0

Your Cart is Empty

Get More From Your Morning Coffee By Adding This!

August 31, 2016 3 min read

There are lots of folks out there who cannot even begin to face their day without a delicious, piping hot, cup of coffee. If this sounds like you, don't be shy! You're far from alone! Besides the energy boosting benefits of caffeine, coffee provides your body with antioxidants that can bolster your healthy immune defenses. But, there is a simple ingredient you can add to your coffee that will give you even greater health benefits! That coconut oil you've been using on your hair and your skin, is a great addition to your coffee! If you're thinking this might make a mess of your healthy eating plans by adding too much fat, we're here to clean up a misconception or two. https://www.instagram.com/p/BJRERAMBZPg/?taken-by=bodyrockofficial For decades now, we've been getting this whole ' saturated fat' thing all wrong. We've been ignoring the benefits that can come from eating things like butter and coconut oil because we believed they would cause heart disease. This, of course, is just not true. This does not mean that you can start dousing all your food in butter or eating a jar full of coconut oil every day, you do have to be moderate in your consumption. All we are saying is, don't ditch these fats completely! Here's why: the majority of fats are made up of long chain molecules that are broken down slowly in your digestive system and stored in your body. They begin the digestion process in your mouth but the majority of the work is done in the small intestine. These fats get reconfigured so they can be delivered to your bloodstream and fat deposits. If your body needs energy, it uses some of this fat. Trouble is, this isn't a particularly efficient way to get energy from fat and what isn't used just sits there in your body. This is where medium chain triglycerides, or MCTs, come in! The fat in coconut oil is made up of MCTs which means it can skip the previously mentioned digestion process, and get delivered directly to your blood stream. This means, that they are a viable energy source without contributing to your body's fat deposits! blog1846

Lauric Acid

The MCT that gives coconut oil all of its antibacterial and antiviral properties is lauric acid. In fact, lauric acid and  monolaurin (created when coconut oil is broken down by enzymes), have been found to combat  Staphylococcus Aureus and the yeast known as  Candida Albicans -- a common source of yeast infections in humans. Turns out  lauric acid may actually help you lose weight! Lauric acid affects your hunger and satiety hormones which means you will feel full without having to eat a large quantity of foods. Think about it, if you aren't eating as many calories, you can't help but lose weight!

The Takeaway

The best way to get lauric acid (and the other MCTs) is with coconut oil. 50% of the fats found in coconut oil is made up of lauric acid. And adding coconut oil to your coffee is a great way to reap the benefits without going overboard. There is a limit to the amount of MCTs your body can handle. If you go to far, you will experience a strong laxative effect. We understand if that's something you'd like to avoid! Usually the limit is about 2 tablespoons in a day. Some people can have more, some people tolerate less. You just have to go slowly and find your limit. Don't just dive in, start small. There are two ways you can work this wonder into your coffee. You can just plop it in and stir, or you can throw your coffee and your coconut oil in a blender and whip it up. This will create a frothy texture like a something you'd find in a high end coffee shop! Isn't it time you embraced fat and added coconut oil to your diet? For more creative ways to use this oil, have a look at the BodyRock Meal Plan! This plan includes 30 days worth of meals and snacks, a detailed nutrition guide and an added recipe book with over 70 offerings! Healthy, clean eating has never been easier!

Leave a comment


Also in BodyRock Store Blog

Image of Bodyrock blog article - 12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day
12 Ways To Make Your Belly Flatter By The End Of The Day

July 08, 2017 4 min read

Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - 7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks
7 Ways To Stop Binge Eating In It's Tracks

June 22, 2017 2 min read

Do you ever find yourself knuckle-deep in a bag of Cheetos?
Read More
Image of Bodyrock blog article - The Ultimate Workout Plan For Women Over 30
The Ultimate Workout Plan For Women Over 30

June 09, 2017 4 min read

Develop good workout habits now and experience better health as you age!
Read More

Become a Bodyrocker

Shipping & Delivery

We ship within Canada and the United States via FedEx with expedited 2-Day shipping.

For locations outside of the US and Canada, we ship using FedEx International, which is usually in transit for 5-7 business days, depending on location.

We ship all of our physical products with FedEx, from our warehouse location in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Signatures are required on all orders.

Returns & Exchanges

BodyRock Equipment

We offer a 30-day return policy, as long as: it is not more than 30 days past the date of delivery; and your item is in its original condition and packaging with the original order number. Refunds will be issued when the equipment is received back to the BodyRock warehouse, minus the original cost of shipping, and the customer is responsible for the costs of return shipping. To request a refund on physical product purchases, please contact us.

Digital Products

We cannot issue refunds on digital goods such as e-books or videos, as these are non-tangible goods that are irrevocable once the order is placed.

Clothing

All of the BodyRock clothing is made to order and so is final sale. If you have any questions about sizing prior to placing your order, please contact us.