Does Café Marita really lose weight? Expert clarifies

When it comes to coffee, Brazilians have property. But how many of us have heard about the slimming coffee called Café Marita? Despite being on the market for a long time, this drink is only now gaining even more popularity in Brazil.

And what for many may be a simple coffee, for experts is actually a drink full of benefits. This is because the composition of Marita products is able to stimulate the body and protect the body.

“It is a drink used as a food supplement and combines several ingredients with thermogenic active principles. That is, they help with weight loss. It is a more potent form of common coffee”, explains sports nutritionist, Bruna Morais.

But those who believe that they are just a product are wrong. In fact, there are five types of products made by Rede Fácil Brasil, they are: Café Marita 3.0, Café Marita Verde, Café Marita 6.0, Café Marita Vermelho and Café Marita Cappuccino. Below you will understand more about the slimming power of these drinks.

Does Café Marita lose weight?

As mentioned before, Café Marita can help with weight loss. The justification for this benefit is mainly due to the presence of caffeine.

“Its active ingredient, caffeine, is present in most supplements that aid in fat loss. It has the role of ‘breaking’ body fat and transforming it into fatty acids that will be used by the body as fuel for activities”, informs the sports nutritionist.

In fact, caffeine’s relationship to weight loss is not new to researchers. Several studies point to caffeine or coffee as responsible for the increase in thermogenesis, a metabolic process that burns fat to produce heat. ( 1 )

However, in the case of this specific type of drink, other factors can contribute to the slimming effect. This is the case of psyllium , present in the composition of Café Marita 3.0. There is also the yerba mate, in Café Marita Verde and in the Red type, and the gourmet formula with six active ingredients of Café Marita 6.0.

Benefits of coffee

As with any and all coffee, Marita products can be very beneficial to the body. According to the nutritionist, it increases energy levels, acts as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant, and can regulate bowel function.

In addition, drinking can improve brain function, even helping to prevent the emergence of serious pathologies such as Parkinson’s disease (PD). In a study of men who consumed three to four cups of coffee a day, the risk of having this problem was five times lower than non-consumers. ( 1 )

It is also proven that coffee is related to the prevention of kidney stones. “Two later cohort studies supported this observation, with a 10 and 9% decrease in the risk of developing kidney stones with a daily consumption of 240 ml of coffee or decaffeinated, respectively.” ( 1 )

Check out the benefits of the main types of Café Marita in the following topics:

What are the benefits of Café Marita 3.0?

In addition to coffee, this type of drink is made up of three main ingredients, they are: psyllium, yerba mate and garcinia mangostana. The first item refers to dietary fiber responsible for improving intestinal transit and reducing bad cholesterol (LDL) levels. ( 2 )

Yerba mate, in turn, increases the beverage’s caffeine level, as it is also rich in this substance. In addition, “increases muscle shape, stimulates the central nervous system and cardiac and respiratory functions, facilitates digestion and causes a feeling of well-being and vigor.” ( 3 )

Last but not least, the mangosteen garcinia. This is an Asian fruit rich in various nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and xanthones. But it also has anti-inflammatory properties that can contribute to weight loss. ( 4 )

Café Marita 6.0 benefits

6.0 is made with the following formula: pomegranate , guarana, acerola , mint, turmeric and coconut oil. In this way, the drink in question brings together all the benefits of the ingredients that make it up.

For example, pomegranate and turmeric are anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial and antioxidant. ( 5 , 6 ) Meanwhile, guarana also has caffeine, increasing calorie loss. ( 3 )

Marita Green and Red Coffee

In addition to the types already mentioned, there is also Café Marita Verde and Vermelho that have mate herb in their compositions. In such cases, the additional herb facilitates weight loss.

But each of these drinks has its own particularities, for example, the first type is made with green coffee beans . This material is rich in antioxidants, speeds up metabolism and can even prevent obesity.

“[…] green coffee extract is a potential inhibitor of fat absorption and an effective suppressor of its metabolism in the liver, thus contributing to the reduction of body weight.” ( 7 )

The Red type also has lycopene and cocoa extract. The first is an antioxidant, responsible for protecting the health and integrity of cells. ( 8 ) And the second is rich in flavonoids, aiding in normal blood flow.

Product FAQ

In addition to knowing about the slimming effects and other benefits of this coffee, some people may still have questions about the product. For this reason, we have separated the most frequently asked questions involving Café Marita. Follow:

1. What is Café Marita?

Café Marita is a natural product made by Rede Fácil Brasil, registered with Anvisa under number 6.3151.0004.001-2. In addition, it has several subtypes such as 3.0, 6.0, Green, Red and Cappuccino.

2. How many kilos does Café Marita lose weight per month?

There is no exact amount for the amount of pounds lost using Café Marita. However, consumers claim, in testimonials, an average of 8 to 10 pounds per month.

Despite this, sports nutritionist Bruna Morais claims that coffee alone does not work miracles. Therefore, the use of this product must be accompanied by a diet and sports practices.

“The best thing is to try to eat well, with foods that offer adequate nutrients and vitamins for our needs. In addition to regular physical exercise. For better planning, always seek professional guidance”, clarifies the expert.

3. How to take?

This coffee can be consumed cold or hot. It can also be dissolved in water or milk. The standard recipe is to place a flat (teaspoon) in 250 ml of the chosen liquid.

With respect to the daily amount consumed is up to twice. Another important point is regarding the time, which should not be at night so as not to interfere with the quality of sleep.

4. What is the price of the product and where to buy it?

The price of Café Marita may vary according to the flavor chosen. For example, types 3.0, 6.0 and Green cost R$ 63 on the brand’s official website. Meanwhile, the Red type costs R$80 and the Cappuccino R$92.

5. Can pregnant women take it?

It is not recommended to use this product during pregnancy.

6. Does it contain gluten or lactose?

These coffees are gluten and lactose free. The Cappuccino type is even made with coconut milk.

Contraindications and side effects

“Usually, the side effects are observed in people sensitive to caffeine, allergic to herbs present in the products or who take in excess”, emphasizes Bruna.

Even so, hypertensive and diabetic patients should only consume such drinks under medical advice. According to the nutritionist, the most common adverse effects are:

  • accelerated heartbeat
  • Diuretic effect and dehydration
  • headache and insomnia
  • Anxiety and Restlessness
  • Muscle spasms
  • Gastrointestinal problems such as reflux.

In addition, Bruna Morais warns that pregnant women, nursing mothers and children do not use this product. Café Marita, like other types of coffee, is also not suitable for people who suffer from insomnia, gastritis or ulcers. That’s because the presence of caffeine can cause unpleasant attacks.

Ellie Lauderdale

My name is Ellie Lauderdale, MD and I am USA based professional Nutritionist .

I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and board certified specialist in sports dietetics who is trained in integrative medicine. I have worked with hundreds of clients, from those suffering with chronic disease to professional and olympian athletes. My goal is to help optimize you from the inside so that you can feel, perform, and look your best on the outside.

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