In a recent press release written by Overallhealth.org, it seems that green coffee beans have been increasing in popularity over the last three months – ever since they were featured on the Dr Oz show in the US.
Although, consuming green coffee beans for weight loss is a relatively new idea and further research would need to be conducted to see the long term implications, this is what we know so far about green coffee beans.
Green coffee beans for weight loss – FAQs
What are green coffee beans?
All coffee beans are green before they are roasted. When you take green coffee beans to lose weight they come in the form of a supplement such as pure green coffee bean extract. The ingredient that helps with weight loss is called chlorogenic acid – it’s strong in green beans but not the roasted kind.
Why is the chlorogenic acid in green beans used for weight loss?
Chlorogenic acid works by stopping the liver from releasing glucose into your blood stream and reducing the amount of new fat cells that are produced. Green coffee beans are also high in anti-oxidants which are also used to help reduce the number of fat cells in your body.
What are the side effects of using green coffee beans for weight loss?
Currently, there have been no reports of any negative side effects; however, if you are sensitive to caffeine, you may experience similar effects to drinking a cup of coffee.
How much caffeine is in green coffee bean extract?
Although, naturally, green coffee beans contain less caffeine than roasted coffee beans, green coffee extract which is used for weight loss, contains approximately the same amount of caffeine as a regular cup of coffee.
How do you take green coffee beans for weight loss?
Rather than eating raw green coffee beans, you can buy green coffee extract which comes in the form of a capsule.