How to turn your coffee into a weight loss drink

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Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Let's find out how to make it effective in promoting weight loss

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Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world. Let's find out how to make it effective in promoting weight loss

Il coffee helps you lose weight thanks to caffeine, which is able to stimulate weight loss. How does it work? Through the release of catecolamine that is, hormones capable of increasing and stimulating the basal metabolism. Of course, coffee alone isn't enough, so if you want to lose weight you need to follow one low-calorie diet and do physical activity on a regular basis to induce a calorie deficit.

As for coffee and weight loss, the first advice is to eliminate sugar and prefer bitter coffee; in addition, it is possible to enrich it with specific ingredients, easily available in the pantry, in order to increase its slimming effect. (Read also: 10 drinks that help you lose weight)


Coffee and dark chocolate


Coffee and dark chocolate they are a winning combination, as well as being greedy. Dark chocolate or unsweetened cocoa are an excellent source of antioxidants, and the combination with caffeine can aid in weight loss. Adding dark chocolate to your espresso or americano helps curb hunger pangs by increasing satiety. It is good to opt for a dark chocolate with a minimum of 85% cocoa, and with no added sugars.

Coffee and cinnamon


Add a pinch of cinnamon to a cup of American coffee. This sweet spice not only accentuates the taste and richness of the coffee, but at the same time helps manage blood glucose levels, which gradually aid in weight loss. Additionally, cinnamon helps burn fat and clear arteries, which is also effective for heart health. To make your own spiced drink, add ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon or boil the cinnamon stick in water and then add the coffee. (Read also: Cinnamon helps you lose weight. The new research confirms this)

Butter or coconut oil


If you are following one ketogenic diet, you may have heard of the so-called Bullet coffee, where the medium chain triglycerides (MCTs) present in unsalted butter orcoconut oil they are added to coffee, making it a calorie-rich and very satiating drink. Obviously, even in this case it is better to opt for American coffee and not espresso. But above all, consult the nutritionist who is following you with this type of diet which is always not recommended to be done without medical or professional support.

Coffee and lemon


The combination of coffee and lemon is another alternative to the classic espresso. This drink, often used as a hangover remedy, also has stunning effects in terms of weight loss; the reason? Lemon is rich in vitamin C and citric acid, which help burn fat, speed up metabolism and eliminate toxins. This simple drink can be prepared in minutes, all you need is an American coffee and the juice of half a lemon. 

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