Updated: May 6
Let’s face it we all (we’ll not everyone) love a good cup of coffee. Nothing beats that smell of freshly brewed or made coffee in the kitchen.
What if I told you that in a recent study it showed that both caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee consumption after a meal significantly slowed the release of carbohydrates into the blood stream. This has a beneficial affect on glucose and insulin responses, as well as gastrointestinal hormone profile, which promotes more efficient metabolism of fat.
So by having a cup of coffee after a meal it has been shown to help promote a lower, steadier blood sugar response which is conductive to fat metabolism. A cup of coffee after a meal may help promote a hormonal response that makes fat loss easier.
Coffee also has many other ingredients as well as caffeine such as substantial amounts of magnesium, niacin, potassium, polyphenols, and other antioxidants such as vitamin E. Scientists still don’t know exactly how coffee provides its benefits on the metabolism but it could be the vitamins, minerals and polyphenols as well as the caffeine that provides the improvement in insulin metabolism.
So the myth about coffee being bad for you could possibly be a myth.
So next time you sit down to drink your next cup of coffee you can enjoy it even more knowing that it could be giving you more health benefits along with it.
To your Health and Fitness