Green coffee bean seeds
Dr. Josh Axe
Caffeine has always gotten a bad rap for being unhealthy, and coffee shares some of the same negative feelings. However, recent studies seem to suggest that coffee’s negative reputation may only be a half-truth. Pure green coffee seed extract is fast gaining a reputation for being one of the most effective weight loss products available on the market today. Besides weight loss (more on that later), green coffee seed also has other benefits.
Is my morning cup of joe healthy?
Not really. Depending on the quantities consumed, it can affect the intake of some minerals (K, Mg, Mn, Cr), niacin and antioxidant substances. The deep roasting process reduces the anti-oxidant content significantly.
If you’re drinking one cup of coffee per day, you’re probably okay. When you start drinking more than one cup (and for some people, it’s measured in pots, not cups!) it’s not good, and is likely causing high acidity and can drain your adrenal glands.
So, what’s the difference with green coffee seed?
I get asked this question a lot on my radio show. The coffee we drink is roasted at 475º F, which changes the color, aroma, taste and everything about the seed, while pure green coffee seed extract is usually taken in a pill form. Roasted coffee can cause anxiety and blood pressure problems, and it could also cause or aggravate heart rhythm abnormalities.
But the most important thing roasting does is remove the chlorogenic acid (a natural weight loss aid found in green coffee extract), which is the most beneficial part of the green coffee seed.
chlorogenic acid causes the body to burn glucose and helps burns fat. It slows the release of sugar into the blood stream. When you don’t have sugar in the blood stream, you don’t have fat building up.
4 advantages of green coffee seed extract
- Weight loss. Green coffee seed first gained popularity because of its amazing ability to induce weight loss.* A study conducted on 16 overweight young adults taking various doses of green coffee seed extract resulted in an average 17.5 pounds of weight loss, and about 16% of body fat loss in 22 weeks. In the study, more than 35% of those who participated lost 5% of their body weight.
- Helps lower blood sugar. Sometimes it can lower blood sugar significantly, which in turn, can lower the risk of Diabetes II. A double blind study, conducted at the University of Illinois, shows that out of the group, 5 people who were pre-diabetic did not acquire diabetes after taking green coffee bean extract. Scientists say it’s because green coffee seed has the ability to aid in fat burning, while at the same time lowering glucose levels.
- Helps lower blood pressure. Many studies have proven that green coffee extract is effective in lowering blood pressure. A study of 17 hypoglycemic patients revealed that after taking green coffee seed extract, 13 out of the 17 students had lower blood pressures. Taking about 800 mg proved to be more than effective in lowering their blood pressure.
- Powerful antioxidant. When the components of green coffee bean were assessed, they were found to have many antioxidant properties. The chlorogenic acid is said to be responsible for most of these antioxidant properties. If a person takes a 400 mg green coffee supplement, they will already have taken 50% of the daily antioxidant requirements of the average human.
What to look for in a green coffee seed extract
Make sure the brand you choose only contains pure coffee seed extract, and doesn’t contain additives, binders, fillers or cellulose. You can find a pure extract at Amazon or your local health food store.
According to Dr. Lindsey Duncan, you should take 800mg, twice daily, thirty minutes before meals.
Other forms of weight loss: Of course, you can experience significant results simply by and doing burst training. Green coffee seed isn’t a miracle product, it’s only a tool to help aid you in your efforts to lose the unwanted pounds.
Have you experienced results taking green coffee seed extract?
*Results not typical. Even using the same exact program of diet, supplementation and exercise, be aware that individual results will vary.
Sources: ncbi.com, illinois.edu, prweb.com, latimes.com
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