When weight loss is the goal, most professionals will only recommend two prescriptions: diet and exercise. There is no magic pill that will create healthy and lasting weight loss, or at least there wasn’t. Even health professionals are surprised by the findings that green coffee beans are having on weight loss.
The baffling research is showing that individuals who take green coffee bean supplements are losing weight despite exercising or even dieting.
The recent green coffee bean study was published in the Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity Journal. The research followed 16 adults who supplemented their diet with green coffee bean for 12 weeks. Throughout the study, the subjects lost an average of 17 pounds each. These individuals changed nothing about their lifestyle other than taking the supplement and ended up losing 10.5% of their overall body weight and 16% of their overall body fat.
Another perk? No side effects were reported during the study. In a country where obesity is literally an epidemic, this news about green coffee beans is amazing.
The green coffee bean supplement’s effectiveness is not pinned on the caffeine content. In fact, the supplement only has about 20 milligrams of caffeine per serving. A cup of coffee has more than 100 milligrams. The supplements are not stimulants. In fact, some studies have found that green coffee beans help lower blood pressure. No, it’s not the caffeine, it’s the chlorogenic acid that’s doing all the miracle work.
Chlorogenic acid is a natural active compound that works by inhibiting the release of glucose in the body. At the same time, the acid boosts metabolism. Together these two actions inhibit the absorption of fat and simply eliminate weight gain.
This effect can only happen when one ingests the green coffee bean. This is the state of coffee prior to being roasted. Once roasted, the chlorogenic acid is nearly eliminated. So no morning cup of joe will have the same effect as the supplement.
It’s recommended to take the supplement in pill form as its very bitter in true form. Four hundred milligrams of pure green coffee bean capsules about 30 minutes before meals, about two to three times a day is the suggested use.
While the supplement may aid in weight loss, no doctor or health professional ever recommends giving up on a balanced diet and routine exercise, as they all play a vital role in an individual’s all-around health. Green coffee supplements may just speed up the process of getting to that place.
May 1st, 2012