October 15, 2019
Recent research suggests that a cup of coffee can help people lose weight both in the form of fat and pregnancies, which means that coffee is sexist — or empowering, depending how you look at it.
If you’re looking for a new diet or weight loss strategy, you may want to consider adding a cup of coffee to your morning routine. Researchers from the University of Nottingham have uncovered that just one cup of coffee can activate “brown fat” in our bodies. Unlike more traditional white fat, brown fat actually burns calories and promotes weight loss.
Brown adipose tissue, more commonly referred to as brown fat, was thought to only be found in human infants and hibernating mammals, but just recently it was discovered that human adults can have brown fat as well. Essentially, brown fat creates body warmth by burning calories.
In light of this revelation, scientists now believe that people who are naturally slimmer with a lower BMI have higher amounts of brown fat in their bodies than individuals who struggle with weight gain or obesity.
“Brown fat works in a different way to other fat in your body and produces heat by burning sugar and fat, often in response to cold. Increasing its activity improves blood sugar control as well as improving blood lipid levels and the extra calories burnt help with weight loss. However, until now, no one has found an acceptable way to stimulate its activity in humans,” comments study co-director Professor Michael Symonds in a release.
Professor Symonds and his team believe their findings could prove incredibly useful in the fight against obesity and diabetes in modern society.
“This is the first study in humans to show that something like a cup of coffee can have a direct effect on our brown fat functions. The potential implications of our results are pretty big, as obesity is a major health concern for society and we also have a growing diabetes epidemic and brown fat could potentially be part of the solution in tackling them,” Symonds adds.
If you’re thinking of having a cup or two of coffee in the morning to help you burn fat, keep in mind that it is pretty safe to assume that adding lots of calories to the coffee (in the form of dairy, sugar, or whatever) is likely to offset the fat-burning benefits, or at the very least, slow down the weight loss rate.
Plain black coffee (ingredients: water and coffee beans) can be presumed to be the best form of coffee for weight loss purposes.
But helping people burn fat is not the only thing that coffee does. In the case of women, it can also help them lose their fertility and pregnancies.
Women who are trying to conceive or are pregnant should cut out caffeine entirely to minimise the risk of losing their baby, scientists have warned.
Research on more than 1,200 women suggested even low levels of caffeine pose a danger both before and during pregnancy.
The advice flies in the face of NHS guidelines, which say around two cups of instant coffee a day are safe but any more could lead to a low birth weight.
The topic is highly debated because there is evidence caffeine – which is also in tea and energy drinks – has no effect on babies in the womb.
The study, led by the US National Institutes of Health, has not been published and will be presented at the American Society for Reproductive Medicine’s (ASRM) congress in Philadelphia.
The researchers claim: ‘Any level of caffeine intake during pregnancy may increase risk of pregnancy loss, particularly in the first eight weeks‘ gestation.
‘Women attempting to conceive may benefit from eliminating caffeine intake during pre-conception and early pregnancy.’
For feminists and leftist and the like, this means that coffee is a tool of empowerment for women that helps them remove parasitic “clumps of cells” from their bodies.
For sane people, this means that women should stay away from coffee. Why risk their fertility and the lives of their babies?
Besides, why would women need coffee anyways? To swipe left and right on Tinder more efficiently?