Green Coffee Bean: Weight Loss Fact or Fiction?
1 Green coffee beans are unroasted coffee beans. Many people claim that taking green coffee bean extract can help with weight loss.
2 More research needs to be done on the effectiveness of this extract in helping with weight loss.
3. The most effective way to lose weight is to reduce your calorie intake and to exercise.
You’ve probably heard about the longstanding health debate on drinking coffee. Researchers have gone back and forth on whether the popular brew is good for you. There is also controversy about the use of green coffee beans. They became well known as a weight loss supplement after being featured on “The Dr. Oz Show.”
Green coffee bean extract comes from coffee beans that haven’t been roasted. Coffee beans contain compounds known as chlorogenic acids. These compounds are believed to have antioxidant activities, help lower blood pressure, and help you lose weight. When coffee is roasted, its chlorogenic acid content is greatly reduced. This is why drinking coffee is not thought to have the same weight-loss effects produced by the unroasted beans.
The extract is sold as a pill and can be found online or in health food stores. A typical dose is between 60 to 185 mg a day.