The scoop on green coffee beans and losing weight
Posted on January 10, 2013 by admin
You know being the first of the year many millions of people have set the goal of getting in shape or losing weight. How long does it last? About three weeks:)
We want to talk about something alittle different then as every site to do with fitness is talking about this.
Something you probably have been hearing more of recently is green coffee beans to lose weight. Is it good, does it work, what are green coffee beans and why have I not heard of them before you may be asking?
First, A recent study found that overweight individuals lost a significant percentage of their body weight in a short amount of time when they consumed green coffee bean supplements on a daily basis.
So what compound in green coffee beans makes them such fat incinerators? Researchers explained that they don’t believe it’s the caffeine. The scientists suggest that the beneficial effects of green coffee beans can be attributed to their chlorogenic acid. However, chlorogenic acid isn’t present in roasted coffee beans because it’s broken down during the roasting process. The study’s lead researcher also points out that there were no negative side effects observed from taking the green coffee bean extract capsules.
With all the media surrounding these you are seeing more green coffee bean products that may be very expensive. Around 20 dollars for 30 days, which means there are many other ways to lose weight for less and probably safer.
Does it really work? Honestly, the evidence is pretty scant. One 2012 study made a big splash when it found that subjects who consumed 1,050-mg and 700-mg doses lost about 16 pounds in six weeks compared to a placebo group. However, the study was criticized because it involved such a small number of subjects—only 16—and it was funded by a green coffee bean extract manufacturer. An independent analysis of three randomized clinical trials that included a total of 142 participants concluded that the effect of green coffee extract is only moderate at best, and the studies were poorly monitored.
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