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It contains an antioxidant called chlorogenic acid – or CGA. It’s a polyphenol that encourages the body to burn fat and increases our levels of leptin. That’s the “I’m full” hormone, which suppresses appetite, so we eat less. In a study, women who got 1,000 milligrams of CGA daily lost three times more weight.
You’ll get 1,300 milligrams of chlorogenic acid from a large Dunkin’ Donuts coffee.
Even better? Get a cold-brewed coffee from Starbucks. Cold brewing means the coffee grounds never get heated – and brewing at high heat degrades the antioxidants, specifically chlorogenic acid.
Here’s a key to remember when you want the most fat-burning from your coffee. Beans with the highest CGA content are typically grown at high altitudes and close to the equator. So if the beans are from countries like Kenya, Ethiopia, Colombia and parts of Brazil, you’re good to go.