Use Coffee to Burn Fat!

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coffeebeansYou may find yourself drinking a cup of coffee in the morning to get the day rolling but there are more benefits to coffee than just that! Believe it or not by properly leveraging coffee you can use it as a “fat burner”. Let’s get started!

Everyone knows that coffee contains caffeine, that’s the magic ingredient that gives us the boost we need in the morning. But that same ingredient is what helps us burn fat. Now you shouldn’t just go ahead and start drinking it in large amounts, especially if you’re a women who is pregnant or breast feeding. So how exactly does caffeine burn fat? Well caffeine is efective in stimulating increased lipase which is an enzyme that helps break down fat during digesting. In order for fat to be burned in the body, lipase needs to convert digestive fats into fatty acid and glycerin. Itis said it takes as much as 20 minutes before fat can be burned off. The reason for this is before being burnt off, fats need to be broken down first.

In addition to caffeine, coffee contains a substantial amount of chlorogenic acid. Chlorogenic acids works similar to caffeine, in that it stimulates your body to break down fats more efficiently. The secret behind the effectiveness in the coffee diet is that through the combination of caffeine and chlorogenic acid it is possible to produce a more synergetic effect. These two ingredients are what make coffee so effective.

Although coffee may help you to burn fat more efficiently, don’t expect to make any progress sitting on your butt all day. It’s only by combining coffee and exercise that you will be able to appreciate the effects. You should drink a cup of coffee about 30 minutes before exercise but make sure you do not drink too much! The caffeine will take about 20-30 minutes to kick in so that’s why you should give yourself 30 minutes before starting to lift.  Enjoy!

About the Author

Ben M

Ben is the lead editor at Busylifting.com. His passion for fitness developed at a young age from involvement in sports, and carried on since then. Ben focuses on strength training and is also involved in coaching youth soccer.

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