With the commencement of the holy month of Ramadan, most people around the world vow to use the fasting period as a means of achieving their long-standing weight loss goals so that they can flaunt their ultimate transformations on Instagram and in person when they meet, greet, and celebrate the truly magnificent festival of Eid with their loved ones.
If you’re wondering how to get that perfect summer body for a fitter, happier, active, and confident you, we have good news for you. Most people admit to trying fad diets and painstakingly exhausting workouts without understanding the metabolic mayhem and dietary upheaval our bodies already face during the month of Ramadan. Here’s what anyone trying to lose weight should know.
Deemed as one of the most popular drinks in the world, coffee is also a remarkable instant energy booster, has myriad health benefits and surprisingly can you help achieve your weight loss goals. Don’t trust us? Here’s a roundup of some scientifically backed fascinating facts about coffee and its link to weight loss.
Drinking coffee has PLENTY of benefits
Research from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine unveiled that coffee contains a plethora of antioxidants and micronutrients that enable our bodies to process glucose efficiently, improve digestive health, support muscle function, and decrease the risk of health issues such as colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and more. Apart from leading to a better heart health, caffeine component in coffee also boosts metabolism, improves energy and can promote weight loss.
According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition, compounds in coffee have anti-obesity properties. Researchers found that people who drank two to three cups of coffee a day had lower total body and abdominal fat than those who drink less.
Scientific findings disclosed that caffeine, a stimulant found in coffee, is one of the few substances that can positively affect your Basal Metabolic Rate, which essentially measures the rate at which our bodies burn calories while resting. Drinking coffee, thus allows our bodies to burn more calories during physical activity and at rest, which may help lead to weight loss. Amazing, right?
In fact, recent epidemiological studies suggested that drinking coffee influences our energy and hormone levels. More so, it stated that regular intake of coffee reduced ghrelin while stimulating the satiety hormone peptide YY. This made the participants feel fuller, thereby reducing appetite and gradually their food intake.
Obesity is a significant health concern for the society we live in today, and so is the growing diabetes epidemic. Who knew that something that tastes so magical and helps us revitalise could also have a direct effect on boosting our weight loss efforts. So, what you waiting for, drink up and burn that excessive, unwanted fat with a simple solution, COFFEE!!