Summer is here and most people are thinking of enjoying their time with their buddies at the beach. They would want to flaunt those hard rock abs that they have worked hard all year round. Why not, they have worked for it all year long and now that summer is here, they would want to share their bed with someone. There is nothing to be shy about as most people are probably thinking the same thing.
However, the problem is dieting and exercise isn’t easy, and, it won’t be that fast to get in shape. Nutritionist Sarah Flowers advises drinking the beverage first thing to “boost both concentration and energy levels” but also to slim down.
According to the site People Bodies, drinking coffee can help you lose weight. Studies have shown that drinking coffee can lower risk of death as well as the risk of heart disease, cancer, diabetes, liver disease and neurodegenerative diseases. In his new book, The Coffee Lover’s Diet, Dr. Bob Arnot explores why consuming a cup of joe can come with health benefits.
“What is there in the coffee that’s so good? The very simple answer is polyphenols,” Arnot tells PEOPLE. “They’re what make fruits, vegetables, olive oil and red wine so healthy. It’s an antoxidant and anti-inflammatory, and the driving force of most diseases in America is inflammation.”
One of the ways it does this is to boost metabolism. Sarah explained: “Your daily cup of coffee can help boost your metabolic rate, by stimulating thermogenesis, helping you in turn to burn more fat.”
Aside from that, coffee also contains the substance Chlorogenic acid, which helps to slow down the absorption of carbohydrates, as well as stimulating the hormone Epinephrine, which helps to break down fat.
But, before you start drinking coffee, it is important to choose the kind of coffee that you would drink since not all coffee could do the same thing. You need to choose your coffee wisely and only drink a cup or two a day to enjoy the benefits.
Gym goers will be pleased to learn coffee could give them an extra advantage. Sarah said: “Caffeine has been shown to help improve performance in the gym, especially when it comes to endurance sports or HIIT, which is why so many diet pills and sports nutrition contain elements of caffeine.”
Caffeine also acts as a stimulant, boosting energy and burning more fat stores. Caffeine also stimulates the central nervous system, which has been said to help make exercise feel less arduous when training.
Those looking to further boost their metabolism and burn fat should try Skinny Coffee Club mixes.
Sarah advised: “Skinny Coffee Club coffee mixes are a great beverage for anyone who wants to boost their weight loss. They contain a blend of ground coffee, green coffee bean extract, green tea extract, Garcinia Cambogia and Siberian ginseng, all of which work together to help speed up metabolism, reduce appetite and burn more fat.”
Such coffee have Siberian ginseng, which have the ultimate adaptogen herb which also helps balance the adrenals.
Another type of coffee to try is Bullet Proof, which is coffee blended with butter or coconut oil.
Sarah said: “Bullet Proof coffee may sound a bit odd, but it is incredibly popular with the low carb/ketogenic community, as well as athletes who want to boost their energy and performance as well as reduce appetite.”
It could help you to boost your concentration. You simply need to blend freshly brewed coffee in a blender with grass-fed butter and coconut or MCT oil.
Also coffee can also reduce your appetite, which is perfect for those people who can’t control their appetite.
Sarah explained: “Coffee can stimulate thermogenesis (heat and energy) which in turn reduces appetite and need, temporarily, for food.
“Coffee also contains chlorogenic acid, which helps to slow down the absorption of carbohydrates and supresses our hunger hormone, Ghrelin. This hormone is stimulated by carbohydrates, which sits in our stomach and growling at us to feed it more and more.”
Carbohydrates also shut off our leptin response – this is the hormone that tells our brain when we are full. By supressing ghrelin and stimulating leptin, we can effectively reduce our appetite.
It is also interesting to note that decaffeinated coffee still contains the important Chlorogenic Acid, and therefore could still produce an appetite suppressing effect.
A word of advice to coffee lovers who are partial to more than a simple cup of black coffee. Some coffees, such as milky lattes and cappuccinos, can contain a huge number of calories and sugars, all of which can contribute to weight gain, as well as increasing our insulin and ghrelin levels.
If you want to lose weight through drinking coffee then ditch the milk and sugar. Choose a simple black coffee instead since it would help you to easily control your weight.
Source: People Bodies, Express UK