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Green coffee extract

There may be many options like strict diet, regular exercise or special pills to lose weight but now, one can even lose weight over a cup of green coffee. Unlike normal coffee beans, green coffee beans have not passed through the roasting process, hence they taste bitter and lack particular aroma.

Green coffee extract is made from green beans of two coffee plants: Arabica and Robusta, out of which Arabica plant is higher quality. Since these coffee beans are not roasted at high temperatures of around of 482°F, it contains chlorogenic acid which helps the liver in easy processing of fat. Chlorogenic acid is derivative of cinnamic acid, which have anti-inflammatory & anti-oxidant properties.


-Easy & fast weight loss: It speeds up natural metabolism in human by slowing down release of glucose into the blood from the liver. Slowing down of glycogenolysis causes the body to use fat cells for energy instead of sugar, .resulting in significant weight loss. The caffeine in green coffee unlocks the fat stored in the body and sends to the liver, where chlorogenic acid fastens its processing. One can expect to lose 1-3% of body weight every week.

-Lowers blood pressure: The vascular endothelium in people with high blood pressure produces nitric oxide in excess amounts. The chlorogenic acids in green coffee extract reduce blood pressure in hypertensive humans by metabolizing nitric oxide. This has been further confirmed through a double-blind, placebo-controlled study in which patients made a significant improvement in blood pressure, after 28 days of using the extract.

This is also because of direct relation between blood pressure and being overweight. Studies have shown that with weight loss, there is natural drop in blood pressure and cholesterol levels. As the cholesterol level drops, there are chances of improvement in cardiovascular health.

-Improves cardiovascular health: Chlorogenic acid in turn contains ferulic acid, which metabolises nitric oxide derived from vascular endothelium. This improves the action of blood vessels and improves blood circulation

-Reduces risk of diabetes: Green coffee stabilizes level of blood glucose by inhibiting release of glucose-6-phosphate from liver and improves sensitivity to insulin, minimising the risk of development of type II diabetes.

-Delays the ageing process: Polyphenols in green coffee has strong anti-oxidant properties like green tea & reduces the free oxygen radicals in the body. Absorption of free oxygen radicals reduce the degeneration of body cells and keep one young for longer time. It further gives extra energy & stamina for daily activities and enhances performance at work.

-Increases the effectiveness of pain killers esp. for migraine medications

-Has anti-cancer properties: Intake of coffee reduces the risk of colon, rectal & breast cancer.


-It may result in abnormalities in heart rhythm: Excessive coffee consumption increases the chances of heart palpitations

-It is not advisable for intake in case of pregnant or nursing women

-It can affect intake of essential minerals like potassium, magnesium, manganese and chromium.

-It should be limited to not more than 3 cups of coffee; else it may aggravate stress & anxiety.

Though, there may be a few concerns, yet the numerous benefits of green coffee extracts indeed make it a desirable beverage to be consumed by adults in controlled amounts.


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