There is a positive fat burning effect that drinking coffee (organic beans only) has for us all. In moderate doses, as too much stresses the adrenal glands which produces cortisol, coffee will help you burn more fat by simply speeding up your metabolism. It is also a great antioxidant.
As well as that, compelling recent research shows how it can ‘repair’ our brains – and as such drastically reduces the risk of diseases such as parkinsons and alzheimers as we get older. Again, this applies to organic beans only.
Basically, when it comes to coffee, if you remember to avoid the instant stuff, go for organic beans and don’t add sugar, you will get a lot of benefits.
On a quick side note about sugar, if you ‘have’ to put 2 teaspoons of sugar in your coffee…then you obviously don’t like coffee!
The man made synthetic caffeine we get from energy drinks, however, has 0 nutritional and fat loss benefits for us. As well as, rather ironically, the energy boost you get from an energy drink is incredibly detrimental to your…erm…energy levels. The same goes for bulls**t caffeine tablets marketed as miracle weight loss pills
Finally, another basic rule to keep in mind is that, for fat loss, coffee is great before a workout…but a terrible idea after.