Have you been following all the hype surrounding green coffee bean extract and its various benefits? Well, these “beans” have definitely been making rounds on the web and if you haven’t been following the hype, this blog post will tell you everything you need to know about these miracle beans and their benefits!
What is green coffee bean extract?
Green coffee beans are to coffee as green tea is to black tea. Yes, that’s right-green coffee beans are basically those coffee beans that have not been roasted. The hype surrounding these green beans really took off following Dr. Oz’s televised weight loss experiments with this nature’s miracles as result of which a lot of research has been conducted to find out how good they really are.
Step out into the market and you’ll find these beans in a variety of different forms, being sold as supplements. From 100% pure green coffee extract to supplements with different chlorogenic levels, you’d be able to find lab verified supplements, or those produced under FDA regulations.
Benefits of green coffee bean extract
As is always the case, good things have come out of all the research that has gone into green coffee beans extract allowing consumers to make a highly informed choice. So how can these beans help you and do they really work? Well, in a number of ways actually!
High Amount of Antioxidants
The biggest benefit of green coffee beans is that they are a very rich and potent source of antioxidants. In particular, they contain two very important types of antioxidants, namely; Caffeine and Chlorogenic Acid. However, when coffee beans are roasted the chlorogenic acid is mostly removed. We all know how antioxidants help the body keep healthy and reduce the damage caused by cancer causing free radicals.
Reduce Risk of Diabetes and Helps in Weight Loss
Studies show that green coffee bean can reduce the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and weight loss is a possible attribute linking to this health effect. The tests showed that consumption of green coffee was followed by lower risk of diabetes only if there was weight loss with it. Other studies also show that consumption of green beans can lead to weight loss.
Chlorogenic acid also reduces the amount of carbohydrates absorbed by the body, which in turn reduces blood sugar and spikes in insulin. This also means that you are eating a seemingly low carbohydrate diet which also aids weight loss.
Benefits of the Caffeine Content
Other benefits are through caffeine consumption. Caffeine has shown to boost metabolism, which may also aid in weight loss. Studies also that the positive effects of green coffee bean extract is proportional to the dosage. A dosage of 185 mg daily seems to be the most effective. Other studies quote 140 mg of purified chlorogenic acid daily.
Risks and Side Effects
While Green Coffee Bean Extract has not really been known to cause any serious damage as per research, one should keep in mind that green coffee beans will have side effects when consumed in high dosages. High caffeine intake can cause insomnia, jitteriness, anxiety disorders, and diarrhea. It is also recommended not to consume caffeine during pregnancy or breast feeding.
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