Coffee is a popular beverage around the world. Who doesn't like a warm cup of coffee in the morning to give that little boost of much-needed energy? Drinking coffee has many health benefits, including better energy levels, more fat burn and an increase in physical performance.
So, if you are a coffee lover like I am, how can you get more benefits out of your morning espresso? Adding certain ingredients to your morning coffee will give you plenty more reasons to drink more than one or two cups daily.
Why add other ingredients to your coffee?
Some of the reasons to add more to your daily cuppa includes:
- Boost Energy
- Better Fat Loss
- Reduction of Inflammation
- Stabilise Sugar Levels
- Consistent Energy Levels
- Added Vitamins and Antioxidants
What can you add to your morning coffee?
There’s a range of ingredients that you can add to your expresso to get the full benefits of caffeine plus more. Here are some popular ones that will give you more energy and mental focus and help with fat loss.
1. Grass-fed Butter
Adding grass-fed butter to your coffee will provide a range of nutrients, including CLA, omega-3s, beta-carotene, antioxidants and A, K, D and E vitamins. Adding butter to your coffee will help you increase energy and also regulate your appetite. Butter may help to fight digestive disorders and may promote gut health.
Sprinkle your morning cuppa with some cinnamon, which will deliver a dose of antioxidants. This spice is loaded with 41 protective compounds that may help boost the immune system.
Cacao is a powerful antioxidant, and it’s the highest plant-based source of iron. It also has some anti-inflammatory properties, which will help to lower blood pressure, increase good cholesterol (HDL) and decrease the bad one (LDL). This potent chocolaty powder has cognitive and mood-enhancing benefits, as well as anti-depressive qualities.
4. Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT)
Mostly extracted from coconut oil, MCT oils are easily digested by the body. Adding MCTs will promote a range of benefits, including weight loss.
The main compound found in turmeric is curcumin. This compound is known for its antiviral, antifungal, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Adding turmeric to your coffee will help with metabolism and wellbeing.
6. Black Pepper Extract
Increase nutrient absorption, meaning when you have a coffee with this compound, you are more likely to feel all the benefits of having coffee for a prolonged time.
Having a coffee in the morning will give you the power to kickstart your day, so why not try something else to really give you the benefits of improved energy and fat loss? There are many benefits to adding a little “something” to your daily coffee.
Whether you are looking for improved energy levels, better fat loss or anti-inflammatory properties, having a powered-up coffee will give you so much more than just a little kick of energy.