There are many ways obese sufferers can overcome the problem of being overweight. Apart from medical treatment, therapy and consumption of herbal medicines are also often chosen, including the use of green coffee which is claimed to be able to lose weight quickly.
Green coffee beans do not mean green beans, but unroasted coffee beans. Green coffee beans have high levels of chlorogenic acid (CGA) and are claimed to have a number of health benefits. One of them is losing weight.
A number of animal studies have shown that CGA can have an antidiabetic effect related to the effect of improving insulin resistance, an antiobesity effect shown by a decrease in the subject’s abdominal circumference, and an antilipidemic effect indicated by a decrease in blood lipid levels.
In addition, research by giving CGA to animals has also shown a reduced risk of a number of diseases associated with being overweight, such as cardiovascular disease (heart and blood vessels), liver disease, and cancer.
In studies conducted on humans, administration of green coffee extract had an improved effect on people with high systolic blood pressure, insulin resistance, and obesity in the stomach.
In addition, giving green coffee extract can also reduce appetite. Even so, the results of the above research still need to be tested further to prove the benefits of green coffee for diet and body health, including effectiveness, optimal dosage, and the level of safety.
In the manufacturing process, green coffee does not go through a roasting process which can damage the chemical substances that are beneficial to the body. This is what makes the CGA content in green coffee more than regular coffee. According to research, about 45–54% of the CGA content of coffee breaks down if roasted at 230 ° C for 12 minutes.
In addition, more than 99% of the CGA content of coffee is lost if it is roasted at high temperature, for example at City Roast at 250 ° C in 17 minutes or on French Roast at 250 ° C in 21 minutes.
The brewing process also affects the CGA content. The same study revealed that unfiltered coffee had more CGA content than filtered coffee. In addition, it was also found that the number of CGA chemical bonds in espresso coffee was higher than that of filtered coffee.
Green Coffee Side Effects
Although it has a number of health benefits and weight loss, green coffee is also at risk of causing side effects.
Like coffee in general, green coffee contains caffeine which can cause insomnia, nervousness and restlessness, stomach pain, nausea, vomiting, and an increase in heart rate and respiratory rate.
To be safe, you should consult your doctor first if you want to consume green coffee as a supplement to your weight loss program. In addition to avoiding the risk of side effects, consulting with your doctor can make your weight loss program more effective.
21st September 19:44