Here's What Coffee Does to Your Appetite
Millions of us just can’t say no to that highly caffeinated, piping hot mug of coffee goodness. That’s really no shock, considering coffee is the second most popular beverage after water! Caffeine is the most widely consumed natural stimulant in the world, speeding up signals that go from our brains to our bodies. And here’s the latest scoop about how caffeine can cure those hunger pangs. Many studies have shown that caffeine—and more specifically coffee—is among the best natural appetite suppressants, too!
While caffeine won’t be the sole reason you shed those holiday pounds, it may play a key role in calorie burning and appetite suppression. [Source: Mayo Clinic]
- Calorie Burning: Caffeine appears to increase energy use even when you’re at rest. It stimulates the way your body generates heat and energy from digesting food.
- Appetite Suppression: Caffeine may reduce feelings of hunger and your desire to eat for a brief time.
Coffee contains phytochemical compounds called chlorogenic acids, the most abundant of the many naturally occurring acids in green and roasted coffee beans. These acids are an important group of biologically active and antioxidant dietary phenols. The ability these acids have to control hunger and suppress appetite have caught the eyes of many obesity researchers and dietary supplement manufacturers alike. Chlorogenic acids are also found in apples, pears, artichokes, strawberries, pineapple, sunflower and blueberries.
While coffee already has some incredible health benefits, including antioxidants and nutrients, the next time your munchie craving hits, reach for a cup of coffee. Organic coffee contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants needed by the body for several health benefits, such as protection from cell damages and boosting the immune system. Pure organic caffeine in strong coffee acts as an energy booster and enhances proper functioning of the brain. Most importantly, organic coffee is chemical-free so your body will not be absorbing nasty farm chemicals that deposit in your body as fat.
So if you need yet another reason to brew a mug of your favorite coffee, then here it is. Besides its amazing taste and surge of caffeinated bliss, coffee influences your appetite hormones that can decrease appetite and help you eat less. Mugs up!
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