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Is Drinking Coffee with Lemon Really Helpful with Weight Loss?

Updated: Jul 27, 2023

There has been a recent trend of people drinking coffee with lemon in it, with the believe that it magically melts body fat fast.. So can drinking coffee with lemon really help you melt fat at all? Before we tackle answering that question, let us, however briefly, go over a few proven health benefits of consuming coffee and lemon on their own.

Apart from being a highly popular beverage around the world coffee is well known to pack a multitude of health benefits. Not only can your daily cup of coffee help you feel energized, and enhance bodily performance, it can also decrease your body's risk of getting numerous health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes, many types of cancers, and Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. And yes, coffee has been proven to help burn more body fat, hence help you lose weight. In fact, coffee is a natural appetite suppressant and can reduce your food intake. This, together with its metabolism boosting capacity, can increase your energy levels resulting in more physical activity and overall weight loss.

Moreover, coffee contains many sought after Vitamins such as Riboflavin (vitamin B2,) Pantothenic acid (vitamin B5,) Manganese and potassium

Magnesium and niacin (vitamin B3)which improves your body and your mind's function, including memory, mood, vigilance, energy levels, and intellectual function.

As far as lemon goes, research suggests that eating fruits and veggies rich in Vitamin C such as lemon, reduces risks of coronary heart disease and stroke. Lemon can additionally reduce your risk of anemia, kidney stones, by regulating PH. It also helps avoid digestive issues, and most cancers. it is also known to have skin health benefits. there is however no conclusive study that shows it is directly responsible for shedding body fat.

We can infer from the above that it isn’t lemon coffee that allows you to shed pounds. It is simply the consumption of coffee that has that effect. Lemon in this regard, acts more like a vessel to drink or eat more of the foods that are proven to help you lose weight. A great example for this is lemon water. Drinking more water, has been proven to help shed weight for certain. By adding lemon to your drink of water is likely to make you more prone to drinking more water overall than just water on its own.

Lemon and coffee, individually have many health benefits
Lemon and coffee, individually, have many health benefits

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