Yes you read that correctly, metabolism boosting coconut oil coffee. You can boost your metabolism and energy with this one simple trick that Magic-Body Wrap recently stumbled upon… who thought of putting coconut oil in coffee?
I like coffee and adding coconut oil is easy to do. As the title of this article says you can boost your metabolism, energy and your immune system using coconut oil but there a couple of other added benefits as well.
Coconut oil contains a unique form of saturated fats known as medium-chain triglycerides. Medium-chain triglycerides are not like other saturated fats, MCT’s actually provide an energy component for the body, and are not stored in the body. It is thought that fats contained in coconut oil may also help to boost thermogenesis (the process by which the body raises its temperature, or energy output.) An increased energy output means the body has to raise its metabolic rate. As a result, more fat and calories are burned faster to support your higher metabolism and your lean muscle increases faster.
Coconut oil ramps up your energy! As already mentioned coconut oil is made up of those lovely medium chain triglycerides, which are more quickly consumed by the body and are quickly metabolized as fuel (energy), and not stored as fat.
In this study, 40, 20- 40 year old females, volunteered as those who suffered from abdominal obesity, over a 12-week period. The 40 volunteers were given a daily dietary supplement comprising of 30 milliliters of either soybean oil or coconut oil. At the end of the 12-week study, the researchers found that the women who were given the coconut oil experienced a significant drop in both BMI and waist circumference, as well as an increase in “good” HDL cholesterol.
Did you know that approximately 50% of the fatty acids in coconut oil is Lauric Acid. Lauric acid is a certain type of fatty acid found in saturated-fat foods. Bad saturated-fat could be commercially baked goods (cookies, crackers, cakes, muffins), packaged snacks, solid fats (stick margarine, vegetable shortening), anything with “partially hydrogenated” oil listed in the ingredients, and the list goes on.
The best source of lauric acid is found in coconuts, and according to Dr. Axe, “many of the benefits of coconut oil that have been well-established in research settings are due to the presence of lauric acid.”
Lauric acid can be used for treating, the flu, the common cold, fever blisters, cold sores, and so much more!
Now that you know of all the great health benefits of metabolism boosting coconut oil, just imagine how it will taste in your coffee! Coconut oil coffee is surprisingly delicious!
COCONUT OIL COFFEE RECIPE:
- Prepared hot coffee
- 1-2 teaspoons of coconut oil
- sugar substitute such as stevia (optional)
- honey (optional)
- coconut sugar (optional)
- flavouring such as vanilla, peppermint, rum extract (optional)
- Carefully pour hot coffee into blender cup.
- Add coconut oil (I usually add a teaspoon of vanilla and one and one-half teaspoons of coconut palm sugar).
- Place the lid on your blender, blend! (Place a tea towel over lid as you hold lid on, hot liquid could spill out depending on your blender) You will see that the coffee will froth up, like a latte!
- Now for the best part, pour it into your cup and RELAX!
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SOURCE: Dr. Axe, Food is Medicine