A recent study carried out by researchers at Cornell University suggests that those who wish to Lose Weight should eliminate the consumption of Coffee. They reveal that consuming coffee leads to the rise of a desire for sweet treats, and therefore, ultimately defeats the purpose of losing weight.

What did the study suggest?

As reported by The Daily Mail, senior author of the study, Professor Robin Dando is of the opinion that those who consume Caffeine on an everyday basis, end up changing the way they perceive taste.

This effect lasts for a considerably long time, thereby triggering a desire to consume more sugar. Individuals usually enjoy coffee for the boost it provides to their brains. An average nation such as Australia or New Zealand ideally spends over $800 million on two billion cups of coffee each year. An analysis carried out by Food Standards Australia states that an average human consumes at least 400mg of coffee each day. This has led to a rise in adverse effects of coffee consumption in humans.

The research carried out at Cornell University, USA involved the participation of over 107 volunteers.

The individuals were divided into two random groups. The first group was asked to consume 200mg of decaffeinated coffee. At the same time, the second group was also provided with decaffeinated coffee that was just as bitter as the first one. The coffee, however, did not consist of as much coffee powder as the first one. In order to make the taste more bitter, their coffee contained another substance.

The substance did not impact the beverage’s sweetness or saltiness factor at all. Both the groups were provided with coffee that had an equal amount of sugar.

The result of the research

A few moments later, all 107 volunteers were asked to take part in sensory tests. It was later discovered that coffee with actual coffee powder was found to be more bitter than the other. Furthermore, it even changed the way individuals perceived flavors.

This result triggered the participants to want to consume more of that flavor.

The Daily Mail quoted Professor Dando as saying, '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.'

Coffee is also found to have a direct impact on a person’s blood pressure. Several studies in the past have found that habitual coffee consumption often leads to a rise in high blood pressure. To prevent these side effects it is best to stop consuming coffee on a daily basis.

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