Don’t feel so bad about your morning (mid-morning, and afternoon) coffee. The caffeine significantly revs up your metabolism and can even boost fat oxidation (when your body uses fat as fuel) when you have a cup after a meal, according to research published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Another study from the same journal discovered decaf coffee can seriously curb hunger and increase the satiety hormone PYY. Keep this in mind if you’re looking for an afternoon pick-me-up that won’t leave you jittery. Try, if you can, to avoid added sugar and milk; opt for these healthy add-ins instead.
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