Coconut Oil and Honey Coffee

I don’t know about you but I really love my coffee. Just the smell of it can make you feel Happy. Recently I have been trying to improve the quality of my over all health and started thinking about the amount of sugar that I drink.

I don’t really care for imitation sweeteners, so I thought I would try honey. Now real honey as you may know can have a strong taste and can be a little over powering, so I thought I would cut the taste with a little cinnamon. I had recently done some research on coconut oil a thought about trying it in my coffee as well. Why not make it a super charge health drink.

Now before I talk about the health benefits I want you to know I drank this for about two weeks and started feeling a huge change in my over all energy level.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is mainly made up of medium chain fatty acids  or  medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s) These are easily and quickly converted by our bodies into energy much faster that other oils and fats. Coconut oil is also an immune system booster and an anti-viral agent. Look for organic coconut oil for more benefits. Please see my other post on coconut oil here.

Honey (Pure and Raw)

Honey is rich in antioxidants and helps with your cholesterol. Both the Greeks, Romans, and Egyptians used for its healing properties. The records they kept mention honey as early  back as Aristotle’s time in 384 BC.

One tablespoon of honey is about 64 calories and contains no fat or cholesterol but is packed with minerals such as calcium, iron, sodium chlorine, magnesium, phosphate, potassium, trace enzymes and amino acids. Yep all that in honey.

A word of caution about honey. Once I made the sad mistake of buying what I thought was honey and turned out to be syrup. Make sure you read the label.  Your honey should be pure and uncooked. If you can buy organic honey even better. Also buying honey locally can help improve your seasonal allergies if you have them. Read more about honey Here.

 

 

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