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Coffee Burns Calories, Promotes Weight Loss According To Scientists

Today’s ­­­modern world has made us into coffee-crazed fanatics. With quick turnaround times, approaching deadlines and instantaneous results, getting left behind on the daily report is the last thing we want, and coffee is one of the few drinks that can help us stay awake long enough to send that email. And a survey shows that Americans consume around 400 million cups of coffee per day.

But between all this caffeine-induced haze that is our daily lives, all this drinking has to account for something good, right?

Thankfully, yes. Apparently, a new study revealed that our tall espresso cups can help burn calories and therefore help us lose weight.

You have to thank Michael Symonds for that information. He is a professor at the University of Nottingham and the study’s co-director. According to him, they were recently able to find that coffee can stimulate what we know as brown fat, which are our body’s first line of defense when it comes to burning fat.

“Brown fat is a unique organ that is used for producing heat. It’s present in quite small amounts in the body,” Symonds recently said in a release.

Also known as brown adipose tissue, brown fat generally impacts how quickly our body can burn calories, especially when our body produces heat and uses energy.

Previously, brown fat is thought to only exist in hibernating mammals and babies. However, it’s now been discovered that human adults have it too, and coffee can help stimulate it. According to the study published by the University, people who have a lower body mass index have more brown fat in their bodies than people who have a higher mass body index.

Furthermore, adults have around 50 to 100 grams of brown fat in their bodies. When activated, all these can produce 300 times more heat than any other organ present in our body and can produce up to 10 percent of our body’s daily heat.

According to Symonds, this is the first-ever study that shows how an energizing cup of coffee can affect how brown fat is utilized.

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