"Ah, push it, push it real good!" This tune by Salt N Peppa came to my mind when I started thinking about skipping the cream & sugar in my morning coffee. No double, doubles over here! I've got something even better for you!!
My version: "KICK it real good."
You know that daily cup of joe nearly every person in the world must have? Don't worry I'm not going to tell you to kick your daily caffeine hit to the curb, I also love a cup of hot coffee in the morning to stir up the soul and get you kicked into high gear. What I want to talk about is the crap you are putting in your coffee. I mean, come on, do you really like coffee for its flavour or is it the sugary, French Vanilla, chemical taste that you crave?
A while back I chose to stop drinking coffee, I never was a sugar in my coffee type of gal but I did need some of that flavoured cream or I thought coffee tasted like ass! During my break from coffee, and the chemicals I paired it with, my taste buds and knowledge of what I was putting in my body expanded. I have started drinking coffee again and I drink it black!! I truly enjoy coffee for its flavour now, but I have also switched the type of coffee I drink. Once in a blue moon you will catch me with a 'Timmies' in my hand, but the coffee I have come to truly love is Foursigmatic Mushroom Coffee. Now, as much as I love Foursigmatic, today's post isn't about their delicious products... I want to talk about a product to put IN your coffee.
One thing I do agree with adding to your morning cup of coffee is medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil. MCT oil is the bomb diggity for brain health and can be absorbed right from the digestive tract. It is one of the fastest sources of clean fuel for the body and brain. It's travel process is much shorter than carbohydrates and other fats therefore it is one of the best ways to fuel up in the morning. You have most likely heard the craze about the ketogenic diet (low carb, high fat, high protein) where your liver turns fat into ketones and uses it as fuel because your body does not have enough insulin. Considering the process to get these ketones to your brain, MCT oil is pure gold to this diet!!
MCT Oil Train. Woot Woot!
Promotes weight loss; gives the sense of feeling full
Instant Fuel; can be used immediately upon entering your system, no need to be broken down
Antimicrobial & antifungal; fights yeast and bacterial growth
OH, the Flavour!
You can get MCT oil in all sorts of flavours like: vanilla, pumpkin spice, strawberry and more. I personally use plain, so my cup of joe still tastes like coffee, but you can add it to more than just coffee. Try tossing some into your daily shake or using it as a salad dressing. I suggest giving MCT oil a whirl rather than all the sugary, artificial flavoured chemicals and thick creams you might normally reach for. Your body will say "Halleluiah" for the added fuel source and thank you for not bogging it down with all the other crap that causes insulin spikes, unwanted weight gain and bad moods.
I challenge you to make this small change in your daily habit, your body will find it quite the retreat.
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