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Health tips: the right way to drink coffee and lose weight

Coffee is also anti-oxidant / photo from

Didn’t really know that there is a proper way to drink coffee and that it could actually help you lose weight.

The main reason why people drink coffee is to stay energized, but not to boost metabolism.

Stumbled upon this very interesting article from POPSUGAR Inc. stating that caffeine can increase our resting metabolic rate (refers to the number of calories a body can burn while at rest) by three to eleven percent.

“The higher your rate, the easier it is for you to lose weight and keep it off” the article says.

There was even a study published by PubMed stating that caffeine can boost the fat-burning capabilities in lean women by 29 percent.

However, though it is indeed a good find, adding more cream and sugar is still a no go.

It has always been said that taking plain and black coffee has more benefits than overdoing it with a lot sugary add-on such as creamers.

And although it is beneficial, consuming too much coffee could also cost you: jitteriness, gastrointestinal upset, accelerated heart rate, nausea, anxiety, and insomnia. Insomnia can especially counter metabolism-boosting benefits, as lack of sleep can increase your appetite and cause weight gain.

Balance is the key. It would be best to stop yourself from drinking coffee by the early afternoon to avoid restless nights.

Ideally, it is best to drink your coffee straight and limit it at up to three cups in a day.

try to avoid putting too much cream on your daily dose of coffee / photo from Readers' Digest

Source: MSN