Coffee made from green coffee beans are popular. There has been a fitness and health craze going on for several years, and there are a lot of natural products in the market that are supposed to help you controlling weight and also performing better when exercising. One of these products is coffee made from raw coffee beans, which is called green coffee. In this article, I will discuss the health benefit of green coffee beans – is it helpful in losing weight.
I am not an expert on this topic, neither a medical professional nor educated in the use of natural remedies or herbs. As such the information in this article is my own opinion of the topic about green coffee beans. If you want to use such a product in diet or reducing weight, you need to seek advice from your physician first.
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Green coffee- what is it and how is it working
Green coffee is normal coffee, but it is not roasted like traditional coffee is. If the coffee bean is roasted, then you will get traditional black coffee like most of us is used to.
The green coffee contains more of the good stuff in the coffee. That means that the antioxidant ( Wikipedia, definition) levels are higher than in black coffee, which is good for your body. The green coffee bean is one of the best sources for antioxidants we have.
As most of us know, antioxidants have the potential to stop inflammation processes in the body and as a consequence stops reactive substances to destroy proteins, DNA, and healthy fats.
Further looking a the health benefits related to dieting, green coffee beans contain amounts of chlorogenic acids. The chlorogenic acid properties stop the excretion of glucose which in turn causes your metabolism to increase.
As a consequence of the increase in metabolism a lot less fat is deposited in your body, which in turn causes the fat burning process in your body to increase.
The effect of the green coffee bean related to less sugar being absorbed by the body also means that you will not experience the same amount of food cravings as before you are drinking green coffee.
Lastly, various studies show that chlorogenic acid in green coffee might reduce blood pressure, both in humans and animals. But it must be done more studies on humans to verify the effect
Weight reducing effects of drinking green coffee
The effect of drinking green coffee has been described in the paragraph above. Some studies indicate that the chlorogenic acids might, as we have discussed earlier in the article, reduce the amount of fat that is absorbed by the body. The chlorogenic acid also influences how what we eat and drink is converted into energy.
The higher amount of caffeine in green coffee also results in an increased rate of metabolism.
Side effects of drinking coffee from green coffee beans
As with regular black coffee, green coffee has some side effects. Coffee, black or green, contains caffeine. Caffeine in high dosages can result in effects such as anxiety sleep disturbances, and increased blood pressure.
It may also affect your bone health if you drink green coffee over a prolonged period of time (long-term). A test done on mice has indicated such an effect.
If you have health issues consult your physician before starting to drink green coffee or start to take green coffee pills.
Enjoying green coffee just as regular coffee
I love coffee and are always on the lookout for good coffee. If I compare the green coffee product I use, Coffee Zero, with other types of coffee I drink regularly, Coffee Zero is at the top with the best of them. The taste is strong, but round without bitterness. It fills the mouth completely and takes you floating away to the origin of coffee if you close your eyes.
Taking the health benefits of it into consideration it is a perfect match for a perfect coffee.
Some final thoughts
Green coffee is a popular product and is sold all over the world for its health benefit. You can take green coffee as a supplement each day, by drinking it as coffee or take it as a pill.
Although, there have been some studies done on the effect of green coffee, and if it is helpful in losing weight, remains to be concluded. A lot more conclusive studies must be done on human subjects as the studies that have been completed have been done on animals.
I will just add that I do not condone animal testing in relation to any product.