For the past month I have been adding a spoonful of coconut oil to my coffee. I do still add creamer because, well, I love creamer….so bad I know. If you can drink it without creamer however that is recommended.
The reason I started doing this was because a friend of mine posted an article about coconut oil on Facebook and stated she adds it to her coffee and cooks with it. After reading that article I did even more research around the internet to get more information. Now I knew coconut oil is good for you and I have used it as lotion, lip balm, eye make up remover, hair hydration treatment, and even to grease a frying pan for cooking, but I never regularly ingested it until now.
Coconut Oil, unlike most oil, contains medium-chain fatty acids, instead of long-chain fatty acids. Medium-chain fatty acids are smaller, easier to digest, and help stimulate your body’s metabolism.
Below are some of the general reasons I add coconut oil to my coffee:
1. Coconut Oil Increases Your Energy
2. Coconut Oil Speeds Up The Metabolism
3. Coconut Oil Boosts The Immune System
I encourage you to do your own research on coconut oil however I feel like it is working for me. I feel like my tummy is finally feeling tighter after having Liam and I feel more energy throughout the day. It also makes me really full which limits morning snacking.
You can blend your coffee, coconut oil, and anything else you like in your coffee in a blender. You’ll notice that the coconut oil and coffee will froth up. Otherwise if you are kind of lazy and in a hurry in the mornings (like me) you can just add it to your coffee and give it a stir before each sip (or gulp). It doesn’t taste like coconut at all and is super yummy!