Most people love coffee for the caffeine content and the health benefits of drinking it.
Coffee has benefits outside of anything attributable to caffeine (which would be along the lines of increased performance, increased energy, relief from headaches).
The benefits provided by coffee and not from caffeine are related to its phytonutrients. The micro nutrition in coffee can help your immune system out when it’s fighting to keep you healthy.
Don’t start counting your morning wake up cup as a serving of fruit or vegetables, though.
There are also simple things you can put in your coffee to alter the taste that will increase the benefits of your cup even further.
1. MCT Oils
2. Grass Fed Butter
A kind of ‘natural fuel’ for the body and brain, MCT oil is a great source of healthy fats that can help improve sports performance, cognitive ability, weight management, gut and heart health.
MCTs or medium chain triglycerides are a type of dietary fat most commonly found in coconut and palm oils. They are rarer and notably different in their chemical makeup because they contain between six and 12 carbon chains, compared to the long chain triglycerides (LCTs) containing more than 12 carbon chains found in most other dietary fats. For this reason, MCTs are more effectively absorbed and utilised to provide immediate energy instead of being stored as fat in the body.
Now can those people who claim that coconut oil is poison please ensure that they provide science based FACT before making outrages claims and causing an uprise that wasn’t necessary at all.
Grass Fed Butter
Firstly, putting plain milk reduces the amount of catechins, a type of antioxidant found in coffee. By not putting milk in your coffee, you get 3.4 times more antioxidants because casein, the milk protein, binds to the catechins and makes them unavailable.
Want more catechins in your diet, in addition to coffee?
Other super foods very high in catechins include dark chcoclate, green tea, and berries.
Since coffee (even industrial grade) is the number one source of antioxidants in the American diet, we might as well decide to get the maximum antioxidants out of commodity-grade coffee as possible. In fact you might want these antioxidants even more because you’re dealing with a higher amount of mold toxins in your coffee bombarding your system!
Second, when you get butter in coffee, you’re creating small droplets of fat suspended. Those small droplets are called micelles, and they make the fat more digestible; one of the roles of bile in the body is to create micelles to help you digest fat.
We hope after reading this article, that you realise that MCT Oils and Grass Fed Butter have many benefits. In saying that, this doe NOT mean that you have MCT Oils and Grass Fed Butter by the kilo in your coffee or with your food.
Like everything to do with what you consume, you need to ensure that you have an understanding of how many calories and macronutrients you need to consume per day, which will equate to how much you consume in each meal of your day.