How He Turns His Coffee Into a Weight Loss Drink
There are a multitude of weight loss powders and potions on the market today, some more reputable than others, and nearly all of them less than tasty. Which is why it’s nothing short of a miracle when a recipe consisting of three of the most delicious ingredients in the world gathers praise in the wellness community for amazing weight loss results. Health and fitness gurus are promoting a mixture of raw honey, coconut oil, and cinnamon that can be added to your morning coffee to create powerful weight loss drink.
The recipe is simple:
*1 teaspoon of cinnamon
*3/4 cup of coconut oil
*1/2 cup of raw honey
Mix all of the ingredients together and store in the fridge until ready for use. Stir 1-2 teaspoons into your cup of coffee or tea and enjoy.
The honey/cinnamon/coconut oil concoction works to accelerate your metabolism, burn calories, and help get rid of stubborn fat. The caffeine found in coffee and tea is a great way to kickstart your metabolism, with modest consumption aiding in heart and overall immune health.
Unlike refined sugar, honey is a natural sweetener that contains a number of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids. According to honeyfanatic.com, “the problem with losing weight is self-control, low energy, and choosing the wrong foods to help burn fat and contribute toward good health. Honey takes care of all three problems.”
Honey has a healthier glycemic index (GI) than sugar, which sustains energy longer, with a much lower risk of the inevitable “sugar crash.” Honey also contains folate, riboflavin, niacin, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6, all vital nutrients. Make sure to use raw, unfiltered, and unpasteurized organic honey for optimal results.
Cinnamon has been used for centuries for both culinary and medicinal purposes, and for good reason. Loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties that fight infections, it has also been known to reduces blood sugar levels and keep you feeling fuller longer. Cinnamon is a powerful anti-bacterial that rids the stomach of harmful bacteria which contributes to weight gain. It’s important to note that there are two types of cinnamon: Cassia and Ceylon. Ceylon is known as “true cinnamon,” and the preferred choice.
Unlike most oils we consume that contain unhealthy long chain fatty acids, coconut oil consists almost entirely of medium chain fatty acids. Medium chain fatty acids are more quickly absorbed and metabolised by the body, and thus converted into fuel. Coconut oil is a natural thermogenic, which increases both metabolic and energy expenditure, resulting in faster fat burning all around. It’s important to makes sure you consume unrefined virgin coconut oil, as refined coconut oil may be chemically treated, with little to no nutritional benefits.
If you’re searching for an even more powerful (and less sweet) weight loss addition to your morning cup of coffee or tea, check out this video for “bulletproof” coffee by trainer and bodybuilder Christian Ngono. By essentially replacing your usual cream and sugar with unrefined coconut oil and grass-fed butter, you’re providing yourself with necessary fats and fat burning oils while reducing your intake of sugar and heavy dairy. This fat burning coffee is ideal for those on low carb diets, and Ngono even suggests that many opt to make it their sole meal for breakfast.
Whether you choose to go the honey, cinnamon, and coconut oil route or try Christian Ngono’s bulletproof coffee, both beverages serve up a powerful dose of fat burning antioxidants, nutrients, and essential fats. Besides tasting great, this weight loss drink will keep the fat away while providing sustainable energy throughout the day.