Did you know that your morning drink can make or break your metabolism? If you drink a high-sugar latte, you get one set of results. But, if you drink zero-sugar coffee plus healthy fats (medium chain triglycerides) and collagen, you can super charge your metabolism. Every day.
Here’s how a morning drink can affect you. The choice is yours…super charge or store fat?
The best option to super charge your metabolism ever more is this simple Beyond Zone Coffee recipe. It’s simply:
This combo is great for energy, metabolism, brain clarity and focus, and ketosis.
How does it super charge your metabolism?
In the last few years, research published in journals like Scientific Reports make it clear that caffeine from coffee promotes an increased metabolism. For example, this study analyzed the effects of caffeine on cells and metabolism in both lab studies and a human study (1).
In both types, there was a positive correlation with caffeine and boosted metabolism. How?
Caffeine from coffee increases brown fat. Brown fat, or brown adipose tissue (BAT), is a special fat that generates heat by way of burning calories from nutrients like glucose and lipids. It metabolizes them through the activation of an uncoupling protein in the mitochondria (1). BAT is active and benefits metabolism. It is a relatively new area of study, just 1-2 decades old.
On the other hand, white adipose tissue (WAT) is undesirable fat. This is the fat that accumulates throughout our lives, using calories we consume but don’t burned, and is associated with chronic disease. For more on this study, click here.
MCTs are special fats that have shorter carbon chains than most fats in the diet (2). The size of the fat directly affects its function in the body.
One amazing benefit of MCTs is that they support optimal metabolism.
In fact, MCTs support healthy blood sugars and decrease insulin output, thereby improving health and fat metabolism (3). They encourge:
In one recent study, scientists concluded that MCT oils provided benefit to beta cells in both mice and humans. One key to improving metabolism and optimizing blood sugars is improving the health of these cells (4).
Additionally, a 2016 animal study showed that MCTs improved both insulin resistance and inflammation. (5).
Yet another recent study shows how you can super charge your metabolism and reach a healthy weight: 16:8 intermittent fasting (6).
In this study,
For 12 weeks, the study volunteers followed a 16:8 diet of intermittent fasting:
These results are an exciting scientific look at 16:8 intermittent fasting benefits, especially for obese individuals who struggle to lose the weight or keep it off.
Not only can intermittent fasting help with weight loss, it can help improve many factors of metabolic health, including the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Research shows even a small amount of weight loss like what the subjects experienced through 16:8 fasting can improve metabolic health.
To read more about this study, click here.