This Is How Much Coffee You Should Drink to Boost Your Metabolism

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Coffee and its benefits have been widely discussed. In the positive corner, we hear that it can help you live longer and lower the risk of getting type 2 diabetes. On the flip side, coffee has been admonished as something that will give you heart disease and stunt your growth. Most recently, though, it's been scientifically proven to help boost your metabolism. A study published in Nature Communications earlier this year reveals that mice who received an injection of caffeine experienced a suppression of appetite and an increase in energy expenditure.

However, for anyone who's not sure about the evidence or whether they should consider the drink as a strategy to kick-start their metabolism and a supplement to a healthy lifestyle, we spoke to Michelle Braude, MBBS, BSc, a nutritionist and founder of The Food Effect, to weigh in on the subject. Not only did she tell us the exact percentage our metabolism could be boosted by, but she also gave us some interesting details about when you should drink it. Keep scrolling to discover the real benefits of coffee.