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Coffee is one of the world’s most popular beverages for getting the day started.
Many of us struggle to feel awake and alert in the mornings before we’ve had a coffee.
Beyond making us feel more alert, there’s a popular belief that coffee has health benefits that are linked to weight loss. The media often talk about coffee’s ‘fat-burning’ properties, with claims that it reduces appetite and speeds up our metabolism.
This guide will evaluate whether or not the idea that coffee promotes weight loss is supported by strong evidence.
How does coffee work?
Coffee is a drink brewed from the seeds of the coffee plant. There are over 80 different species of coffee trees in the world.