Care for Green Coffee Anyone?
I grew up thinking that there is only one coffee, and that's the black type. Coffee bars such as Starbucks and Seattle's Best Coffee Company gave our modern and fast-paced world a completely new perspective when it comes to this drink. Unfortunately, these same companies also found new ways to lace their own concoctions with too much sugar. Too much sweeteners are mixed in one venti-sized Frappuccino: the amount of which is enough to supply you with glucose and starch for three full days.
Remember the saying the greener the better? Well, this rings true for leafy veggies but the same thing is also applicable to coffee beans. Green coffee beans are the unroasted type of coffee beans. The roasted type produces the black coffee that we are all familiar with. On the other hand, green coffee bean extract produces a light greenish drink that is doesn't have the string bitter taste that its roasted counterpart possesses. In fact, the green coffee extract tastes leafy with a hint of sweetness. Pretty much like the tea produced by the leaves of a fully ripened mandarin orange.
Green coffee extract has been known to have many health benefits: from diminishing diabetic symptoms to alleviating stress and anxiety due to its relaxing aroma, green coffee bean extract is definitely the lesser known yet more positively charged coffee.
Like green tea, green coffee bean extract has been found to be very abundant with vitamin C, A and anti-oxidants. Anti-oxidants combat free radicals in the human body. This benefit leads to a stronger immune system and a more stable absorption of nutrients.
A test has been done on two individuals in Germany: one drinks brewed black coffee every day and the other drinks green coffee extract every day. In this six-month long study, the persons who drinks green coffee bean extract daily as a normal heart rate, lower blood cholesterol and better blood circulation.
Green coffee bean extract has also been lauded for its fat burning capabilities. Like the commercially available green tea drink in tea bag form, the green coffee bean extract also contains cholinergic acids and polyphenols, which helps the body, transform excess calories into energy. Some avid green coffee drinkers claim that this drink helped them suppress their appetite. Green coffee extract also contains caffeine in small doses. Small dose caffeine plus polyphenols indeed suppresses appetite. It is recommended to consume two cups of green coffee extract daily in order to attain it maximum health benefits.
Due to the rave brought about by this drink, many health stores and commercial coffee establishments had included green coffee extract in their beverage list. However, don't go for the fancied green coffee drink with caramel and whipped cream on top. It defeats the purpose of you consuming a health drink. Always ensure that you drink your cup of green tea in its simplest and purest form: just a little sugar or no sugar at all, and a hint of lime. Weight loss won't be possible without exercise and a balanced diet, so be sure that you include sweating up and eating right on top of your daily consumption of green coffee bean extract.