Coffee, the bitter-sweet drink that is consumed by billions of people around the world is a life saver for many. Some people drink it to feel relaxed, some people drink it to stay awake and many others have it to stay refreshed. It has been found that a coffee drinker on an average can have about 2-3 cups of coffee a day. You are nodding right now if you are one of those. Well we have good news for you. According to a study it has been found that coffee can actually be beneficial for helping you fight against obesity. The study found that drinking coffee can help people lose weight and we are as surprised as you are. The study found that coffee has properties that directly or indirectly activate the ‘Brown Fat’ component of our body. While White Fat in our body is involved with storing the calories, Brown Fat on the other hand is known to burn down fat for the production of energy. Brown Fat can also be understood as the mechanism which helps our body fight fat. ‘Brown Fat’ helps our body to convert the calories into energy. Brown Fat in more technical terms is known as ‘Brown Adipose Tissue’ and coffee has been found to stimulate this very tissue into functioning more efficiently.

The study focused on testing whether the caffeine consumed by a person led to instantly activating the Brown Fat into action. The results were positive and scientists are hopeful on being able to pinpoint the exact element of caffeine that is helping in the process.


On the other hand, White fat and the excess of it is directly linked to obesity and with disorders like Diabetes. Such that people who are leaner have lesser white fat and more of Brown Fat. Brown Fat also helps in the overall maintenance of blood sugar levels.This news brings relief to all the coffee lovers as they have one more reason to indulge in their habit.

While the study has found that coffee helps in losing weight, it has however not been proven that having coffee alone is the solution. You should definitely continue your exercise regime and focus on having a balanced diet throughout the day. It is also important to note that black coffee is the most beneficial in helping fight against obesity since coffee with sugar and milk already comes with a lot of calories of its own. For all the coffee lovers out there, this is good news. But to be absolutely certain about what caffeine does for our body fat it is required for further studies to be conducted. Until then, take a sip of your coffee and pass on this news to your friends, colleagues and family.