Most of us like to start the day with a steaming cup of coffee – it helps us wake up and gives us a boost of energy. Plus, it’s too tasty not to be eaten every morning. But what if we told you that your morning cup of coffee could benefit you in many ways other than just giving you the caffeine kick you need? The many advantages of coffee have been talked about for a long time. Additionally, some studies and research recently indicated that coffee can also help with weight loss. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, the caffeine in coffee helps speed up weight loss programs. It stimulates metabolic activity and increases energy levels, which further curbs hunger.
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However, if you really want to incorporate coffee into your weight loss diet, it is always advisable to do so without sugar or milk. Black coffee has been cited as a much healthier option if you are keeping an eye on your caloric intake. According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), one cup of regular black coffee made from ground beans contains two calories. A liquid ounce of rich black espresso, on the other hand, contains only one calorie. And the number of calories in your coffee is reduced to zero when you use decaffeinated beans!
Decaffeinated coffee beans have zero calories.
Another type of coffee that has made the rounds of news for its weight loss benefits is green coffee. Green coffee beans are seeds of coffee fruits that, unlike normal coffee, are not roasted. These coffee beans are high in chlorogenic acid which is believed to have numerous health benefits. According to Dr. Simran Saini of Fortis Hospital “The chlorogenic acid in green coffee acts as an antioxidant. It helps control high blood pressure, helps with weight loss and maintains blood sugar levels in the body.” That being said, many are still confused about how to place coffee in their weight loss program; and that’s why we’re here to help. Aside from eliminating the milk and sugar in your coffee, here are some other ways you can use the drink that can help you shed those extra pounds.
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Here are 5 coffee recipes for weight loss:
1. Black coffee:
Regular black coffee is one of the easiest beverages to make on a daily basis. Simply mix the coffee powder and water and sip. You can rely on black coffee not just in the morning, but at any time of the day. If you consume black coffee after dinner or dinner, the presence of chlorogenic acid slows down glucose production in the body. It also reduces the production of new fat cells, which leads to fewer calories in the body.
2. Black coffee with cinnamon:
Dr. Anju Sood, a renowned nutritionist from Bengaluru, explains. “Cinnamon increases your metabolism, which further helps break the chain of fat storage in the body.” Add a teaspoon of cinnamon powder to your morning black coffee to increase its effects.
3. Lemon coffee:
Lemon juice is known to increase the body’s metabolism, which is very helpful in shedding extra pounds. It leads to satiety and can also help improve the digestive system. All you have to do is make a regular cup of black coffee with no sugar or milk and add the juice of a quarter of a lemon and stir. Gulp away.
Lemon coffee can help you lose weight.
4.Green coffee with ginger-mint:
Drunk in moderation, green coffee can be a great addition to your diet. You can make green ginger and mint coffee by mixing together green coffee powder, ginger, mint leaves, and some chia seeds. Let this sit for a while before swallowing it.
5. Green herbal coffee:
Just like green tea, you can use green herbal coffee after meals. Sheryl Salis, a registered nutritionist, shares this green herbal tea recipe that requires boiling some water with whole spices like cinnamon and cardamom. Also add tulsi, turmeric, and black pepper. Now pour this boiled brew into a cup and add green coffee powder and a little lemon juice.
Try these amazing recipes and enjoy an overall healthy life. But always remember, moderation is key. And don’t forget to consult an expert before making any lifestyle change.
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