Last updated on September 29th, 2021 at 07:12 am

There is a new trend nowadays on the internet that claims Lemon and coffee have a great effect on melting belly fat together. Some people think that this mix is like green tea, ginger, and apple vinegar, a recently discovered weight-loss drink with a lot of health benefits.

In this article, we will find out if these claims were true.

Black coffee and lemon juice are a common natural ingredient 

You can not disagree with that, coffee is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. and lemon is the third most-produced citrus fruit in the world after orange and mandarin. so the idea of using them isn’t that hard but it is surely very odd and a little difficult to accept in the beginning. though, people tolerate the taste for the sake of their huge benefits.

What is Black coffee good for?

Calories: 2 per cup serving

Rich in: Magnesium, vitamin B2, Antioxidants, Caffeine 

Coffee is a magical drink on both taste and pros levels, it makes you energized, thrilled, less crumbly, and in better health.

The psychoactive substance in coffee -caffeine- along with antioxidants, boost your body’s immune system protecting you  from many diseases :

1- Antioxidants you may take from coffee are more than found in veggies and fruits combined, and these high levels protect you from certain types of cancer including prostate, liver, and brain cancer. [1]Coffee consumption and health: umbrella review of meta-analyses of multiple health outcomes (nih.gov)

2- People who drink coffee are 16% less liable to Alzheimer’s disease.

3- Drinking coffee decreases risks of liver cirrhosis -especially from alcohols- by chance reaching 50%.

4- A Harvard study shows that people who drink more than 4 cups of coffee a day are 20% less susceptible to depression.

It is an amazing drink that boosts longevity and power to your body. [2]Coffee, Caffeine, and Health Outcomes: An Umbrella Review – PubMed (nih.gov)

Coffee for weight lossIs black coffee good for weight loss?

Health scientists have proven for sure that coffee helps you lose weight whether by curbing your appetite or increasing your metabolic rate by 3% to 11% on average, and these numbers increase adversely with your body mass. [3]Caffeine and coffee: their influence on metabolic rate and substrate utilization in normal weight and obese individuals – PubMed (nih.gov)

Caffeine found in coffee is in almost every weight loss product, even there is a special coffee diet. It was invented by a doctor named Bob Arnot, he suggests that you drink at least 3 cups (720 ml) of coffee per day and replace one meal with a green smoothie along with eating low fat and high fibre food to increase your chances of losing weight. 

What is lemon good for?

Calories: 16.8 (kcal)

Rich in: Vitamin C, Calcium, Potassium, folate, Flavonoids Antioxidants.

Lemon is well-known as a treatment for many common issues in traditional medicine.

You can use lemon juice to treat sore throat, or a hot cup of lemon tea to clear up your mind and heal your cold eliminating dizzy feelings.

lemon also aids in removing dandruff when applied to the scalp cleaning it out from fungal and bacterial activity.

Besides that, nutritional elements in lemon have great effects :

  • flavonoids in lemon fibre protect us from free radicals, the main reason for cancer. [4]Vitamin C in Disease Prevention and Cure: An Overview (nih.gov)
  • Folate helps to form red blood cells and increases iron absorption.
  • women who drink lemon every day have a 19% lower risk of ischemic stroke.
  • Lemon drinking decreases Asthma attacks and prevents kidney stones formation.
  • lemon extracts are very popular in cosmetics and skincare products due to their cleansing effect. 

Lemon for weight loss

Is LEMON good for weight loss?

Lemon water is very popular in the world of diet, people use it as a detox and refreshing drink, others build a whole diet system on lemon juices without eating solid food which is very harmful if it lasts for long.

Lemon s’ action for losing weight isn’t just about increasing your metabolic rate, there are other important reasons.

Why is lemon water that popular as a losing weight drink?

1- Polyphenol antioxidants in Lemon reduce weight gain. In a study made on rodents, mice that ate lemon were less likely to gain weight, despite that they were on a high-fat diet.

2- Lemon boost fullness, the pectin fibre in lemon peels slows the digestion of sugar and starches, which has an insulin resistance effect and lowers our blood sugar level.

This mechanism gives you a better chance to absorb nutrients, discharge toxins, and by-products and take more time to feel hungry again. acids in lemon aids in this process too.

3- The trick in using lemon water is that it makes you quit soda and sugary juices. That means you are less likely to gain 200-1000 unnecessary kcal you were having from your daily beverages intake only. 

Let’s talk now about coffee and lemon combined.

Coffee and Lemon diet

BESIDES  weight-loss benefits, people who tried the Coffee and Lemon diet have felt some great changes in many other aspects:

  • It eases up headaches, caffeine in coffee is an efficient vasoconstrictor that decreases blood flow to the brain helping to stop migraine episodes. it even amplifies medications’ work due to high CGA levels in coffee. [5]Caffeine in the management of patients with headache (nih.gov)
  • Skin improvements of coffee and lemon are massive, they generate more collagen, obtain smoothness and cleanliness to skin pores and prevent scaliness and dehydration.  
  • Both coffee and Lemon help to facilitate digestion as coffee is a natural diuretic and Lemon is rich in fibre. 

Is the Coffee and Lemon diet good for weight loss?

After what you read about lemon and coffee, and how they work on your body weight, your answer should be yes of course. but it doesn’t burn up calories or melt fats as people think. It only boosts your basal metabolic rate, generating more energy and preserving fewer calories, but it doesn’t have a magical effect that makes you thin in no time.

Is coffee and lemon diet influence real?

I think it’s now clear that the advantages of coffee and lemon drink don’t necessarily require their mixing. they both have their mechanisms and nutrients that their work on body or health doesn’t accelerate or increase when adding to one another. but you are free to try coffee and lemon instead of coffee and tea as a more beneficial change.  

I have been a Registered Dietitian for over 11 years, working in many different capacities. The majority of my experience has been working as an outpatient dietitian. I have had a lot of experience in the areas of research, general wellness, weight loss, oncology, CKD/renal failure, celiac disease, diabetes (I and II) and gastrointestinal concerns.

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