More than half of global population consumes coffee to refresh the mood and mind. It acts as a stimulator for some people whereas energizer for others or brain booster for few others. But are you aware that black warm water can boosts metabolism rate or helps to mobilize fat from fat tissues which can aid in weight loss as well? Yes, it does, here are amazing 5 reasons to drink coffee:
1. Coffee the Stimulant:
The most active ingredient of coffee bean is Caffeine, it stimulates the central nervous system or brain in quick session. It blocks an inhibitory neurotransmitter Adenosine. Blocking of Adenosine leads to release of neurotransmitters like Dopamine and Norepinephrine.
Apart from caffeine, Theobromine and Theophylline are other ingredients that have brain stimulant effect. Chlorogenic Acid is present in minute traces helps in slowing down the absorption of carbohydrates.
2. Coffee Boosts Metabolism Rate:
RMR (Resting Metabolic Rate) is the number of calories we burn at rest. Higher the RMR number, easier for you to lose weight and you can eat more without adding extra pounds. Coffee hits this target very well, a couple of research study has shown that metabolic rate gets boosted by 3-11% with coffee consumption. Larger the coffee dose, greater the effect. Majorly the boost in metabolism is because of increase in burning of fats, good for weight loss.
Unfortunately, this effect is limited to lean people only. The study also revealed that fat burning process is as high as 29% in lean people whereas in obese it’s limited to 10% only. This effect also diminishes with age, young lean individuals are the best suit.
3. Coffee Mobilize Fat from Fat Tissue:
Caffeine stimulates the central nervous system and sends a signal to fat cells to break down fat. Caffeine also boosts blood level of Epinephrine or Adrenaline which travels through the blood to fat tissues and send them the signal to break down fats and release into the blood. By this way, caffeine mobilizes fat from fat tissues and makes sure that fat is easily available for consumption as free fatty acid.
4. Coffee and Weight Loss:
Increase in RMR is directly linked to weight loss strategy. Here this strategy is effective only for short-term as people become tolerated to fat burning process. However, coffee can cut down your appetite and helps to eat less. At present no evidence available that links caffeine with weight loss.
Although coffee boosts metabolism rate, it’s for short-term only. The long-term consumption of coffee leads to tolerance. So if you are looking for weight loss through coffee, you need to prevent intolerance. Perhaps 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off cycle might work.
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Gangadhar Kulkarni is a Internet Marketing Professional having extensive experience in SEO & SMO. He is also founder of seogdk, a digital marketing blog where he shares information about SEO, SMO, SEM, blogging & web technologies by way of articles.