Women or girls, at one point or another, have considered losing weight, be it by dieting or by using different supplements. But what people usually forget is that while it may give them short-term advantages, there are long-term side effects too. So, what, you ask, can be done to get skinnier as summer approaches? There’s such thing as the green coffee, you may wish to look into.
What is green coffee?
Green coffee beans are technically coffee beans which are yet roasted. Roasting the beans removes the chlorogenic acid (a chemical) from the beans. Coffee beans are loaded with caffeine, but the unroasted green beans are also full of chlorogenic acid. This acid is believed to help you lose your weight, but you lose that when you roast the beans.
Lose weight with green coffee
There have been several studies on humans and animals alike that have suggested different results, but the main thing they conclude is that there has been a significant weight loss in the group that took green coffee. Some studies propose that the chlorogenic acid helps dissolve carbohydrates which, in turn, increases the insulin level as sugar level decreases. It is kind of like having a low-carb diet. Other studies (on rats and mice) state that the chemical in the beans reduces fat storage in the liver and absorption in the body. Moreover, it improves burning of fat in the body by improving the hormones associated with fat burning.
Green coffee beans used for weight loss
A few controlled experiments in people prove that green coffee can promote noteworthy weight reduction. Experiments with several people, divided into two groups, show that when there has been no change in diet or any other habit other than the intake of green coffee, the weight has seen a significant decrease in people with green coffee intake than those without. However, further study is needed to be entirely sure.
While there is no perfect dosage for the coffee, some studies have used dosage which had 120-300 mg of chlorogenic acid. Depending on how much chlorogenic acid is present in the drink, 240-3000 mg of green coffee bean extract per day can be used.
Preparing green coffee beans
Before making the green coffee bean extract, what you must understand is that the raw beans have some unpleasant and even unhealthy chemicals. Hence, just soaking the beans in water and drinking that water is not going to be useful. There is an absolute temperature at which, if the beans are boiled, you can get your desired results.
Following are the steps that would give you a green bean extract.
- Pour water into a pot and let it sit on the stove for a while to bring it to boil. Try using distilled or filtered water.
- Rinse the beans quickly under water if you feel that they are dusty.
- Add the coffee bean in the proportion of one to six. This means that for every one-ounce coffee bean, there should be 6 ounces of water.
- Turn the stove to high and let the water and beans come to a boil. After it has been boiled, lower the flame so that the water is simmering. Let it simmer for 10-15 minutes and stir with a spoon every few minutes so that the beans don’t sit at the bottom.
- After the time is up, take the pot off and, using a strainer, strain the water and pour it into a glass jug or any glass container.
- Chill it for a bit before putting in the fridge or adding ice cubes. Discard the beans or use it once or twice more. Don’t overuse the beans.
Effects of green coffee bean extract
The studies regarding green coffee beans are in their early stages. Though there have been some positive effects of green beans reported, not many adverse effects are known. Some effects are as follows:
- Help in weight loss
- Blood pressure appears to be lowered
- Anxiety might worsen
- Caffeine can cause nervousness, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, increased heart and breathing rates, and other side effects.
Green coffee appears to reduce weight in people who have tried it. However, it is still in the initial stage of studies, and further research is needed to know the long-term effects.