The accumulation of “visceral” fat is a causative factor for a number of diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.
According to experts at the famous health food organization Holland & Barrett, caffeine can help burn visceral belly fat quickly.
The foundation cited a study published in the American Journal of Nutrition that looked at caffeine and its effects on the metabolic rates of people of normal weight and those who were obese.
Study participants of normal weight were given coffee containing 8 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram of a person’s body weight, and the researchers noted that the “metabolism rate” or metabolism, that is, burning calories and converting them into energy, increased significantly during the three hours that followed the caffeine intake. .
Obese people were also given coffee with 4 milligrams of caffeine per kilogram of body weight. The researchers also monitored an increase in the “metabolic rate”, according to the British newspaper “Express”.
In another study, the results of which were published on the “Research Gate” website, and conducted on Japanese people with a high percentage of visceral fat, and during 12 weeks they were given either coffee or a “dummy” drink on a daily basis, it was found that changes in the abdominal area and waist circumference were greater among those who ate coffee.