University of Nottingham researchers did a series of studies and tests on how your body fat is affected by coffee.
I've been drinking coffee practically my whole adult life. I've heard all of the good and bad about coffee for as long as I can remember. For a period of time, I heard that drinking coffee was bad for your health. Heck, anything that tastes good is practically bad for you. Then, I heard that coffee was a superfood and can help to reduce cancer risks, diabetes, heart disease, repair your DNA, helps you live forever, and so on.
Basically, there are 2 types of fat in your body, white adipose tissue, which stores your energy in case you starve, and brown adipose tissue which moderates your body chemistry and unfortunately, also makes you actually look fat. The thing about brown adipose tissue is that it is only activated when you exercise or freeze in really cold temperatures. Well, now, researchers at the University of Nottingham found that coffee also helps to stimulate your brown adipose tissue and convert your white adipose tissue into real energy! (I'm putting my water cup back down and starting up the coffee maker right now)
Quoted from the University of Nottingham:
"Caffeine consumption has been associated with loss of body weight and increased energy expenditure ... Drinking coffee (but not water) stimulated the temperature of the supraclavicular region, which co-locates to the main region of BAT in adult humans, and is indicative of thermogenesis. These results demonstrate that caffeine can promote BAT function at thermoneutrality and may have the potential to be used therapeutically in adult humans."
Basically, coffee burns fat! Especially if you drink it without sweeteners, creamers, etc.