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Green Coffee for Weight Loss

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Woman drinking green coffee extract.

Green coffee has been hailed as the latest miracle ingredient for weight loss. However, what exactly is green coffee? And how does it help us lose weight, if it does at all? What precisely is this stuff, or is it just another fad that will vanish as quickly as it appeared?

What Is Green Coffee?
Green coffee itself doesn’t actually do anything. It is in fact green coffee bean extract that is supposed to have these fantastic health benefits. Green coffee beans are the beans of the coffee tree that haven’t been roasted yet. Hence, it has nothing to do with their color, or with whether or not they are organic (although they usually are). It simply means that they are untreated. You could not make a drink of coffee out of this because it would be unpalatable bitter.

Why Is Green Coffee Bean Extract Good for Weight Loss?
So what is it about these green coffee beans that is so good for you? It appears to be the chlorogenic acid. It has now been confirmed through various studies that this has an effect on our body’s glucose and metabolism and essentially that green coffee extract and weight loss go hand in hand. The study was conclusive and demonstrated that people could actually lose as much as 10% of their body weight and 20% of their body fat percentage in just three months by taking chlorogenic acid (green coffee extract) for just three months. Further studies do have to take place, in particular a peer review, but this is incredibly interesting news.

Is all Coffee Good for Weight Loss?
There has long been a myth that coffee is actually bad for your health. This came from various studies that took place in the 60s and 70s. It was determined that those who drank a lot of coffee were at a higher risk of heart attacks and cancer. This has been completely discredited, as it has now appears that those who did develop cancer or heart problems were actually smokers. Of course, in those days, it wasn’t clear yet that smoking was actually a health risk at all.

Indeed, most of the large global health organizations have now stated that there are no health risks to drinking moderate amounts of coffee, which is up to six cups a day. There is another link between coffee and weight loss, being the fact that caffeine gives us more stamina and endurance. As such, theoretically, it makes it possible for us to burn off more calories, but only if we choose to use that additional energy to actually move about.

So, is coffee good for weight loss? Clearly, green coffee bean extract is. Coffee with caffeine may be good for weight loss, but only if you put in some effort yourself. What all of this means at the very least is that you no longer have to feel guilty for drinking quite a few cups of coffee each day. We now know that drinking coffee has various health benefits, so green up! We now know that both green tea and green coffee are healthy, so you have plenty to choose from.

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