Want to lose weight? Drink this before you hit the gym

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Aug 03, 2017
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  • Four cups of coffee right before a workout increases performance.
  • Caffeine helps muscles burn body fat easily.
  • Athletes who had the energy booster an hour beforehand burned more calories.

For millions of people, having a cup of hot coffee in the morning is the best way to start their day. After all, the caffeine content present in it is the boost you require to kick start your brain. There have been a plenty of times where most of us depended solely on coffee to survive after a sleepless night. Haven’t you?

But, you’ll be amazed to know that chugging on your favourite beverage can help you lose weight too? Yes, that’s true.  According to a study conducted by researchers at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, people can consume caffeine regularly and still get the benefits. As per the report, 400 mg or 4 cups of caffeine will boost performance and increase the amount burned. According to the Daily Mail, the study found that 400mg of caffeine pills helped athletes run, swim or bike a little bit faster when taken right before a workout.

The participants of the study were given the energy booster an hour before the workout and it was found that they performed 3.3% better than when they took nothing. They burned more calories while exercising, which ultimately lead to more weight loss.

While weight loss seems a good excuse to consume coffee, but you should also be careful about the amount you should consume every day. According to experts, the safest level of caffeine consumption is 400 milligrams a day. 

Consumption of caffeine above the recommended limit may lead to serious health concerns such as heart problems and cholesterol. 

In 2006, The Mayo Clinic reported that people who are at risk of heart attacks are increasing their chances fourfold after a cup of coffee.

As long as you’re not drinking it beyond the recommended limit, caffeine is one of the best option you can try to lose weight. So, what are you waiting for? 

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