Starting your day with coffee not only gives you energy—that hot cup o' joe can also do a lot more for you. But if you've been sticking to sugar and milk, you should know there's a better way to enhance your coffee’s flavor and benefits.
Why Drink Coffee?
Coffee has been roasted and consumed since the 13th century around the world. While the taste and natural energy boost from the caffeine are the most popular reasons for making coffee part of your daily routine, there are other perks to consuming a cup or two on a daily basis.
Coffee is naturally rich in antioxidants, which protect the cells of the body against free radical damage. This can be helpful in disease prevention—particularly heart disease
—when part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. Coffee may also help protect the brain, particularly the long-term memory. Coffee can also be helpful in managing your weight
by helping you feel full between meals and speeding up your metabolism.
Why Add Coconut Oil?
Coconut oil is one of our favorite natural products and there are endless ways to use it
. The idea of adding it to coffee was one of the most intriguing.
Coconut oil contains monounsaturated fatty acids, which have anti-inflammatory benefits. Inflammation
is a natural response to stress or injury, but when inflammation is out of control it can cause physical discomfort and damage.
How to Enjoy It
If you’re interested in making up some coconut oil-enhanced coffee. All you need is some extra virgin, cold-pressed coconut oil. Just stir 1 tsp into the coffee while it’s hot—keep stirring to make sure it combines with the coffee instead of collecting on the top. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature, but dissolves quickly when heated.
The coconut oil will, understandably, give the coffee a smoother, oilier texture. As for the taste, since coconut oil is slightly sweet, you shouldn't need to add anything else to it.
Now, consuming coffee on a daily basis isn't right for everyone. If you’re overly sensitive caffeine or take medication that interacts with it, choose decaf. Your doctor can help you determine if you should consume coffee on a daily basis. It’s best to consume coffee in the morning and early afternoon (before 2 p.m.) if you can to prevent it from impacting your quality of sleep.
Give it a try and let us know what you think. For the latest health news and information, check back tomorrow. Stay well.