Is Coffee Helpful (Or Harmful) For Weight Loss? Experts Weigh In

When you’re on a diet, mostly everything you eat and drink gets a makeover. You might switch to low-sodium soups, lean protein , whole-grain versions of your favorite refined carbs, and low-sugar snacks . Fruits and veggies get a pass, but that’s about it.

Except, blessedly, your morning cup of joe. As long as you’re not pouring in tons of creamer, sugar, and sweetened flavorings, most diets allow you to keep your coffee—and it even gets to be your favorite brand or variety—no diet versions or “light” substitutions required.

But even though coffee tends to be labeled as a good diet […]