How to Lose Weight With Coffee
Coffee drinkers rejoice! A new study published by Scientists from the University of Granada suggests that coffee can be an effective weight loss tool. Not only does coffee help you burn calories, but it also speeds up your metabolism so you burn more fat overall. You can even drink decaf! If you’re not into coffee, other studies suggest that green tea may also help speed up your metabolism and help you lose weight, too.
Coffee Can Help Burn Fat
Coffee Lowers Cholesterol
A study of 21,413 men and women found that coffee drinking was associated with a lower total cholesterol level, regardless of whether people had diabetes. Why? The answer seems to be chlorogenic acid, which is an antioxidant found in coffee. Chlorogenic acid causes glucose absorption in your intestines to slow down. Slower absorption of glucose means lower blood sugar levels throughout your body. Lower blood sugar levels are good news for diabetics or anyone trying to lose weight—and helps explain why drinking caffeinated coffee is linked with a reduced risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and even some cancers.
Coffee Boosts Metabolism
Caffeine in coffee boosts metabolism, making it easier to burn fat. According to a studies people who drink caffeinated coffee burn more calories when resting than those who drink decaf. They also found that caffeine speeds up your body's production of norepinephrine, a hormone that plays an important role in energy expenditure. The more norepinephrine your body releases, the higher your metabolic rate is for hours after drinking coffee (even better if it's a nice, strong cup of espresso). What's more? Caffeine can rev up your fitness performance—with or without a workout.
Coffee Makes You Feel Full
It’s hard to overstate just how powerful of an effect coffee has on your body. Caffeine is a stimulant that acts directly on receptors in your brain and central nervous system, speeding up certain physical processes. After drinking coffee, you may feel more alert because caffeine speeds up your brain. But there are also direct effects on hormones in your body. Your adrenal glands release adrenaline, which helps increase blood flow to muscles and tells your liver to break down stored sugar into glucose (your brain’s main fuel source). This means that drinking coffee increases both your energy stores and the availability of energy in your bloodstream.
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