Coconut oil can be used with the cooking of your meal, your soaps, and even your coffee. It’s been used by many people on the ketogenic diet.
There have been discussions as to whether coconut oil in coffee is good or bad. There’s hardly any evidence to suggest anything, what has been proven is that it contains a high amount of healthy fats which is beneficial to weight loss.
The idea of using healthy fats, in your coffee has been around for some time, and is also known as “Bullet Proof Coffee.”
People who drink bulletproof coffee have reported that their cognitive thinking has improved as well as weight loss. You can purchase coconut oil from your local store, and it’s affordable.
As well as weight loss, below are more benefits of coconut oil in coffee (Bullet Proof Coffee)
1. Increases Metabolism
Coconut oil falls into the thermogenic group. What this means is when you eat, you spend more energy which results in your burning more body fat. Add two tablespoons of coconut oil per day, and you’ll burn off an extra 100 calories.
Your metabolism also increases by 4% which gives you an extra 100 calories burnt. Now that isn’t a lot, but if you drink it daily, you’ll start to see a physical change.
2. Eat Less
Coconut oil stops you craving for more food. By adding a small amount of coconut oil to your diet, you’ll find that you eat less during the day and snacking becomes irrelevant.
It’s quite common if you’re on the keto diet as ketone bodies are produced by the liver which stops your hunger pangs in their tracks. People have reported eating 250 calories less each day when drinking coconut oil in their coffee.
3. Energy Boost
It isn’t the caffeine that gives you boost; its energy-boosting effects comes from the coconut oil. Coconut oil contains fatty acids which are converted into energy quickly rather than finding a home in your fat stores.
4. Improves Digestion
“Bullet Proof Coffee” contains two ingredients – coffee and coconut oil. The two keep your digestive system moving the way it should. The caffeine keeps you awake as well as gives you an extra push and prevents constipation.
5. Balances Blood Sugar Levels
Insulin is what controls your blood sugar levels and you want them as stable as possible. If your levels are constantly spiking, then this will cause you to be become tired and develop cravings.
Foods full of carbohydrates release insulin in our bodies, and that is why coconut oil is loved by many people. It doesn’t trigger any insulin release. It does help with the development of ketones which gives you a huge energy boost.
6. Brain Function
To improve your productivity, it’s recommended to drink “Bullet Proof Coffee” first thing in the morning. This works because caffeine is a mental stimulant and increases your levels of alertness.
It’s also been proven to aid those with Alzheimer’s disease. The ketones that are produced by the liver relieve the symptoms.
Huge amounts of coconut oil will not make you fat; only drink one cup per day. Doing this for a few months will start to show – physically and mentally.