For me, mornings will not be complete without my regular cup of Joe. The various concoctions that are created from these bitter coffee beans are my favorite perk-me-up drinks, which is why I was delighted to hear about the health benefits of coffee a few years ago. Coffee is known to have antioxidant properties that eliminate free radicals which are harmful to our cells. Recently, I got some interesting insights about coffee beans from a friend of mine who is into a green coffee extract weight loss diet that she happily shared with us over a cup of coffee.
The coffee beans that we see in coffee shops are the ground ones or the roasted variety. Previous studies have already shown that coffee is one of the best sources of antioxidants which are also found in fruits and vegetables. This time science is taking a closer look at the natural properties of the green coffee bean and its potential to help people lose weight. According to an article in DoctorOz’s website, the chlorogenic acid in coffee slows absorption of fat from food intake and activates metabolism of extra fat as suggested by various studies. This enzyme may be the key to the effective weight loss of the subjects who took the supplement during the studies. Claims are now being made on the efficacy of the supplements as the fastest way to lose weight. My friend was one of those who decided to try the supplements and find out if it can really help her lose weight with less effort. She now adds one capsule of green coffee extract once a day in her daily diet.
One study was enough to spike interest among scientists to conduct further studies on the potential benefits of this weight loss extract and for the food supplement companies to scramble for it. It seems that whether we drink it or take it there’s more to the bean than meets the eye. However, when it comes to our health, the prudent option is to always consult your physician or nutritionist before taking a new supplement.