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Coffee can help you lose weight. Here’s everything you need to know

Updated on:25 June 2021, 16:41pm IST
We all love a simmering cup of coffee to start our day. But did you know it can speed up your weight loss journey? Find out how.
Aayushi Gupta
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A cup of coffee is usually all it takes for so many of us to kickstart a day on the right note. But have you ever thought about what coffee does to your body with regard to an energy boost? It does a LOT. One benefit that is being much talked about is how coffee helps with weight loss! 

However, drinking too much coffee is also not recommended, as it can lead to some problems like insomnia. Although coffee is considered a healthy beverage, it depends on how you make it and consume it, and drinking in moderation can aid in weight loss. 

Wondering how? Well, here it is! 

Here’s what you should know about coffee and weight loss:
1. Coffee helps suppress your appetite

The number one rule to achieve weight loss is to control mindless eating. Coffee contains caffeine that may reduce feelings of hunger and your desire to eat for a brief time. There is a lot of research that shows the relationship between caffeine and decreased appetite. Studies have shown that it may reduce levels of ghrelin, the hormone that makes you feel hungry. So if you’re struggling with cravings while losing weight, you should probably know that coffee can help to reduce hunger. Put simply, having a cup of coffee before your meals may fill you up and consume a lesser quantity 

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2. May boost metabolism

Coffee claims health benefits like mood improvement, higher energy level and a faster metabolism, thus promoting weight loss. For the uninitiated, weight loss largely depends on your body’s rate of metabolism. A recent study published in the Journal of Food Science and Nutrition showed that caffeine works to balance BMI and speed up metabolism. Metabolism helps the body break down nutrients and utilizes food’s calories throughout the day. That means a faster metabolism will allow you to burn more calories, which may help with weight loss. 

3. Contains antioxidants

The antioxidant properties of coffee can help in reducing body weight. Coffee is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols, which have several health benefits, including decreased inflammation and free radical damage. And when it comes to weight loss, antioxidants can decrease appetite and increase metabolism levels in the body. 

Now you know how coffee can help you lose weight. So, try drinking two cups of coffee a day but limit the sugar content.

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