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10 Things to Add to Your Coffee for Boosted Benefits – Thomas DeLauer
1) MCT/Coconut Oil
Contains lauric acid which, upon digestion, forms a type of monoglyceride called monolaurin, which acts as a bacteria-killer
MCTs have a unique metabolism, being preferentially absorbed without the need for micelle formation, and they are transported by the portal vein to the liver for preferential oxidation
Ghee, a type of clarified butter, which is a fancy term for pure butterfat
Contain virtually no lactose and are very low in casein, which makes them an ideal alternative to regular butter for those with dairy and lactose sensitivities
Ghee also contains butyric acid, a short-chain fatty acid – butyric acid is an essential nutrient for the digestive system because it helps maintain healthy cells throughout the GI tract, and provides energy to the cells in your large intestine
Ghee has a higher smoke point than most fats, with a smoke point of 450 F – By comparison, regular butter and coconut oil only have a smoke point of 350 F, while extra virgin olive oil has a smoke point of 320 F
Cacao helps stimulate serotonin production in the brain, which regulates your mood and helps suppress your appetite, which means you’ll consume less calories in the long run.
Also contains both anandamide and phenylethylamine, both of which induce euphoria, act as an aphrodisiac and boost overall mood – phenylethylamine releases norepinephrine & increases dopamine
Phosphodiesterase enzymes and increases the activity of a messenger called cAMP, which activates protein-kinase A (PKA)
Flavanols (a class of flavonoids) present in cocoa increase the production of nitric oxide (NO) by blood vessels (endothelial cells), which leads to widening of blood vessels, improving their function
4) Reishi or Cordyceps
Reishi activates autophagy and decreases levels of TNF-alpha and IL-1, which are inflammatory cytokines
Increases the body’s production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is essential for delivering energy to the body & brain
COX-1 is involved in the regulation of day-to-day cellular and metabolic activities such as maintaining stomach lining integrity, regulating blood flow within the kidneys and balancing platelet function.
On the other hand, COX-2 regulates prostaglandin production within inflammatory cells. Prostaglandins are found in our tissues and organs and if, for example, a tissue is damaged or infected, prostaglandins spark reactions that cause pain and inflammation
Turmeric inhibits COX-2 without affecting COX-1
The curcumin stimulates your gallbladder to release bile – helps with stomach ulcers by inhibiting stomach acid secretion
Curcumin can actually increase DHA levels as it elevates levels of enzymes involved in the synthesis of DHA from ALA in both liver and brain tissues
Specifically, it elevates levels of enzymes involved in the synthesis of DHA called FADS2 and elongase 2
Sodium depletion alters how the nervous system, including structures within the mesolimbic dopamine system, processes the taste of salt
Sodium deficiency reduces gustatory nerve responses to salt; neurons within the NST exhibit altered firing patterns to the taste of salt during deficiency
Neurons that respond to sweet tastes such as sucrose begin to fire in response to salty tastes in the depleted animal
7) Coconut Cream/Milk
The exact antimicrobial compounds that coconut oil contains in coconut cream too – contains lauric acid, which converts to monolaurin in the body, but has a higher caloric value
Cinnamon has the unique ability to imitate the activity of insulin in the body – an ingredient in cinnamon, a water-soluble polyphenol compound called methylhydroxychalcone polymer (MHCP), mimics insulin, activates its receptor, and works synergistically with insulin in cells
Collagen is the “glue” that holds the body together – it is what is responsible for giving skin elasticity, hair its strength, and connective tissue its ability to hold everything in place and helps replace dead skin cells
Collagen stimulates human cartilage-producing cells (chondrocytes), which has the potential to result in more cartilage tissue
10) Beta Alanine and/or Citrulline Malate
Beta-alanine, also known as 3-aminopropanoic acid, is a non-essential amino acid – together with histidine, it produces carnosine, which is then stored in your skeletal muscles
Citrulline malate is the supplemental form of the non-essential amino acid citrulline. This supplemental form is the product of bonding a salt compound, malic acid, to the amino acid citrulline