Most of us like starting our day with a steaming cup of coffee – it helps us wake up and gives us an energy boost. Moreover, it is too delicious to be not had every single morning. But, what if we told you that your morning cuppa could benefit you in a lot other ways than just giving the necessary caffeine kick? There have been talks of the many benefits of coffee for a long time now. Adding on to that, recently a few studies and researches have pointed out that cofee might help lose weight too. According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, caffeine in coffee helps accelerate weight loss programs. It stimulates metabolic activity and increases the energy level, which further curbs hunger.
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However, if you want to truly incorporate coffee into your weight loss diet, it is always advised to do so without sugar or milk. Black coffee has been termed a much healthier option if you are keeping track of your calorie intake. According to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), one cup of regular black coffee brewed from ground beans contains two calories. A fluid 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 if you use decaffeinated beans!
Decaffeinated coffee beans have zero calories in them.
Another variety of coffee that has been making the rounds of the news for its weight loss benefits is green coffee. Green coffee beans are seeds of coffee fruits that are not roasted, unlike regular coffee. These coffee beans have a higher amount of chlorogenic acid which is believed to have numerous health benefits. According to Dr. Simran Saini from Fortis Hospital, “Chlorogenic acid in green coffee acts as an antioxidant. It helps in controlling high blood pressure; aids weight loss and maintain blood sugar levels in the body.” That being said, many may still be confused about how to place coffee into their weight loss regime; and for that, we are here to help. Apart from eliminating milk and sugar in your coffee, here are some other ways you can use the drink that may help you lose those extra pounds.
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Here Are 5 Coffee Recipes For Weight Loss:
1. Black coffee:
Regular black coffee will be one of the easiest drinks for you to make on a daily basis. Just mix coffee powder and water and sip away. You can depend on black coffee not just for the mornings but any time of the day. If you consume black coffee after supper or dinner, the presence of chlorogenic acid slows down the production of glucose in the body. Moreover, the production of new fat cells is decreased, meaning lesser calories in the body.
2. Cinnamon black coffee:
Dr. Anju Sood, a renowned Bengaluru-based nutritionist, states. “Cinnamon increases one’s metabolic rate which further helps in breaking the chain of fat storage in the body’. Add a tsp of cinnamon powder to your morning black coffee to increase its benefits.
3. Lemon Coffee:
Lemon juice is known to stimulate the metabolism rate of the body that greatly helps one shed extra kilos. It induces satiety and may also help in improving the digestive system. All you need to do is prepare a regular cup of black coffee with no sugar and milk and add the juice of a quarter part of lemon and stir. Sip away.
Lemon coffee may help you lose weight.
4. Ginger Mint green coffee:
If had in moderation, green coffee can be a great addition to your weight loss diet. You can make ginger mint green coffee by mixing green coffee powder, ginger, mint leaves, and some chia seeds. Let this sit for a while before gulping it down.
5. Green herbal Coffee:
Just like green tea, you may use green herbal coffee after meals as well. Sheryl Salis, a registered dietician shares this recipe of green herbal tea which requires you to boil some water with whole spices like cinnamon and cardamom. Add tulsi, turmeric, and black pepper too. Now pour this boiled concoction into a cup and add green coffee powder and some lemon juice to it.
Try these amazing recipes and enjoy overall healthy living. But always remember, moderation is the key. And do not forget to consult an expert before making any lifestyle modification.
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