Does drinking caffeinated or decaffeinated coffee help cellulite?
Caffeine is one of the most popular stimulants in the world. It is used to help with sleep deprivation, headaches, and more. Caffeine has also been shown to improve athletic performance and reduce fatigue.
There are some studies that suggest that drinking caffeinated coffee can help with fat reduction, but there are also studies that show that decaffeinated coffee may be better for reducing cellulite.
Let’s dig in!
What is the difference between caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee?
The two types of coffee are very different because the caffeine is what makes coffee a stimulant. Caffeine is a naturally occurring stimulant found in tea, chocolate, and some soft drinks. It's also the key ingredient in coffee.
Decaffeinated coffee is made from regular beans that have been treated to remove caffeine. Decadent Decaf Coffee Company only uses Swiss Water Decaf, which is 99% caffeine free and is a chemical free decaffeination process.
What exactly is Cellulite?
Cellulite is not fat, it's actually the result of how fat cells are arranged under your skin. Cellulite can affect any area of the body where there are fat cells. It is most common in women, but men can get it too. The most common areas that cellulite is found on women are their thighs, buttocks, stomach and upper arms.
Can drinking any kind, either decaffeinated or caffeinated, coffee help with cellulite?
The caffeine in coffee can help reduce cellulite. This is because caffeine stimulates blood flow which helps to break down fatty acids that are stored in the skin cells. Additionally, caffeine helps to increase lipolysis which means it helps break down fat cells and release them into the bloodstream where they can be burned for energy or stored as energy reserves for later use.
Caffeine has been shown to increase blood flow to fatty tissue, which may increase metabolism and promote fat breakdown in these areas.
It's not just the caffeine in coffee that helps reduce the appearance of cellulite, but also its antioxidant properties. These antioxidants are known to have anti-inflammatory properties, which is one of the causes of cellulite.
Moreover, coffee is also a natural diuretic, which means that it will increase the amount of water you use in the body, and this can help to flush out all the toxins that have been stored up in your system.
There have been many studies that show that drinking coffee can help with cellulite. The reason for this is the caffeine in coffee can stimulate the body to break down fat cells and reduce water retention. In fact, a lot of cellulite skin lotions have coffee in them.
As we understand it, the key to preventing and reducing cellulite is to keep your fibre content consumption high and be well hydrated, but at the same time, have a calorie controlled diet and consume certain phytochemicals that boost circulation, act as antioxidants, fight fat accumulation, reduce inflammation and stimulate collagen production.
So, can Swiss Water Decaf coffee be part of the solution to help reduce or prevent cellulite?
The answer is potentially yes – as part of a balanced diet with plenty of water.
Decaffeinated coffee, along decaf green tea, contain a huge amount of antioxidants per gram, so they’re like liquid superfoods.
But, surely, caffeinated coffee is the same?
That’s true, caffeinated coffee also has bountiful amounts of antioxidants, but the key is the antioxidants – not the caffeine.
So, there’s only a limited amount of caffeine you should consume every day, hence why Swiss Water decaf coffee is the best way to feature in a cellulite fighting diet – along with at least 2 litres of water.
There is also some evidence to suggest the caffeine may actually contribute to cellulite by increasing the stress hormone cortisol and, as a diuretic, contributing to water retention. But, much like most things, it’s a lot about moderation of caffeine intake.
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