The next time you go to Starbucks, ask for Green Coffee. That’s right, Green coffee. You will immediately notice that it does not look like the coffee you expected: it is much lighter in color. Actually, when first boiled, it looks like absinthe, but restaurateurs add a pinch of caramel coloring for a bit of verisimilitude. It does not taste like coffee either, but more like the herbal versions of iced tea. Green coffee and green coffee extracts are currently in the limelight as the latest weight loss beverage and supplements, making the obese and the indolent sit up and take note. This article will focus entirely on green coffee as a weight-loss beverage.
Green Coffee? Never Heard Of It!
Handpicked fully ripe coffee berries, along with their seeds, run through a number of processes till they become what we know as roasted coffee. After cleaning, or washing and drying the coffee, the beans are sorted and labeled as… guess what? Green coffee! Green coffee is then roasted till it changes color to a shade of brown, before it is ground and packaged for sale.
The media is touting green coffee as the best weight loss beverage. We all know that a person gains weight if he/she ingests more calories than he/she burns. Post prandial body metabolism generally gives sugar enough time to metabolize and slide insidiously into the bloodstream. Moreover, the fat ingested is stored in the body, an undesirable but inevitable process, while appetite remains undiminished.
The best method of maintaining or losing extra weight is to go through your daily routine which burns a fixed amount of calories and then work out at a gym or at home to shed extra calories. Unfortunately, most people find it tough to maintain such a schedule. This is where drinking green coffee helps. Green coffee has nothing artificial or synthetic in it. A gift from Mother Nature, it can only be salutary.
The Green Bean
Medical plus double-blind analyses reveal that:
- You can shed considerable weight by drinking green coffee.
- Drinking this coffee decreases the risk of your falling prey to the type-two variety of diabetes appreciably.
- Chances of getting gall stones drop for males.
- Bad cholesterol may well reduce.
- It’s a no brainer that green coffee has vast potential for exploitation for the greater human good.
How it Works
Most scientists believe that one particular antioxidant compound that facilitates successful weight loss is chlorogenic acid. Research has showed substantial presence of chlorogenic acid in unrefined coffee beans of green coffee; in fact, the unprocessed green coffee bean is the best source of natural chlorogenic acid.
The chlorogenic acid in green coffee reduces the rate our bodies metabolize sugar, thereby decelerating discharge of sugar into the bloodstream. This has two important side effects: firstly, it prevents fat storage in the body and secondly, it suppresses appetite. Unfortunately for coffee freaks, chlorogenic acid present in green coffee is destroyed in the roasting process.
Green coffee was found by Asian scientists to contain low quantities of caffeine, about 20% that of black coffee. An experiment by these scientists showed that chlorogenic acid combined best with caffeine at this concentration level and helped an individual lose weight without additional physical exertion. They went on to prove that people who consumed a given amount of green coffee every day, just prior to a meal, could shed close to a third of their internal fat. A group of women who had put on lumps of weight during pregnancy and remained rotund after delivering their child were tested. Results showed that they lost three kilos on an average per month without carrying out any weight-loss directed exercises, proving that green coffee did indeed promote weight loss.