Good Morning Readers!
I know I’ve been out of action for a while and there’s no excuse for that. Not even the fact that I had both month and year-end admin to sort out that brought with it a trail of insomnia and loss of appetite. But anyway, let’s get into today’s post!
I’ve written a post about coffee and its benefits and explain to a certain degree how it works within the body, although there was still some shadow of uncertainty that followed me around with regards to this topic; and more specifically, how exactly does this brown beverage induce both lipolysis and an insulin response at the same time?? It just didn’t make sense, until now that is…
Let me explain lipolysis is the breakdown of fat within the body to be used up as fuel while insulin’s purpose is to, basically, take up all the glucose, amino acids and free fatty acids within the bloodstream and transport it to the cells of the body. The release of insulin basically halts the process of lipolysis so as you can imagine, this left me rather confused.
After some research done, this is the gist of it…
Coffee induces lipolysis (when blood glucose levels are low) leading to the increase in fatty acid concentration in the blood; at the same time glucagon stimulates the release of glucose from the liver. When the blood glucose levels increase an insulin response is initiated. In this way both lipolysis and an insulin response happen, while not due to coffee alone.
So there you have it. This was a bit of a rash to me and I just needed to get some clarity on the subject matter.
To reap the benefits of this, have coffee on empty to help with fat reduction.
Happy Friday People! ☺