What was once thought of as a bad habit can actually have a lot of beneficial health effects. For starters, drinking a simple cup of caffeinated coffee can actually promote fat loss. Clinical research shows that coffee can increase your metabolic rate, improve exercise performance, improve satiety, and decrease food cravings. The reasoning behind this is caffeine promotes catecholamine release, which will help you exercise at a higher level. It also increases rates of lipolysis which will allow you to exercise for a longer period of time before exhaustion. Coffee also contains chlorogenic acid, an antioxidant that can slow the release of glucose into the bloodstream. This is excellent for diabetics, pre-diabetics or those with metabolic syndrome
Each person has their own level of sensitivity to caffeine, so dosage varies. For effective fat loss and hunger suppression, its best to cycle caffeine on and off to increase the effects of fat loss. The longer you roast the coffee, the more chlorogenic acid you lose. I recommend medium roasts because they retain about fifty percent of the chlorogenic acid while the remaining portion forms quinic acid and caffeic acid, which can also promote fat loss. Clinical research shows that coffee consumption can also decrease the rates of alcoholic liver disease, liver cancers, fatty livers, heart disease, depression, and Alzheimer's.