Black Latte – coffee concentrate, which is aggressively advertised as a universal means for losing weight. To understand the properties of the drink, carefully examine its composition, history of emergence and experience of application in practice.
The history of coffee black latte
Regulars of fitness clubs are well aware of the properties of caffeine and L-carnitine. Caffeine contributes to the fact that during workouts not carbohydrate, and hard-to-reach fat reserves of the body are burned (under normal conditions, carbohydrate reserves are consumed first and fat deposits are deposited “on a rainy day”).
L-carnitine is responsible for transporting lipid acids to muscle tissue cells. With an increase in the concentration of this substance, lipid metabolism is accelerated and, accordingly, fat accumulations burn out faster.
In South Korea, they decided to combine business with pleasure, adding L-carnitine to instant coffee. In 2015, the Dabang milk and coffee cocktail appeared in the menu of Seoul cafes, tasteful of a classic latte, but coal-black in color: enterprising Koreans added not only L-carnitine to the drink, but also ground activated carbon. Coal is an effective absorbent that helps eliminate toxins from the body.
The news of an unusual cocktail that helps to get rid of excess weight, instantly scattered on social networks. The idea was picked up in the USA and Australia. It is believed that the Australian discoverer of black latte (black latte in translation from English – black latte) was Okheon Bion, the owner of a cafe in Sydney. In this institution, in addition to black latte, they serve many unusual cocktails, for example, latte-wasabi and espresso with yolks.
In the US, the black latte recipe was creative. Since there are a lot of vegetarians in the country, they began to add soy or almond milk to the drink. In New York cafes, black lattes are often decorated with vegetable cream with charcoal of organic coconut shells. Coal Black Coffee is advertised as a “goth dream”. Those who have tried the cocktail claim that it has an unusual, but pleasant taste, however, grains of activated carbon are felt on the teeth.
- L-carnitine is a substance that accelerates lipid metabolism. The compound speeds up the process of splitting fatty acids, resulting in increased physical capabilities, increased clarity of thinking and ability to concentrate;
- chromium picolinate is a compound that increases the effect of insulin on the body. Chromium reduces appetite and, in particular, cravings for sweets;
- activated carbon is a natural absorbent that helps cleanse the intestines of toxins.
To prepare the drink, 2 teaspoons of the concentrate should be dissolved in 200 ml of water. It is recommended to drink one cup of Black LATTE per day.
Advertising claims that you can drink coal latte at any time of the day, except for the evening hours (Black LATTE invigorates, if you drink it in the evening, it can cause insomnia).
However, those who are interested in the properties of nutritional supplements know that both caffeine and L-carnitine help to get rid of excess weight only if, after taking them, a person exposes himself to physical exertion. If you take drugs with L-carnitine and sit in your favorite chair – the body simply does not need energy, and fatty acids will not be used.
Therefore, in order to lose extra pounds with Black LATTE, it is necessary to exercise after at least half an hour after drinking the drink or to walk for at least an hour. The additives contained in the concentrate speed up the process somewhat, but you should not expect to lose more than 3-7 kilograms per month. To achieve more serious results, you will have to try: enroll in a fitness club, completely revise your diet.