Green Coffee Beans: The Magic Bean for Weight Loss?
Summer is almost here, which means bathing suit season is just around the corner. I am sure some of us have been trying to eat better and workout more to fit into that teeny tiny bikini (I know I have!), but maybe the pounds are not coming off as fast as you would like them to. Well get excited because recent studies have found that green or unroasted coffee beans can produce a substantial decrease in body weight in a relatively short period of time.
The most recent study on these magical green coffee beans is published in the Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity journal and was presented at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The study followed a group of 16 adults in their 20s who took the green coffee bean supplements for 22 weeks. Over the course of the study, the subjects lost an average of 17 pounds each! This ended up being 10.5% of their overall body weight and 16% of their overall body fat! Now that is amazing!
The subjects alternated between a low dose (700 mg) and a higher dose (1,050 mg) of the supplement. It was known as a “cross-over” study since the subjects would cycle through the two doses and the placebo, each for six weeks. The subjects were all monitored for their overall diet and exercise over the study period. Joe Vinson, the chemist at the University of Scranton who conducted this study, stated, “Their calories, carbohydrates, fats and protein intake did not change during the study, nor did their exercise regimen change.”
From this study, it appears that you do not even have to do anything different while taking this food supplement. You do not need to exercise and you do not need to diet; you just lose pounds fast. Now that is something I want to start taking right away!
I bet many of you are wondering if green coffee bean supplement is safe or not, and the answer is yes it is safe. Dr. Oz and Lindsey Duncan, a certified nutritionist, both do not recommend “weight-loss” supplements, but this magic bean has them both amazed and they both recommend taking it because of how safe it is and the results that come from it.
Another great thing about the green bean supplement is that it does not have any side effects. Unlike other weight loss pills that have been pulled off the market by the FDA over health concerns or cause side effects like gastrointestinal problems, green coffee has no related problems. Even Vinson, the chemist at the University of Scranton who conducted the one study, confessed that he started taking the green bean supplement.
Now you may be wondering if you can get the same effects from the coffee beverage, but the truth is you cannot. From previous studies and his most recent study on the magic bean, Vinson believes that the weight loss is due to a substance called chlorogenic acid. This substance is only present in green coffee beans and is broken down during the roasting process. Before the green coffee beans are roasted, they contain over 50% of chlorogenic acid, which is what gives the raw beans their extremely bitter taste.
Duncan says that chlorogenic acid “works by inhibiting the release of glucose in the body, while at the same time boosting the metabolism or the ‘burning’ of fat in the liver.” The two mechanisms work together to inhibit the absorption of fat and eliminate weight gain. It may also reduce insulin levels, which would improve metabolic function.
Vinson also stated, “Based on our results, taking multiple capsules of green coffee extract a day – while eating a low fat, healthful diet and exercising regularly – appears to be a safe, effective, inexpensive way to lose weight.”
The study also showed that the more extract that the subjects consumed, the more weight and fat that they lost. Now that does not mean to go out and take a bottle of green coffee bean supplements a day because too much of something is also bad for you. Additionally, more studies need to be conducted to conclude these results. Vinson is already planning a larger study involving 60 individuals, which will hopefully have the same results.
Duncan and Dr. Oz suggest taking 400 mg of pure green coffee bean supplements and to take two capsules 30 minutes before meals. For the best results, it is suggested to take two or three times per day with a full glass of water. It is important for the supplement to be pure and contain absolutely no filters or binders.
Reach your goals and get bathing suit ready with green coffee bean supplements!