It's Been Too Long...


…too long since I’ve posted about coffee of course.

Hi! I really like coffee. I like the deep rich color and the deep rich flavor. I put it in my protein shakes for an extra oomph. I bought some vacuum sealing canisters so I cold by more coffee and keep it around. Some say I have a problem, but it looks like science is proving me a genius. Because this coffee has now been found to help us all lose weight!

Maybe.

Here’s the deal: we have two kinds of fat. White fat is the bad fat that I am constantly trying to mitigate. But there is also brown fat and this stuff is awesome! The scientific name for it is Brown Adipose Tissue (BAT). It actually helps us lose weight by burning sugar and white fat, creating heat.

So anything that activates your brown fat is theoretically going to help with weight loss.

At the University of Nottingham, they looked at stem cells and found that coffee did stimulate the brown fat cells.

Then they looked at humans, using thermal imaging to trace the brown fat deposits. When a subject drank coffee, brown fat activity increased.

The next step will be to determine what component(s) in coffee are responsible for this effect. Look, it’s highly likely that caffeine is mostly or entirely responsible, and that would mean it really isn’t coffee that deserved the kudos. But maybe, just maybe, it’s something else in there that is unique to coffee.

Either way, I’ll still be glugging down the java.

The study was published in the journal Scientific Reports.


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