Did you know that coffee is one of the most used words in the world? For many of us, the day only begins after a cup of morning coffee. From the taste to its rich aroma, there’s no denying that coffee gives many people the energy boost they need to go about their day.
Apart from being an energy-booster, coffee, when consumed in moderation and without excessive sweeteners or sugar, is beneficial to your overall health.
Benefits of coffee
Not only does the caffeine content in coffee keep your energy levels up, it also boosts your metabolism and has an impact on slimming. Furthermore, coffee is also packed with nutrients such as niacin, potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants. Together, these nutrients improve digestive health, support muscle function, and even contribute to better heart health.
Here’s are 3 things you need to know about the health and weight-loss benefits of coffee:
1. Caffeine boosts metabolism
The process in which the body breaks down nutrients and utilises calories from foods throughout the day is known as metabolism. Caffeine, a stimulant found in coffee, is known to have an effect on metabolism rates.
The results of a small study conducted in 2018 have shown that coffee drinkers have a higher metabolic rate. Having a higher metabolic rate means you tend to burn more calories when performing activities or even at rest, helping lead to weight loss.
2. Caffeine reduces hunger pangs
Aside from the amount and type of food you eat, did you know that appetite can also be affected by your physical activity levels as well as hormones? Studies have shown that caffeine reduces the levels of ghrelin, a hormone that makes you hungry, and thus reduces your appetite.
3. Boost physical performance
Besides boosting your energy and metabolism levels, caffeine can also improve your physical performance. The stimulating effect of caffeine on the central nervous system has been shown to reduce feelings of fatigue, creating lower levels of perceived exertion. It also helps you maintain focus during the workout itself, whilst enhancing your body’s ability to use its fat as fuel. Not only does this help you burn more fats during each workout, but it also increases your endurance rate.
Despite coffee’s benefits, there are also potential drawbacks of this beverage that you should be mindful of when incorporating it into your diet. When drinking coffee for weight management, it is important to avoid adding more calories such as sugar or milk. Consuming more calories than your normal intake prevents you from experiencing the effects of weight loss. Many store-bought or three-in-one coffees are high in calories, as well as sugar and may cause weight gain if you drink them regularly.
Too many cups of coffee in a day also causes insomnia, and in turn increases the level of ghrelin, the hormone that is responsible for feelings of hunger. Gradually this leads to greater calorie consumption throughout the day and weight gain.
We recommend taking a balanced approach with coffee when embarking on your slimming journey. Instead of milk coffee, you can make the switch to long black instead. You can also choose Cheryl W’s Ignite Caramel Macchiato as a healthier option, if you are not ready to give up your deliciously-flavoured coffees yet.
An arabica espresso blend, Cheryl W’s Ignite Caramel Macchiato is packed with the goodness of green coffee beans and other key ingredients like pre-and probiotics to boost metabolism whilst reducing water retention - all without losing the rich and aromatic flavours of your favourite cuppa.
Fret not if flavoured coffee is not for you because there is also a long black blend - Cheryl W’s Ignite Long Black. Unlike the long blacks that you can purchase from cafes or stores, ours is carefully formulated with green coffee beans as they’ve been proven to have a higher caffeine content to boost metabolism. Furthermore, our coffee is also infused with American panax ginseng powder, probiotics, and even cassia seed for liver detoxification - we’ve made coffee taste great whilst still giving your body the wholesome goodness it needs.
Contrary to popular belief, you do not have to take extreme measures to achieve beauty. Besides attending weight management programmes, a balanced and holistic approach can help you attain your desired beauty. Focusing on your overall well-being, such as watching what you eat and caring for your skin, has a long-term impact on beauty.
Each sachet of Cheryl W’s Ignite Coffee is made with you and your well-being in mind. Let us help you take a step closer to weight management, shop our range of coffees today.