You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Coffee can help you lose weight, according to a nutritionist

The Independent logo The Independent 10/04/2018 Chelsea Ritschel

a cup of coffee © Provided by Independent Digital News & Media Limited If you can’t start your morning until you’ve guzzled down a cup of coffee, then we have some good news.

In addition to a much needed shot of energy to get you moving, it turns out the beverage may also help you lose weight.

It sounds too good to be true, but according to nutritionist Sarah Flowers, drinking a cup of Joe in the morning provides an added bonus besides perking you up.

Flowers told The Express that coffee lovers should be drinking coffee first thing in the morning to “boost both concentration and energy levels” but also to aid weight loss.

According to Flowers, coffee can help you slim down because it is capable of boosting your metabolism.

Related: Why do we need iron in our diet? (provided by Cover Video)

UP NEXT
UP NEXT

She said: “Your daily cup of coffee can help boost your metabolic rate, by stimulating thermogenesis, helping you in turn to burn more fat.”

In addition to giving your metabolism a kick, the beverage also contains the helpful weight loss aid Chlorogenic acid - capable of slowing down the absorption of carbohydrates and breaking down fat.

But don’t start guzzling numerous cups of coffee just yet - as it turns out our bodies can become immune to the fat burning benefits if we drink too much coffee.

Instead, Flowers recommends drinking just one to two cups a day to see the full metabolism-boosting results - and drinking it in the morning. 

Related: 10 Ways to Spring Clean Your Kitchen for Weight Loss (provided by Eat This, Not That!)

10 Ways to Spring Clean Your Kitchen for Weight Loss: These cleaning hacks will de-stress your life and help you to get in shape for spring. When you think of spring cleaning, you probably picture a weekend dedicated to throwing away old junk. But what you didn’t know is that spring cleaning can do more for you than just giving you more space in the garage. Scourging your home—and the kitchen especially—can actually help you lose the winter weight that’s been plaguing you since you pulled out those wool sweaters.You heard us right: A clean, organized kitchen encourages healthy eating, promotes weight loss, and will make your life less stressful overall. So go ahead and let that productive attitude lead you right into your kitchen with these expert-backed tips to guide you. And if you want healthy recipes, supermarket shopping guides, and essential nutrition tips at your fingertips, subscribe to the new Eat This, Not That! magazine now! For a limited time, you can save 50 percent off the cover price—click here! 10 Ways to Spring Clean Your Kitchen for Weight Loss

Beloved coffee can also reduce appetite. While it is not a meal replacement, coffee can “stimulate thermogenesis (heat and energy)” which means a reduced appetite and a temporarily lessened need for food, according to Flowers.

And, according to one study, published in the International Journal of Epidemiology, which studied the dietary habits of more than 93,000 people, those who drank more coffee had a lower risk of obesity and a decreased risk of type two diabetes.

However, it is important to note that weight loss is linked to black coffee - and not sugary frappuccinos.

While a dash of milk is okay, overly-milky or sugar-filled coffees can actually have the opposite effect on weight - as hidden calories in coffee-based beverages can lead to weight gain and increased insulin levels.

For more of the most popular News, Sport, Lifestyle & Entertainment on MSN, Follow us on Facebook, and on Twitter 

AdChoices
AdChoices

More from The Independent

The Independent
The Independent
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon