For those who do not know, Green coffee beans are raw coffee beans belonging to the fruit tree coffee (they are seeds of that tree). When unroasted, they have loads of chlorogenic acid present in them which is good for helping people lose weight. When roasted, they turn brown and then they are rich with caffeine by losing chlorogenic acid.
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Raw coffee beans are rich with chlorogenic acid when they are unroasted. This very acid present in them helps bring positive health benefits to people who are looking to lose weight, reduce fat and help people be on the track of weight loss and good health.
People often consume supplements made from the extract of green coffee beans, for curing and controlling obesity, high blood pressure, cutting down fat, Alzheimer’s disease, and other ailments. Let us now read more on them.
Green coffee beans – what are they?
Green coffee beans are basically raw coffee beans that are not yet roasted. They thankfully are rich in chlorogenic acid (chemical renown for helping reduce fat and obesity in humans). This very acid also helps cut down blood pressure in human beings by a considerable margin by helping maintain optimum thickness levels of blood vessels.
When it comes to weight loss, chlorogenic acid in green coffee helps control blood sugar levels and raises metabolism as well.
What benefits do green coffee beans bring to people?
In order to control high blood pressure, research suggests that taking supplements based on green coffee bean extract having 50 to 140 mg of chlorogenic acid can help. When the supplements are taken for 12 weeks, there will be a significant reduction in high blood pressure. This supplement is also helpful for those having mild or high bouts of blood pressure.
The research was conducted in a group of Asian and American adults which displayed a good use of supplements based on green coffee bean extracts. It reduced systolic blood pressure by 5 and 10 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure went down by 3 and 7 mmHg.
Previous research regarding the effect of green coffee bean supplements on obesity and overweight revealed that adults suffering from obesity took such supplements daily 5 times a day for 8 to 12 weeks. They lost an average of 6 pounds in comparison to what they would lose using a placebo.
Green coffee bean supplements are also helpful in fighting type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, and other health conditions.
How does green coffee taste like?
Green coffee beans can be used to make green coffee. This coffee tastes more like tea instead of coffee because the beans are not roasted. To prepare it, the beans need to be rinsed thoroughly with cold water and proper care must be ensured not to make the white chaff get off the beans. That white chaff helps maintain the chlorogenic acid present in them.
After rinsing a cup of beans with cold water, add them to a pot with three cups of water. Fire up the stove and bring the water to a boil. Once the water turns green, strain the coffee in a cup or a bottle and voila, it is ready to drink.
Do not discard the used beans. Put them in a sealed bag and refrigerate them for using them again in making cool green coffee.
Side effects of green coffee supplements
Green coffee bean extract supplements are safe to use when taken orally. When these supplements are taken in doses up to 480 mg daily, they do not produce any effects for up to 12 weeks but only when used safely.
However, they do contain a considerable amount of caffeine. Such supplements also cause a rapid depletion of calcium from bones causing calcium loss.
Other side effects green coffee has is that it has more caffeine in comparison to regularly roasted coffee. This means that those who drink green coffee are more than likely to experience side effects from caffeine. Among them are anxiety, jitteriness, rapid heartbeat and loss of sleep. When users experience these side effects, they should stop consuming it and contact their physician.
Other possible side effects of green coffee are diarrhea, headache, and infection of the urinary tract.