We all love starting our morning with a delicious, warm (sometimes cold), eye-opening cup of coffee. But have you ever considered using your morning cuppa joe to increase your metabolism and assist your weight loss journey? Luckily we have the trick!
Coffee doesn’t only give you a caffeine boost but also offers a variety of health benefits. You may not have considered them before but cinnamon, turmeric, and cayenne pepper can make your coffee equally tasty and healthy by helping in boosting your metabolism and increasing fat burn.
How adding these 3 spices to your coffee can boost your metabolism:
If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, you don’t necessarily have to put all of your cravings aside for the sake of weight loss. While you should definitely cut back on sugary syrups and flavoured creamers, cinnamon is a great ingredient you can add to your morning cup of coffee without the worry of gaining weight. This tasty spice can actually boost your metabolism with its anti-inflammatory benefits that can help you shed pounds faster.
This brightly coloured spice contains an anti-inflammatory ingredient called curcumin, which works to boost your metabolic rate and is a great inflammation-fighting spice. Turmeric is packed with antioxidants that can help you reach your weight loss goals, especially when it takes the place of your typical fattening coffee ingredients. The antioxidant property of turmeric can help decrease insulin resistance, blood sugar, cholesterol levels, and other metabolic conditions.
3. Cayenne Pepper
Cayenne pepper is another great spice for boosting your metabolism and aiding in weight loss. Cayenne pepper contains a compound called capsaicin, which has been found to have a thermogenic effect. This means it can temporarily increase the metabolic rate and help burn more calories. Consuming cayenne pepper may help increase feelings of fullness and curb cravings, ultimately leading to a lower calorie intake.
Leading a healthy lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to take your coffee without an added flavour. In fact, sprinkling cinnamon, tumeric, or cayenne pepper in your cuppa joe every morning may just help you along the way!
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Written by Maegan-Leigh Jacobs
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