If you start every morning with a good cup of joe, then we have some good news for you! Not only is this morning ritual great for improving energy and concentration, but studies have also shown that it can help lead to weight loss.
Coffee contains many stimulants that activate certain aspects of your body to promote weight loss. The most prominent and important compound found in your daily cup of coffee is caffeine. This stimulant boasts many health benefits for those who drink it. The first being that it speeds up your metabolic rate through activating the process of thermogenesis (the production of heat and energy) in order to help you burn more calories while your resting. It has been shown, in studies published by PubMed, that the consumption of caffeine can lead to a 3-11% increase of your metabolic rate. This is important as the higher your metabolic rate is, the easier it is for you to slim down.
Along with increasing your resting metabolic rate, stimulating thermogenesis can help reduce your appetite as it produces heat and energy, leading to a temporarily lessened need for the energy that food provides.
An additional benefit of consuming caffeine is the increased production of the hormone epinephrine—otherwise known as adrenaline—in your body. This hormone travels to your fat tissue through the bloodstream and signals for the breakdown of fatty tissues. These fats are then released into your bloodstream, which in itself does not lead to weight loss. But, with the addition of regular exercise into your routine, can lead to a slimmer figure.
The other important stimulant found in your morning cup of coffee is Chlorogenic Acid. Like caffeine, this compound can help stimulate the breakdown of fats, as wells as slow down the absorption of carbohydrates.
Along with helping shed those extra pounds, the combination of these two stimulants found in coffee has been shown—in studies published in PubMed—to reduce the risk of obesity and type II diabetes for regular coffee drinkers.
However, it is important to note that the overconsumption of any product can lead to your body becoming immune to the effects. So, it is important to drink coffee in moderation--the recommendation is one to two cups daily—to experience the magical benefits of this daily treat.
Having said that, researchers stressed the importance of not consuming sugary coffee creamers, as it would cancel out the benefits that natural coffee provides. The simple solution to this warning is to try sugar-free creamers like ours! Take a sip of our sugar-free, lactose-free, gluten-free, and transfat-free coffee creamer in any of our mouth-watering flavors and you’ll be sold! This dreamy creamer can help you with your weight-loss journey without sacrificing the great taste of your morning cup of joe!