Want To Burn More Fat? Put These 3 Things In Your Coffee

If you love your morning coffee, you may be surprised to find out that it offers some real health benefits. And by simply adding three all-natural ingredients to your brew

you’ll not only have more energy, but you’ll also drop a few extra pounds. Now that’s how I like my morning coffee!

Coffee is actually quite healthy
Coffee may perk you up and even kick-start your system each morning, but here’s another great reason to sip a cup of java each day. That steaming cup of brew is the number one source of antioxidants in the U.S. diet, according to a study by the University of Scranton. “Americans get more of their antioxidants from coffee than any other dietary source,” says study leader Joe Vinson, Ph.D., a chemistry professor at the university. And whether you’re drinking leaded or unleaded, both versions of coffee appear to provide similar antioxidant levels.

Antioxidants are linked to a number of potential health benefits, including protection against heart disease and cancer. And while the study team analyzed the antioxidant content of more than 100 different foods including vegetables, fruits, nuts, spices, oils and common beverages, coffee came out on top for both antioxidants per serving size and frequency of consumption. But that’s not all. One cup of coffee also contains important vitamins:

-Riboflavin (vitamin B2): 11 percent of the RDA
-Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5): 6 percent of the RDA
-Manganese and potassium: 3 percent of the RDA
-Magnesium and niacin (B3): 2 percent of the RDA

Coffee may even lower your risk of developing diabetes. Studies suggest that coffee drinkers have a significantly reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Interestingly, those who drink the most coffee have 23 to 50 percent lower risk of getting this disease. One study shows a reduction as high as 67 percent. Moreover, a study published in the European Journal of Neurology suggests that coffee may even decrease your risk of getting Alzheimer’s disease by as much as 65 percent!

The coffee cure for excess weight

Did you know that caffeine is found in most commercial fat burning supplement? Caffeine is one of the only natural substances that has actually been proven to aid fat burning. In fact, caffeinated coffee boosts your metabolism and helps increase the rate at which your body burns calories.

A study published in the American Journal Clinical Nutrition set out to investigate the effects of coffee on the metabolic rate. Researchers found that caffeinated coffee stimulates the metabolism in both obese and normal weight individuals. However, when it came to normal weight subjects, it seems there was an even greater fat loss.

But here’s some even better news. Now you can boost your metabolism and energy even further by adding these three ingredients to your morning brew: Coconut oil, cinnamon and raw honey. And if you’re wondering how this blend will taste in your favorite organic coffee, I’m here to tell you, it tastes great!

1. Organic coconut oil

When it comes to fat and oil — what’s healthy and what’s not — science has greatly changed its opinion over the past few decades. Coconut oil has garnered a lot of interest, becoming one of the most popular superfoods recommended for raw and cooked consumption.

Yes, coconut oil is fat, but it’s a healthier version. While most other fats contain long-chain fatty acids, coconut oil is comprised almost entirely of medium-chain fatty acids, which metabolize differently. Medium-chain fatty acids are sent to the liver by the digestive system where they’re either converted to energy or ketone bodies. There are also several studies that have observed fat loss and metabolic changes in response to medium-chain triglycerides, which make up about 65 percent of coconut oil. Researchers have found medium-chain triglycerides to increase metabolism, reduce appetite and calorie intake and promote fat loss.

Therefore, adding coconut oil to your morning coffee can be very beneficial for shedding excess weight. In one Malaysian study, researchers found coconut oil to decrease body fat and waist circumference without having to intentionally reduce calories. In another Brazilian study that compared calorie-restricted diets, researchers noted decreased abdominal fat in those who consumed coconut oil. The bottom line is that coconut oil is a natural thermogenic, meaning it increases your basal metabolic rate and energy. The result? A more efficient, fat-burning cup of coffee.

2. Raw honey

Like processed sugar, honey is sweet. But unlike processed sugar, it’s a natural sweetener rich in vitamin B6, folate, vitamin C, niacin and riboflavin. It also contains numerous minerals including iron, calcium, sodium, zinc, potassium and phosphorus. Eating honey may also help increase the levels of “good” cholesterol in the body and reduce cardiovascular strain, according to research publish