Say what?! Coffee can help you do THIS? | Amanda & Darik

By Admin on June 24, 2019

This is the best news you might hear all day.  Bring on that second cup of coffee!  A new study says coffee can help you burn fat!!!  We are so excited about this, as we down another cup of coffee guilt free. 

Scientific Reports finds coffee can stimulate “brown fat” — the fat in your body that keeps you warm by burning calories.

Say what?  There is  brown fat?!

What is “brown fat”?

On “CBS This Morning” Dr. David Agus explained what the finding means for our understanding of metabolism.

Brown adipose tissue (BAT), or “brown fat” (also known as “good fat”), can generate heat and metabolize macronutrients (i.e. glucose-heavy foods like honey and dried fruit) by burning calories. White adipose tissue (WAT), or “white fat,” meanwhile, stores calories that haven’t been burned.

“Normal fat stores energy. And brown fat has lots of mitochondria and iron (which is why it’s brown), and its purpose is to generate heat,” said Dr. Agus. “Basically, that changes metabolism and actually changes the cholesterol or fat profile in your blood.

Bottom line is we now have an excuse to drink more coffee, as long as we don’t fill it up with all that creamer and sugar… 

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