On its own, coffee contains polyphenols and other compounds that can boost your metabolism, increase your energy levels, and help you lose weight. Although the effects are minimal (you can’t expect one or two cups of coffee to do it all), this antioxidant-rich beverage is one of the best you can drink in the morning to increase your body’s chances of burning more fat.
And the toppings that you choose to dress up your coffee can also help.
This is the one thing you should add to your coffee because it flushes belly fat for a smaller stomach.
One of the magical ingredients found in coffee is caffeine. Sure, too much caffeine can bring on a major case of the jitters and cause sleeplessness, but a cup or two (preferably in the morning) can also boost your metabolism, increase energy levels, and make it easier for you to burn fat.
But if you are adding ingredients like non-dairy creamer or tons of sugar to your coffee, you are also thwarting your coffee’s best efforts to increase your metabolism because they ingredients have the opposite effect.
But this one ingredient can actually increase the health benefits of coffee.
According to research from the University of Michigan, an oil found in cinnamon called cinnamaldehyde can help burn fat in human cells.
After gathering human adipose stem cells from a variety of donors of different ages, ethnicities and weights (cells that would have turned into fat cells inside the human body), they found that those cells, when treated with cinnamaldehyde, actually transformed those cells, reports Newsweek.
According to Newsweek: “The addition of CA triggered the cells into a metabolic process. The heat helps them more efficiently burn off the lipids in swollen fat cells. The results, the researchers said, supported prior research showing that CA has an anti-obesity effect.”
If you want to really rev up your metabolism, try this Cinnamon Bulletproof Coffee recipe, which makes use of two fat-burning ingredients in your coffee: cinnamon and coconut oil (yep, oil).
Here are the ingredients you'll need:
Almond or cashew milk
A blender or Magic Bullet