By Karen Appold
Green coffee beans are simply coffee beans that haven’t been roasted. When you roast coffee beans, the amount of the antioxidant chlorogenic acid contained in them is reduced. Raw green coffee beans contain pure chlorogenic acid extract. Health experts believe that chlorogenic acid in green coffee beans has many health benefits, including lowering risk for diabetes and heart disease, and contributing to weight loss.
Chloregenic acid found in green coffee bean extract helps you to lose weight because it boosts your metabolism, increasing your body’s ability to burn extra calories and fat. This extract can also help to reduce food cravings. By not overeating, the body can get rid of stored calories and fatty acids.
The weight loss benefits of green coffee bean extract were evaluated in a study in India. Participants took green coffee bean extract and didn’t change their diet or exercise habits. They lost an average of 16 pounds during the course of the study. More research is needed, however, to more thoroughly access the benefits of green coffee bean extract and weight loss.
Just like other antioxidants, chlorogenic acid fights free radicals that damage cells and also repairs cell damage due to free radicals. This helps to prevent disease.
In particular, green coffee bean extract can help to:
- 1. lower your blood sugar level
- 2. lower blood pressure and cholesterol
- 3. reduce levels of visceral fat, which can cause diabetes and heart disease
- 4. improve your heart health
- 5. detoxify your liver
- 6. give you more energy
- 7. improve your mental alertness
Green coffee bean extract can be purchased as a tablet or pill. Doctors suggest a daily dosage of 400 milligrams.
According to clinical research, green coffee bean extract doesn’t have any known side effects other than the effects of caffeine.
Karen Appold is a medical writer based in Macungie, PA.