Hot drinks and mornings are the perfect combination — and, depending on the beverage you choose, can also benefit your health and boost your ability to lose weight.
Before you dive into hot anti-inflammatory drink recipes that involve a blend of ingredients and require a blender and work to create, hold that thought. You may be surprised to learn that one of the most effective drinks is also the simplest.
This is the one anti-inflammatory hot drink you should be having every morning to get rid of stubborn belly fat, according to a doctor.
There are a number of drinks out there that will make claims about what they can do to support your weight loss and fat burning goals, But there’s also one that has been prove in studies to have an actual immediate effect on your body: coffee.
Coffee contains a wealth of good-for-you antioxidants. These antioxidants can reduce inflammation in your body, which is a leading cause of disease and obesity.
Coffee’s metabolism-boosting effect on your body comes courtesy of one ingredient in particular: caffeine.
According to Dr. Oz: “Coffee is a stimulant that contains caffeine. It can help you stay awake but also boost energy expenditure and speed up metabolism. So don't be afraid to drink a cup of Joe.”
At least one study has found that caffeine can “promote weight, BMI and body fat reduction.”
Caffeine is so effective that it’s included in most weight loss and fat-burning supplements — it’s event found in green tea extract.
And there’s more.
By stimulating your nervous system and increasing blood levels of the hormone epinephrine, coffee sends signals to your fat tissues, alerting them to break down fats, according to Healthline.
A cup or two of coffee each morning can boost your metabolism and spur your body’s fat-burning powers to take action. But coffee alone can’t do it. Add this comforting hot beverage to a diet that includes plenty of protein, healthy fats, and unrefined carbs and you’ll do your body and health a world of good.