After proving that drinking coffee increases your lifespan by years, science is now claiming that consuming coffee regularly can help with weight loss. This means, in addition to being your savior on terrible mornings, this brown goodness can be your personal fitness trainer.
Bright Side would like to share this interesting study with you and a couple of more cool facts we have gathered about coffee on the way.
A study conducted by the School of Medicine at the University of Nottingham has found that consuming coffee regularly can burn stubborn calories in your body. Caffeine increases the rate of metabolism in your body, automatically helping you lose weight.
The research adds further that coffee stimulates “brown fat” in your body, the kind of fat which is found in the torso and neck. This kind of fat is responsible for producing heat in our body and ultimately reducing white fat.
And not that you need any more reasons to love your favorite beverage, but there’s a lot more to coffee than meets the eye. Drinking coffee regularly can also keep mood swings and depression at bay. In fact, caffeine in coffee can even help you fight migraines as it is rich in antioxidants.
Coffee is also known to keep your immune system strong and healthy. However, all this applies to natural coffee only. Instant coffee or the packed, ready-made ones you get in the market are probably not a good idea. They often contain chemicals, preservatives, and tons of sugar which will only harm your health.
However, there are always 2 sides to the coin. Even though coffee helps you lose weight and has a lot of other benefits, things will go south if you don’t monitor your intake. In another study which was published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, scientists have found that long term consumption of coffee can increase the risk of developing cardiovascular diseases. To sum up, have your daily cup of coffee without regrets but don’t let your love for coffee go too far!