ORLANDO, Fla. - It's no secret -- we all love our coffee! But what if this stimulating beverage could also stimulate weight loss -- without diet or exercise?
A new product promises to help you shed pounds with every sip.
It's called Javita Burn & Control Weight Loss Coffee, made by a company in Boca Raton.
"A lot of people don't like to take pills or they can't take pills or they forget to take pills, but they will drink coffee," says Dr. Kenneth Gelman, an endocrinologist who's based in South Florida.
The company says that the secret is garcinia cambogia -- a tropical fruit extract that's been show to boost metabolism and lower cholesterol.
"There are some initial studies that show this particular compound actually works in the liver and inhibits fat synthesis," says Dr. Gelman.
Doctors say that the extract turns sugars into energy, instead of fat.
It also suppresses your appetite and controls cravings, and manages the stress hormone, cortisol.
Another key ingredient is yerba mate -- a plant extract that's praised for its ability to boost energy and burn calories.
The company claims that drinking just two cups of Javita Burn & Control coffee a day can cut two inches of belly fat in a month.
One woman named Louesa Estrada has been drinking the coffee for a week, and she says she's dropped a pound.
"I'm going to keep doing it. It tastes great, I enjoy it, so why not?" says Estrada.
Keep in mind -- doctors warn that drinking too much of the main ingredient, garcinia cambogia, can lead to stomach problems like nausea and vomiting.
As for the price -- a box of Javita Burn & Control costs around $40 for 25 pre-measured packages.
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