Coffee is the most enjoyed morning drink around the world. Not only it boosts your energy levels and prepares you for the day ahead, it also packs a number of other health benefits, such as improved metabolism, and when consumed moderately, it protects the heart.
Adding some common ingredients like coconut oil, cinnamon and honey can turn your coffee in very powerful fat burner that will easily help you drop a few extra pounds without any major dietary changes.
The Cinnamon is a powerful anti-inflammatory agent which reduces inflammatory processes in the body. It is also packed in antioxidants meaning it neutralizes the negative effects of free radicals. It helps in reducing blood sugar levels by increasing blood sugar metabolism, supports the breakdown of sugar, which is transformed into energy. In this way cinnamon prevents fat buildup in your body.
Coconut oil mostly consists of medium-chain fatty acids, which the digestive system immediately sends to the liver. In case they are not turned into energy, they are transformed into ketone 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.
The honey is full of natural sugar that the body depends on for energy. Honey is also rich with important minerals such as sodium, iron, zinc, calcium, potassium and phosphorus. It also contains niacin, folate, vitamin C, riboflavin and Vitamin B6. It has proved highly beneficial for regulating blood cholesterol levels and reducing stress.
The honey provides the essential nutrients thus preventing any mineral or vitamin deficiencies in the body.
To prepare this incredible paste you will need the following ingredients:
½ cup of honey
¾ cup of coconut oil
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of cocoa (optional)
Mix all of the ingredients together until you get a well-blended paste. Store the paste in a glass jar and keep it in the refrigerator
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!