If you're anything like me, your ability to be a fully functioning member of society is solely dependent on your morning cup of coffee. Not only does it give you that much needed caffeine boost to get you through the day, but it can have several health benefits depending on how you drink it.
Drinking black coffee with no added sugar or milk has a number of benefits for your body. Here's some reasons why you should ditch the cream and sugar and drink your coffee black.
1. Low calories
2. Boosts metabolismCaffeine is a natural fat burning supplement, but adding extra milk and sugar to your cup o' Joe can diminish these properties. Studies show that black coffee can increase your metabolic rate by 3-11%. Energy booster plus fat burner? Yes please.
3. DiureticAnyone who's ever drank coffee knows that it makes you pee like a race horse. But don't worry, that's completely normal. Caffeine is a diuretic and it flushes out your system to rid your body of toxins. In with the good, out with the bad.
4. Reduces risk of some types of cancer
Laboratory studies have shown that the phytochemicals in coffee beans can help "control cell growth and reduce cancer cell development", especially in liver cancer. Those are some pretty bad ass beans.