Drinking 2-3 cups of coffee can help you lose weight quickly
While this piece of news may not be for men, but women are surely going to be delighted about it!
Drinking 2-3 cups of coffee a day can help reduce total body and belly fat in women and this has been proved in a study.
A recent study found that some compounds present in coffee have anti-obesity properties and can help lose weight significantly.
According to the research, the total body fat percentage was 2.8% lower among women of all ages who drank two or three cups of coffee per day and the findings were consistent whether the coffee consumed was caffeinated or decaffeinated, and among smokers/non-smokers and those suffering from chronic diseases when compared to those in good health.
It was found that the results were not as effective in men where the relationship was less significant, although men aged 20-44 who drank two or three cups per day had 1.3% less total fat and 1.8% less trunk fat than those who did not consume coffee, according to the study published in The Journal of Nutrition.
It was established that women aged 20-44 who drank two or three cups of coffee per day had the lowest levels of adiposity, 3.4% lower than people who did not consume coffee.
Research suggests that there may be bioactive compounds in coffee other than caffeine that regulate weight, and which could potentially be used as anti-obesity compounds.
Among women aged between 45-69, those who drank four or more cups had an adiposity percentage 4.1% lower.
It could be that coffee, or its effective ingredients, could be integrated into a healthy diet strategy to reduce the burden of chronic conditions related to the obesity epidemic.
Coffee naturally contains a variety of compounds including caffeine, antioxidants and diterpenes. These contribute not only to the unique flavour but also to the well-researched physiological effects of coffee.