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Use Green Coffee for Weight Loss

Updated on April 27, 2015
Green coffee bean extract is a popular weight loss supplement.
Green coffee bean extract is a popular weight loss supplement. | Source

Green Coffee Bean Extract

Green coffee bean extract is the latest craze in the weight loss arena.It was first recommended as a means to support healthy weight loss on the Dr. Oz Show by expert nutritionist Dr. Lindsay Duncan. Since then these products have been selling like hot cakes and many people have reported losing weight with this supplement.

However, the question is does the green coffee bean extract really promote weight loss? If yes, then how? Let's look at the answer to this question right here and also take a look at some green coffee bean products that you may want to buy and try it out by yourself.

Why has green coffee bean suddenly become popular as a weight loss supplement?

It has been believed that caffeine present in your regular beverages, including coffee, tea and colas promotes weight loss by suppressing appetite, burning calories, and promoting weight loss. However, there aren't many studies that confirm that your regular cup of coffee can indeed promote weight loss.

Of course, if you drink ten cups of coffee you may not feel that hungry. So, it does act as an appetite suppressant. However, it may also end up harming your health.

A new research study seems to suggest that ground unroasted green coffee beans may promote weight loss and it may not be due to the presence of caffeine. The study was conducted on a small group of people (16 overweight men and women in the age range of 22 to 46 years) for a period of 22 weeks.

The men and women went through three phases during the study. While in two of the phases, they received two different doses of the ground coffee bean supplement, there was a third phase in which they were administered a placebo. There was also a period in which they did not take anything.

Besides the above supplement, the men and women were not on any specific diet and their calorie intake averaged around 2400 calories a day. The researchers found that the participants actually lost an average of 17 pounds during the course of the study. There was also a decline in their body fat. Men and women lost more weight while on the higher dose as compared to when they were on the lower dose. They also lost more weight while taking the green coffee supplement than while on placebo.

How does green coffee bean lead to weight loss?

The researchers seem to be quite sure that it is not the caffeine that leads to weight loss since green coffee beans contain only around 20 mg of it per serving. This means that there is something else in the green coffee bean that helps you lose weight. The researchers believe that it may be the chlorogenic acid.

Chlorogenic acid is a compound present in unroasted green coffee beans. The compound may work by reducing the absorption or release of the glucose in the body. It may also boost metabolism, thus, promoting the burning of fat.

The interesting fact is that when you roast the coffee beans, the chlorogenic acid breaks down. So, you don't get any of it in your morning cup of coffee. Green coffee beans are quite bitter in taste and this is why you should consider taking it in the form of capsules with a glass of water. Dr. Duncan recommends taking two 400 mg capsules a day 30 minutes before meals two or three times a day.

How to buy green coffee bean weight loss supplements?

These coffee bean supplements can easily be bought online. Keep in mind that the coffee bean extract you buy should be pure and should contain no binders and no fillers. Here are some of the brands of green coffee bean extract. Take a look at these and the buy the one that particularly interests you.

You can buy these on Amazon. Take a look at some of the products available on Amazon listed throughout this page.

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Don't forget to watch your diet and exercise!

Keep in mind that you cannot lose weight without the right diet and proper exercise. So, make sure to combine your coffee weight loss plan with a healthy low-fat diet and exercise. The green coffee bean extract is believed to lower blood pressure as well. So, if you have hypertension, the green coffee beans may actually provide you with another benefit besides weight loss.

© 2012 Roohi Khan


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      Skip 3 years ago

      That takes us up to the next level. Great pongist.

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      Roohi Khan 5 years ago from India

      Thanks for your feedback, Katie!

      There is definitely no surefire way of losing weight. It may work for some and it may not just work for others.

      Research does seem to suggest that there is something in the green coffee beans to help cut down on the extra pounds. But then, more studies are needed to see how exactly it does work and what kinds of people does it work on.

      Sorry to hear that it did not work for you. It may need a little more time to actually show some results. In my opinion, at least a month or two is needed to give anything a fair chance.

      Again, some products just work wonderfully for some and then for others it just doesn't work. So, this will vary from one person to the other.

      Simply said, you need to try it out to see whether it works on you or not. Just because it works for someone does not mean that it will work for you.

      And the same way, if it doesn't work for someone, it doesn't mean that it will not work for others.

      Thanks again for your feedback!

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      Katie 5 years ago

      Thank you for your article. I'm a bit peeved at the Dr.Oz show as they promote products, companies sell out everywhere and lots of money is made. I guess I was lucky and got the coffee beans within a few days from my local health food store. The problem is, I've been taking these for 2 weeks now and not one pound lost. I don't have tons of weight to lose, but I really thought I'd see a few pounds drop. I've had no diet changes and maintained my normal activity/exercise schedule. I just wish others who aren't seeing results would get the word out so consumers get the real picture.

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      Roohi Khan 5 years ago from India

      Thanks, Marlene for stopping by and leaving your opinion. It is really appreciated!

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from USA

      I must have missed that episode of Dr. Oz. I watch his show almost every day. But, I'm not glued to the tube, so one got away. Oh well, I'm glad you have provided this very interesting hub about green coffee. I have never heard of it until now. It sounds like it really works, along with a balanced diet and exercise, of course, as you mentioned.