Many people are avoiding coffee due to potential negative health effects, such as palpitations, nervousness and heart arrhythmias, however the results of most recent researches come out in favor of coffee. It turns out to be that caffeine improves cognitive function (1, 2) and physical performance (3) decreases chances of Parkinson disease and Alzheimer’s, is good for your liver and protects you from colon cancer to name a few. As if this wasn’t enough, including a regular cup of coffee in your diet helps you lose weight!
Yes, in addition to keeping you awake and improving your mood, coffee will help you lose weight. Here is how:
- First, most people can’t drink large quantities of water but have no problem with finishing a coffee pot. This takes up space in your stomach, which makes you less likely to binge on other foods.
- Coffee boosts your metabolism and increases your body-heat production (thermogenesis) which makes you burn more calories. After drinking just one cup of coffee your metabolic rate is increased by 7 percent. If you drink several cups of coffee a day you could easily burn an extra 150 calories without any effort.
- Coffee (or anything with caffeine) suppresses your appetite.
This doesn’t mean you should drink ten cups of coffee per day. However moderate coffee intake is likely to benefit your health and boost your weight loss. Drink your coffee at regular intervals BEFORE your meals for best results.