If you can’t start your day without that usual morning cup of joe, it looks like you may actually be harming your chances of dropping the pounds. A study recently published in the Journal of Food Science delved into the effects of drinking coffee and found that it can actually trigger cravings for sweets. So if you always seem to have an unquenchable hunger for doughnuts after sipping some java, this may be why.
Researchers at Cornell University divided 107 participants into two different groups: one that was given decaffeinated coffee supplemented with 200 milligrams of caffeine (aka a pretty strong cup of coffee) and a second group that just drank plain ol’ decaffeinated coffee. Both groups had sugar added to their brews. The panelists who consumed the caffeinated drink rated it as tasting less sweet during a sensory test.
So why exactly does this happen? Caffeine can dampen down your taste receptors temporarily, which makes food and drink taste less sweet than they actually are. This, in turn, may trigger the temptation to indulge your sweet tooth, since it’s not feeling fully satisfied.
Robin Dando, one of the study’s authors, explained the findings in an official press release, stating, “When you drink caffeinated coffee, it will change how you perceive taste – for however long that effect lasts. So if you eat food directly after drinking a caffeinated coffee or other caffeinated drinks, you will likely perceive food differently.”
It’s certainly important to note this is just one study, and you shouldn’t make drastic changes to your diet without first consulting a doctor. But considering that one of our editors actually had a pretty positive experience while giving up coffee for a week, you may want to consider going cold turkey for a bit to see how it affects your overall health.
Biafra Zionists boasts of US support, plans parade May 30
BBNaija’s Ozo finally reveals his current love situation with Nengi (Video)
People are sending my dogs their account numbers — DJ Cuppy cries out
Jaruma reacts as Regina Daniels mother, Rita Daniels calls her “babalawo” in public (Video)
President Buhari’s Son-in-law Has Been Declared Wanted (Details below)
EXPOSED: Buhari’s Instructions To The Military In The South- East Will Shock You (Details below)
Baba Ijesa Finially Speaks For The First Time From Detention, This is What He Said (Details below)
Most APC Governors Rode On Buhari’s Back To Power, We’re Not Going To Sit And Have People Denigrate Him – Governor AbdulRazaq (Details below)
- News2 days ago
BREAKING: Buhari to jet out of Nigeria on Sunday
- Celebrity Gossip & Gist1 day ago
Nigerians React As Omotola Jalade Shares Throwback Photos Of Herself & Actor, William Uchemba When He Was Still A Boy (Photos below)
- Crime18 hours ago
Finally The Unknown Gunmen And Their Nurse In Rivers State Are Killed By The Rivers State Police Command In Oyigbo (Details below)
- News18 hours ago
We are no longer part of Nigeria, We won’t have anything to do with them again – Sunday Igboho claims After South-west governors Support (Details below)