New research shows that a cup of coffee, or three, can help you lose weight. A new study on Monday morning in the journal Scientific Reports found that coffee can stimulate "brown fat" – the fat in your body that keeps you warm by burning calories. means for our understanding of metabolism.
What is "brown fat"? Brown fat (BAT) or "brown fat" (also known as "good fat") can generate heat and metabolize macronutrients (ie foods with heavy glucose such as honey and dried fruits) by burning of calories. White fat (WAT), or "white fat", meanwhile, stores calories that have not been burned.
"Normal fat keeps energy, and brown oil has many mitochondria and iron (so it's brown) and its purpose is to generate heat," says Dr. Agus. "In general, this changes metabolism and actually changes cholesterol or the fat profile of your blood. "
" We did not even know that brown fat existed 1
The study shows that a cup of coffee or caffeine can actually stimulate brown oil to produce heat." because we are stimulating this brown fat, "he said." It is important and interesting that we actually know the mechanism now.
"The aim is to stimulate brown fat, which stimulates brown fats, and good sleep stimulates brown fats, and we now know that caffeine or coffee can do the same."
How Good? "First, up to three glasses per day can have health benefits, [with] will not be to the detriment," said Dr. Agus. "Do not do any more, it's not better." "What I want to insist on is not coffee after 1:00 or 14:00. The half-life of caffeine is six hours. If you have 1:00 [cup] this will be only half the level at 7:00 at night. Even if you sleep, it will not be a deep sleep with caffeine on board. "
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