Caffeine may be integral to your morning routine, but is coffee good for weight loss? If you rely on your caffeine fix to get you through the daily grind, you’re not alone — but is coffee good for weight loss? Coffee is certainly the most popular psychoactive substance in the world and there’s evidence in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition(opens in new tab) to suggest it boosts concentration and enhances workout performance. But what other positive benefits are there?
While some research evidence(opens in new tab) suggests caffeine may modestly reduce appetite and boost metabolism, the overall picture is complex. Many studies are small-scale, so it’s challenging to draw definitive conclusions.
There is also significant variation depending on how you take your coffee – a flavored latte is likely to be a lot higher in calories than an espresso, for example. Caffeine supplements are often concentrated, too, which carries the risk of side effects such as insomnia, restlessness, increased heart rate and nausea.
Excerpted from Live Science