GUEST BLOG / By Kris Gunnars, Healthline.com--Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages. Thanks to its high levels of antioxidants and beneficial nutrients, it also seems to be quite healthy.
Studies show that coffee drinkers have a much lower risk of several serious diseases. Thanks to our friends at Healthline.com for the next few Saturdays, this column will highlight one at a time the top 13 health benefits of coffee. Here’s Number Two:
2. Can Help You Burn Fat
Caffeine is found in almost every commercial fat-burning supplement — and for good reason.
It’s one of the few natural substances proven to aid fat burning. Several studies show that caffeine can boost your metabolic rate by 3–11% Other studies indicate that caffeine can specifically increase fat burning by as much as 10% in obese individuals and 29% in lean people.
However, it’s possible that these effects diminish in long-term coffee drinkers.
SUMMARY Several studies show that caffeine can increase fat burning and boost your metabolic rate.
LAST WEEK’S COFFEE QUIZ ANSWER— Bosco Café faces Red Square in Moscow from its location at the edge of the GUM Department store complex. Popular with shoppers as a restaurant or just a place to relax, enjoy coffee with pastries and watch the world go by—Russian style.