What Are Green Coffee Beans
While traditional black coffee is made from roasted coffee beans, coffee can also be made using green coffee beans, so what are these beans and how are they different?
Green coffee bean extract, produced from the green beans of the Arabica plant, is a relatively new ingredient to weight loss products that has been getting strong attention; even being featured on the Dr. Oz program. This attention is not unfounded, green coffee bean extract has a number of health benefits, in particular as a weight loss aid.
The main components of green coffee responsible for these benefits appear to be caffeine and chlorogenic acid, a type of antioxidant, although some effects are influenced by factors other than these compounds.
Unlike most coffee beverages, green coffee bean extract is low in caffeine and is not a stimulant.
It has become one of the world’s most popular weight loss supplements.
Green coffee bean contains polyphenols, including chlorogenic acids, which, like grape seed extract and green tea, have antioxidants that help the body neutralize harmful free radicals
Research has also shown that the chlorogenic acid in green coffee bean has an antihypertensive effect on rats and humans that promotes normal blood pressure.
Chlorogenic acids are also killed off when coffee beans are roasted and their benefits are not available in coffee drinks.
Chlorogenic acids support the weight loss benefits of green coffee bean in a few different ways: First, they promote a balanced blood sugar by inhibiting the release of glucose within the body. Secondly, the acids boost the metabolic output of the liver, which burns more fat.
This dual mechanism works to support lean body mass by hindering the absorption of fat and weight gain.