For many people, the New Year brings resolutions - when the plan to create healthier habits is top of mind. 'Commit to exercising more', 'eating healthier', 'losing weight', 'saving money', and 'spending more time with family and friends' were the top 5 New Year's resolutions this year, according to the Statista Global Consumer Survey.
The great news is coffee can help you achieve all these resolutions throughout 2023 and beyond:
1. Get More Exercise
In repeated research results, Caffeine and coffee has been shown to significantly improve performance for endurance. Coffee is easily absorbed by the body and has various beneficial effects that can help you achieve your fitness goals:
- The nervous system: Caffeine activates areas of your brain and nervous system to improve focus and energy while reducing tiredness.
- Hormones: Caffeine increases circulating epinephrine (adrenaline), the hormone responsible for the “fight or flight” response, which can increase performance.
- Fat burning: Caffeine may increase your body’s ability to burn fat via lipolysis, or the breakdown of fat in fat cells.
- Endorphins: Beta-endorphins can increase feelings of wellness and give you the exercise “high” that people often experience after working out.
- Muscles: Caffeine may improve muscle performance through activation of the central nervous system; however, the exact mechanisms are unclear.
- Body Temperature: Caffeine has been shown to increase thermogenesis, or heat production, which raises your body temperature and may help you burn more calories.
2. Eat Healthier
Across various diets, such as Interment Fasting, 5:2 eating plans, low carb diets, black coffee is considered a low caloric beverage that can kickstarts your day without compromising your diet goals. A lot of modern day diets promote a calorie deficit approach, which is when you consume fewer calories than you burn. A popular way to help achieve a calorie deficit is to consume fewer calories than your usual caloric intake. Black coffee is an ideal beverage to drink for weight loss as it contains less than 5 calories per serving (one 8-0z cup). However, it's only low-calorie if you drink it black.
3. Lose Weight
Coffee is the most popular morning beverage consumed around the world. Caffeine can help release stored fat from fat cells, especially before and at the end of a workout. It can also help you burn more calories. Coffee contains nutrients such as niacin, potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants — which can improve digestive health, support muscle function, and lead to better heart health. It also contains caffeine, which boosts metabolism, improves energy, and can promote weight loss.
Caffeine has also been shown to decrease feelings of hunger. Appetite is influenced by a variety of factors, including the type of food you eat, physical activity levels, and hormones. Studies have shown that it can reduce levels of ghrelin, the hormone that makes you feel hungry. Caffeine also stimulates the satiety hormone peptide YY (PYY). More PYY means you will feel satiated and less hungry.
While coffee has many benefits, it still important to stay mindful of how much you drink. Coffee drunk in moderation is no more than 4 cups a day or no more than 400mg of caffeine a day, and at least several hours before bedtime.
4. Save More Money
2022 saw a rise in inflation rates global, creating more economic uncertainty even ever before, so it's no wonder that the resolution to save more money comes in at number 4 of the list of New Year's resolutions for 2023.
Costs across the board are continuing to go up and with it so has the price of coffee. Café barista made coffee is a small affordable luxury that most of us won't give up, but with so many great domestic coffee machines or alternative brewing methods, and coffee delivery to your door, you can enjoy that additional cup or two in the comfort of your home.
5. Spend More Time With Family and Friends
Life is Busy, you are busy, but a coffee catch up with friend and family is the perfect way to connect, pause, laugh, unwind, or just hang out. Coffee with friend and family, it one of life's simple pleasures that we can all enjoy. It's quick, easy and feeds your soul and warms your heart.
Whether your goals this year are to spend time with loved one, save money, eat healthier and loss weight, or move more, we've got you covered for all your coffee needs. Scribe and save, with a 10% discount, and never run out of coffee again; Consider buying a coffee machine and enjoy barista quality coffee at home or in your office, or join our 24 month coffee and coffee machine subscription where you receive a free coffee machine and 2 x 500g of beans each month for 24 months. You can also level up your barista skills with one of home barista training sessions and enjoy barista quality coffee in your own home or office. For the truly adventurous amongst you, explore another side of coffee by buying and roasting your own green beans. Either way, make 2023 your best year yet and achieve all you set out to!