Would you have ever considered mixing coconut oil in with your cup of coffee. I couldn’t exactly imagine that flavour when I first heard about this. What caught my attention was the amazing benefits.
Apparently adding coconut oil to your coffee can actually improve your health. Besides a caffeine boost, coffee doesn’t have much nutritional value. However, once you add some coconut oil that all changes.
This method is much simpler and less expensive for its health benefits in comparison to the bulletproof coffee trend which uses organic coffee beans, unsalted butter, and Brain Octane.
I decided to check this out for myself and used coconut oil in my coffee for seven day, taking note of any changes I observed.
Benefits Of Coconut Oil In Coffee:
So why put coconut oil in coffee? It seems that the trend of adding fats into coffee began with bulletproof coffee. This fancy coffee promises to improve your cognitive functions and energize you more than regular coffee does through the use of healthy fats. The world’s CEOs and star athletes all seem to be indulging in this drink.
However, adding coconut oil is the best alternative for people who don’t have much time to spare in the mornings.
Some of the benefits of coconut oil in coffee include:
Coconut oil is made up of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). Since coconut oil is a three-chain fatty acid, the liver processes it into energy instead of its being stored as fat. So putting it in coffee gives you even more of an energy boost.
An Increased Metabolism
Consuming MCTs in coconut oil can help speed up your metabolic rate. Your body is also able to burn fat easier. Individuals who consume one to two tablespoons of medium-chain fats burned 120 calories per day due to an increase in energy.
A Decreased Appetite
Coconut oil is a natural appetite suppressant. Many people believe that coconut oil makes you feel fuller, leading you to consume less throughout the day.
A link between ketone bodies produced by the liver and coconut oil consumption have been discovered. These naturally curb your appetite and have helped certain individuals to eat 250 fewer calories on a daily basis.
An Immune System Boost
Coconut oil’s fatty acids are primarily composed of lauric acid. Lauric acid contains antimicrobial properties and has been used to treat viral infections. and effective against intestinal infections and various viruses such as herpes.
Side Effects Of Coconut Oil In Coffee
People can actually be allergic to coconuts, symptoms include breaking out into hives or getting itchy. Some serious reactions have also been documented, including anaphylactic attacks. To avoid exposing your body to a full dose apply a small amount of coconut oil on your skin and monitoring it for signs of itching or swelling for 24 hours.
Other studies suggest that an increased intake in saturated fats could cause high cholesterol. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the American Medical Association have both warned people of the negative impact coconut oil can have on cholesterol levels.
Nutritionists differentiate between coconut oil’s medium-chain fatty acids and other more common fat sources. The body more easily metabolizes coconut oil’s medium-chain triglycerides.
Coconut Oil In Coffee Recipe
Adding coconut oil to coffee is a very simple process. All you need is your favorite brand of coffee, organic coconut oil, and your choice of sweetener. You can choose between Stevia, raw honey, vanilla extract, coconut sugar, or gelatin. I decided to go with raw honey.
Mix coconut oil in coffee is through a blender. To prepare the drink, simply brew your coffee then place it into your blender. Add in one teaspoon of your sweetener then one to two teaspoons of coconut oil. Blend the mixture on high until it turns a light color — this could take about 30 seconds. Once it’s blended just pour it into your cup and enjoy!
Check out my experience below to learn about this coconut oil and coffee combination.
My first day making the coffee concoction was amazingly easy. I added one teaspoon of raw honey and two teaspoons of coconut oil.
After blending the mixture and pouring it back into my cup, I was pleasantly surprised by the taste. The mixture was very frothy, smooth, and sweet. It felt as if I had made a regular cup of coffee with milk and sugar which taster great.
I didn’t feel much different throughout the day, just added energy.
On the second day I was pretty excited to make the drink again. I was hoping to finally feel some of the amazing effects of coconut oil in coffee. However, I still really didn’t notice a difference outside of the initial caffeine kick.
On the fifth day I felt more energized as I woke up before my alarm went off. I felt more alert after drinking as I worked on my usual errands and writing gigs.
Toward the end of the week I was convinced that the coconut oil was responsible for my added energy. I felt more awake and even pushed myself a bit further during my morning workout routine. I also noticed that I stopped snacking as often throughout the day and felt fuller longer.
Although I didn’t feel any immediate changes in the first three days, the taste was delicious. My energy lasted longer throughout the day without burning out too quickly. Although I didn’t experience weight-loss benefits, I will keep making this drink as my morning fuel.
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