In recent years green coffee bean extracts have become popular as a supplement for health-conscious people trying to control their weight. Indeed these supplements are among the most sought after in the category of Appetite control & suppressants supplements. This is in no small part due to this natural product being discussed on a famous TV show hosted by Doctor Oz.
Green coffee extracts can help you lose a few pounds. This is what Professor Ernst Edzart from the University of Exeter concluded on the basis of three clinical studies. Professor Ernst is a researcher who carefully and critically studies complementary and alternative medicine products and research results. We have long known that drinking coffee prevents obesity. What recent scientific research has shown is that an important component of coffee, chlorogenic acid, is probably responsible for this effect.
Chlorogenic acid is for the most part destroyed during the roasting of coffee beans, hence the fact that we are now interested in extracts of unroasted coffee beans (also called ‘green beans’) to fight against overweight situations. Note that the effect of green coffee bean supplements remains moderate: a loss of 2.5 kg over a period of 1 to 3 months can be expected. A sustainable weight loss is only possible if we radically change our eating habits. And for that matter, the focus should be on eating mostly nutritious foods.
Chlorogenic acid is a powerful natural antioxidant useful for delaing atheromatous plaque creation in the arteries and thus delaying the onset of cardiovascular disease. It also has a bactericidal role (kills bacteria) and a fungicidal role (kills fungi), plus it is antiviral. In addition, it is an antioxidant and an inhibitor of some esters which play a role in the development of tumors. So there is a long list of benefits for consuming this acid beyond the ones related to weight loss.
Green coffee has virtues similar to those of green tea. It is a diuretic so it is normal to lose weight from it and it is an excellent antioxidant. A 2009 study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showed that the chlorogenic acid content in green coffee is the cause of weight loss. This natural molecule decrease the absorption of sugars in the digestive system and accelerates the burning of fat. But beware, green coffee beans extract is not a diet or a miracle product, it must be taken in a timely manner, in addition to a balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.
It is not recommend for a person with heart problems because it is a powerful exciting substance, which can lead to experiencing stress or depression. In view of the ingredients in the beans, it is normal not to feel tired and even to feel fit, but these are only impressions. Stimulants that you swallow will take over your fatigue, but not solve the original problem. A sleep therapy would be more effective for that purpose.