Coffee, I as well as a lot of other people are obsessed with coffee, but sometimes it is not always the best choice. This simple solution will change the way you drink coffee forever, and you might just lose a few pounds in the process.
Many people have a problem with fat and calories, and getting used to adding fats into your diet can sometimes be a hard thing to do. People analyze calories without even glancing at the ingredients, and buy chemical loaded products like non-fat, French vanilla coffee creamer instead, completely oblivious to the fact that palm oil is the third ingredient. Being skinny is a priority and health gets pushed to the side. But, what if I told you, you could have both!
Coconut Oil, unlike most oil, contains medium-chain fatty acids, instead of long-chain fatty acids. Medium chain fatty acids are metabolized differently than long-chain, which leads to a beneficial boost in metabolism. In a study done at the University of Geneva, 1 to 2 tablespoons of medium chain fats per day increased energy expenditure by 5%, and this totals to 120 calories per day.
According to one study, where researchers assembled 40 female volunteers between the ages of 20 and 40 who suffered from abdominal obesity. Over a 12 week period, the women were given a dietary supplement comprising of 30 milliliters of either soybean 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 reduction in both BMI and waist circumference as well as an increase in good HDL cholesterol. “It appears that dietetic supplementation with coconut oil does not cause dyslipidemia and seems to promote a reduction in abdominal obesity.”
Coconut oil also gives your immune system a nice boost, almost 50% of the fatty acids coconut oil contains is Lauric acid. Lauric acid is potent in antimicrobial properties. Lauric acid is used for treating, “viral infections including influenza (the flu); swine flu; avian flu; the common cold; fever blisters, cold sores, and genital herpes caused by herpes simplex virus (HSV); genital warts caused by human papillomavirus (HPV); and HIV/AIDS. It is also used for preventing the transmission of HIV from mothers to children.”
Coconut oil does not give your coffee a greasy taste or texture, but when done right makes for an incredibly smooth and creamy texture. It gives your coffee an incredibly rich and creamy taste that is perfectly sweetened with honey and flavored with cinnamon and vanilla. It contains no palm oil, no preservative, and no artificial sweeteners!
Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer
¾ Cup coconut oil, organic!
½ cup raw honey
1 ½ tsp cinnamon
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Combine all the ingredients and whisk together until well blended.
How to Use Your Coconut Oil Coffee Creamer
Brew your favorite coffee, I go for around 2 cups.
Add 1-2 Tbsp of your creamer. If you want to, you can also add 1 Tbsp of your favorite grass-fed butter.
Add everything to a blender, blend the coffee mixture on high for 30 seconds for a nice foam, and pour into your favorite mug. Enjoy!