Green Coffee extract is the latest buzz word in fighting the battle of the bulge. It has received a lot of exposure through the Dr. Oz Show purporting its benefits for weight loss. The big question – Is it just another one of those fad weight loss supplements jacked up with a lot of hype? Or does Dr. Oz have shares in the ingredient or receive any kind of remuneration from any third party? Who knows these days? The all mighty dollar seems to drive everything, especially in the media.
One thing’s for sure the influence through television media is very strong and has the power to sway hundreds of thousands of people looking for that so called “magic bullet” to help them drop unwanted fat stores. Obviously where there’s fat, there’s money but more importantly does Green Coffee Extract help? According to current research it does. The most recent study showing green coffee bean extract neutralizes a key enzyme that
facilitates after-meal glucose surges. When tested on humans in a placebo-controlled study, this natural extract produced an extraordinary 24% drop in after-meal blood sugar in just 30 minutes!
Good news for Coffee Lovers!
Increased coffee consumption results in a substantially reduced risk of diabetes. The prestigious journal “The Lancet” published a 2002 population study that included over 17,000 people. The researchers found a 50% lower risk of diabetes among those who consumed 7 cups of coffee a day compared to those who drank only 2 cups a day.
So why not just drink more coffee?
Coffee “beans” are the seeds contained inside the plant’s fruit, the coffee berry. They possess a significantly higher proportion of beneficial phenolic acids (50%) than the berry (about 35%). An analysis of the proprietary green coffee bean extract used in clinical studies revealed that just 350 mg supplies the same amount of chlorogenic acid found in 14 cups of dark roast coffee. The problem with dark roasted coffees is that the roasting process removes too many beneficial polyphenols such as chlorogenic acid.
Green coffee bean extract also supplies the antioxidant compound ferulic acid, shown to exert a therapeutic anti-glucose effect in tandem with chlorogenic acid. After analyzing the blood of subjects given this green coffee bean extract, one 2008 study published in the Journal of Nutrition confirmed the presence in their blood samples of the same major phenolic compounds including chlorogenic acid provided by drinking roasted, brewed coffee. The researchers added that the compounds in green coffee bean extract were highly absorbable and readily metabolized in humans.
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