New studies have found that drinking coffee can help you lose weight – as if we needed another reason to drink more.
Not only is coffee delicious, but it provides with us a much-needed caffeine boost to get us ready for and power us through the day ahead.
If you’re someone who drinks at least 2-3 cups a day, then this could be the best news you’ll hear today.
A recent study carried about by a team of Scientists at The School Of Medicine at the University Of Nottingham has found that drinking coffee can actually help you lose weight.
The study showed that drinking a cup of coffee can stimulate the “brown fat”, which turns nutrients into energy and heat, thus helping you lose weight.
In other words, coffee reacts with your body’s “brown fat” and kickstarts your body into generating more heat, burning a load of calories in the process.
So if you’re something of a coffee enthusiast and regularly duck out of the office to pick up a cheeky espresso, then you crack on!
Professor Michael Symonds, who carried out the study, said his team is now looking into the idea of whether caffeine supplements would have a similar effect on us, based on the findings.
Professor Symonds said: “Brown fat works in a different way to other fat in your body and produces heat by burning sugar and fat, often in response to cold.
“Increasing its activity improves blood sugar control as well as improving blood lipid levels and the extra calories burnt help with weight loss.”
Professor Symonds hopes that the results of the study could have a huge effect on tackling obesity and other health issues including “a growing diabetes epidemic” in the UK.
The study carried out by the University Of Nottingham is also the first of it’s kind when it comes to carrying out tests of the effects that coffee has on brown fats in the human body.
So next time you head out to grab yourself a flat white, latte or even a simple americano, just remember that you’re helping yourself lose weight!
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