a healthy blood sugar level that incidentally keeps you feeling full for an extended time after meals which then leads to weight loss.
By efficiently converting sugar into energy, Cinnamon can boost the metabolism and can prevent body fat accumulation.
Ceylon and Cassia are the two common varieties of cinnamon. But if you want to maximize the health benefits of cinnamon, choose the healthy type – Ceylon cinnamon.
NOTE: Cassia cinnamon contains coumarin which is toxic and can adversely affect your liver.
Enjoy your healthy fat-burning cup of coffee!