6 Benefits of Adding Coconut Oil to Your Morning Coffee

Nothing feels better than drinking that first cup of morning coffee. And chances are you love your coffee the way it is. But adding coconut oil to†your morning mug may give you a better feeling and lots of health benefits.

Unlike sugar†and cream, which make your coffee unhealthy, coconut oil adds nutrients to it. Here are the benefits of adding coconut oil to your coffee.

6 Benefits of Adding Coconut Oil to Your Morning Coffee

Benefits of Coconut Oil in Coffee

1. It may boost your metabolism.

Most diets encourage people to eat coconut oil for a good reason. Coconut oil contains MCTs (Medium Chain Triglycerides). MCTs can boost your metabolism.

The results in this study showed that taking one to two tablespoons of MCTs per day increased energy expenditure by five percent. This totals to about 120 calories per day.

In fact, research shows coconut oil can enhance weight loss. In this study, women who took 30ml of coconut oil daily lost more weight compared to those who took soybean oil.

2. It may curb your appetite.

If youíve been trying to curb your appetite without success, adding coconut oil to your morning coffee may help. Again, this has to do with MCTs.

Research shows that people consume fewer calories when they take MCTs. I may also note that increasing fat intake helps reduce appetite.

3. You may get an energy boost.

Many of us drink coffee for the energy boost. Well, you can feel even more energetic if you add coconut oil to your coffee.

Our bodies absorb MCTs rapidly, which means your energy levels rise instantly. You may want to drink this mixture before your workouts to enhance your performance.

4. It may strengthen your immune system.

Coffee lacks nutrients. Itís only a good source of antioxidants. Coconut oil, on the other hand, contains lauric acid, which has strong antimicrobial properties.

Lauric acid can help treat viral infections including cold sores, swine flu, fever blisters, and avian flu, according to WebMD.

5. It may prevent cognitive decline.

Both coffee and coconut oil contain antioxidants which can improve your mental health.

In this study, researchers found that consuming MCTs helped improve cognitive function in Alzheimerís patients.

You will also love this mixture if you struggle with depression. Some studies show that coconut oil eases depression. Generally, it is important to eat enough fats if you want to manage depression.

Get healthy fats from olive oil, nuts and nut butter, seeds, and avocado.

6. It may help prevent diabetes.

Did you know that coffee drinkers have a lower risk of type 2 diabetes? A review of 18 studies involving more than 450,000 people showed that coffee drinkers have a seven percent lower risk of diabetes.

Thatís not all. Recent research shows that MCTs help reduce blood glucose levels.

How to Add Coconut Oil to Coffee

If you decide to add coconut oil to your coffee, do it in moderation. Start with one tablespoon per eight- to 12-ounce cup of coffee.

To add coconut oil to your coffee, simply put†a tablespoon of coconut oil in an empty cup, pour hot coffee in it and stir. After a while, you can start adding two tablespoons.

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Peggy B
Peggy B28 days ago

I cannot believe this would be healthy at all. The research has not even confirmed that coconut oil is even good for you. I will have to ask my cardiologist what he thinks.

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Marge F
Marge F5 months ago

Thank you for posting this interesting article.

Lindi Smith
Lindi Smith5 months ago

OK so the article [again] claiming coconut oil to be 'pure poison' to human beings... so that was fake news as well or ? Geesuz you can't trust anything these days. It sucks is what !

Renata B
Renata B5 months ago

I recently read in some article that coconut oil is actually very bad for us. You read all sorts of things and their contrary. And I see below someone who also has doubts. This author has proved to be totally wrong many times in the past, not reliable.

Richard A
Richard A5 months ago

Thank you for this article.

Philippa Powers
Philippa Powers5 months ago

Thanks. I use coconut oil for cooking.

Irene S
Irene S5 months ago

Are you sure? There you can find, why you should not add it to anything: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28620111

Julia S
Julia S6 months ago

Only today saw an article claiming that coconut oil is a pure poison. Didn't even trouble to read it. Love your well-researched article! Thank you!

Sandra V
Sandra V6 months ago