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Coconut oil in coffee for extra energy and focus

Florian Fermin
Florian Fermin

“Coconut oil in the coffee or just black?” If it is up to us, this will be asked as standard when you order a cup of coffee. But there is a good chance that you have never thought of throwing a splash of oil in your cup of coffee. Yet there are many benefits to adding coconut oil.

In brief

Coconut oil is a rich source of medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs). This type of saturated fatty acid is absorbed by your body faster than other saturated fatty acids, so that your body can quickly convert these fatty acids into energy.

What is coconut oil?

Coconut oil is a natural oil that, as the name suggests, is extracted from coconuts. Coconut oil is mainly known for its health benefits and is also a delicious addition to shakes, salads or coffee.

The composition of coconut oil mainly consists of saturated fatty acids, to be precise mediumchain triglycerides (MCTs). These saturated fatty acids in coconut oil are known to be more easily absorbed by your body, in contrast to, for example, the fats in olive oil. answer/healthy-food-and-nutrients/is-coconut-oil-healthier-than-sunflower-oil.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">1).

Coconut oil is mainly found in a solid form in the Netherlands. This is mainly due to the temperature in our country. As a result, you will not easily find a liquid form in the supermarket.

Coconut-oil for extra energy

One of the benefits of coconut oil that has been scientifically researched is that fats are an important source of energy for your body. MCTs in coconut oil are quickly absorbed by your body, which also ensures that these fatty acids can be quickly converted into energy (2). Coconut oil can therefore be seen as a quick source of extra energy. In addition, coconut oil provides a feeling of satiety for a long time, so that you do not get hunger dips during the day and can continue to perform optimally.

Coconut-oil for extra focus

By adding the fats from coconut oil to your cup of coffee, you ensure that cognitive-enhancing substances from coffee can reach your brain. The fats allow the antioxidants and substances such as kawheol and cafestol to cross the blood-brain-barrier< /a> pass, giving you a big focus kick in addition to the energy boost!

Coconut oil in your coffee?

A bite of pure coconut oil is of course not exactly tasty, and we would certainly not recommend that. By adding coconut oil to your coffee, the heat of the coffee causes the coconut oil to liquefy. This also gives your daily cup of coffee a somewhat creamy taste if you mix the oil well with the coffee with a small hand mixer, blender or even with a fork.