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Weight Loss by Using Green Coffee Beans

Updated on October 29, 2014
No not your regular roasted coffee bean, this is unroasted green coffee bean extract!
No not your regular roasted coffee bean, this is unroasted green coffee bean extract! | Source

Green Coffee Bean Extract to Lose Weight

So let's spill the beans on ground green coffee beans, unroasted and in supplement form.

Although the research is in its infancy, the results certainly warrant further investigation. This particular study, done by a Professor of Chemistry from Scranton University, did have its limitations, as only 16 subjects were used over a short period.

  • It seems as though green coffee bean extract could be a steady weight loss method that delivers on its promise!
  • Overall body weight, of the test subjects, declined by an average of 10.5%, and body fat dropped by 16%, and they remained on their normal diets.
  • Obviously, if you ate a wholesome diet, and took up moderate physical exercise you will increase its efficacy and the rate at which you lose weight.

Weight loss is due to the unroasted green coffee beans' chlorogenic acid, which is a natural plant compound with antioxidant and antimicrobial properties.

It won't leave with the jitters either, as it only contains 20mg of caffeine, compared to a cup of good coffee which contains 200mg.

Lindsey has 28 years of clinical and nutritional experience, and normally advocates that a well balanced, whole food healthy diet and exercise is the only way to lose weight.

For the first time both Lindsay Duncan and Dr. Oz are saying that this dietary supplement helps to increase the number of pounds lost, without a change in regular routine.

Green coffee bean extract is made from the green beans of two coffee plants, Arabica and Robusta, the Arabica plant being of the higher quality.

There is a rare coffee species called Coffea Canephora, grown in Madagascar, which has the highest concentrations of chlorogenic acids.

The green coffee bean contains a high concentration of Chlorogenic acid, that seems to prevent glucose absorption, which in turn, helps reduce weight.

As this photochemical is known to slow the process of releasing glucose into your bloodstream, it will reduce the sugar levels in your blood, forcing your body to turn to the fat stores to burn for energy.

Possibly this could have a positive effect on diabetes as well, as the much talked about, loss of body fat and weight.

Chlorogenic acid is known to aid the liver in processing fat.


Nobody, during the study, reported any side effects. As the capsules have an extremely bitter taste, they are best taken with lots of water before a meal.

Although Green Coffee Beans extract has a much higher concentration, there are foods that contain Chlorogenic Acid, although it is a minuscule amount which is contained primarily in the skin of the following foods:

Foods that Contain Chlorogenic Acid

Higher Content
Lower Content
Sunflower Seeds
Chinese Parsley

Dieting - Successfully

Do try to work out why you over-eat.

If it is for emotional reasons, such as making up for the loss of someone or something precious to you, depression, unhappiness or boredom, then you need to work on improving your emotional strength first. Try a self-help group, counselling or psychotherapy to assist you in working through your problems.

If you need support, consider joining a slimming club, or at the very least, get together with five or six like minded people in your community.

Eat a well-rounded wholesome diet, and don't even bother trying silly stuff such as milkshakes. Most of the weight you lose on a fad diet is probably lean tissue and fluid, not fat, so if you re-gain those pounds, it will be fat, thereby making weight loss more difficult.


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      Shelley Watson 5 years ago

      I agree, I walk everyday early in the morning (weather permitting). Thought the idea was very interesting. Thanks for stopping!

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      Devika Primić 5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      I have heard of the Green Coffee Bean Extract for losing weight but I prefer losing weight the natural way, walking thanks for enlightening me on such information.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Interesting information my friend! Nice job!