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Monday, May 16, 2016

Amazing Health Benefits of Green Coffee

Green coffee beans are coffee beans that have not yet been roasted. These coffee beans contain a higher amount of the chemical chlorogenic acid. This chemical is thought to have health benefits. For high blood pressure it might affect blood vessels so that blood pressure is reduced.



For weight loss, chlorogenic acid in green coffee is thought to affect how the body handles blood sugar and metabolism.

Amazing Health Benefits of Green Coffee

Weight Loss

According to a study published in March 2006 in “BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine,” daily supplementation of an extract prepared from green coffee beans reduced body fat and body weight in mice, as well as fat composition in the liver. The effect was similar in mice supplemented with isolated chlorogenic acids and caffeine, which suggests that these are the compounds responsible for the effect. Chlorogenic acids found in green coffee can be digested and absorbed by humans, which implies a similar availability as the extract.

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Improved Mood and Cognitive Performance

The caffeine found in green coffee has a positive effect on your mood and brain activity. According to a review published in February 2008 in “Nutrition Bulletin,” several studies have confirmed that caffeine can improve reaction time, vigilance, memory, alertness, focus, fatigue resistance and other factors of cognitive performance. Reviewers found the optimal intake of green coffee to be between 38 to 400 milligrams per day, or between approximately 1/3 cup to four cups of brewed coffee.

Obesity

Early research shows that adults with obesity who take a specific green coffee extract (Svetol, Naturex) five times daily for 8 weeks to 12 weeks, either alone or together with the regular coffee product Coffee Slender (Med-Eq Ltd., Tonsberg, Norway), lose an average of 2.5 to 3.7 kg more weight than people taking a placebo or regular coffee by itself.


Special Precautions & Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

There is not enough reliable information about the safety of taking green coffee if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use..


Abnormally high levels of homocysteine

Consuming a high dose of chlorogenic acid for a short duration has caused increased plasma homocysteine levels, which may be associated with conditions such as heart disease.


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