How Does Coffee Benefit Your Health?

Many of my patients come to their first appointment with a clear ‘non-negotiable’. “I’m here to lose weight, gain energy, eat better, but I won’t give up bacon.”

Bacon is big, followed by ice cream and coffee. I never understand the coffee reference. Coffee is, in fact, an antioxidant powerhouse. It’s most likely the greatest source of antioxidants consumed globally – probably because as a daily habit, more people drink coffee than eat broccoli, but also because compounds in coffee called chlorogenic acids are pretty potent. Need more convincing? Read on.

1. Coffee may help get rid of belly fat: Of all the challenges that my patients experience, excess belly fat is the most common complaint. Perhaps it’s because it’s one of the hardest types of fat to lose. Good news: enjoying a few cups of coffee can help.

Excerpted from 7 News

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