You might be hearing a lot about green coffee lately on TV and internet as researchers have brought forward several health benefits after conducting several studies. Green Colored Beans are nothing but the coffee beans that are being used for centuries to prepare a refreshing drink. The brown colored coffee beans that are easily available in stores in your neighborhood are the roasted beans while green coffee beans are the unroasted beans that retain their original color and properties.
What is the difference between Green Coffee and Normal Coffee?
The green coffee extract is extracted from green coffee beans which are not roasted whereas, the regular coffee is a brewed drink prepared from roasted regular coffee beans, which are the seeds of berries from the Coffea plant.
Most people take regular coffee because it contains caffeine which helps them to concentration, improves physical strength and endurance during a workout.
What contains a good amount of caffeine: Green Coffee or Regular Coffee?
Regular coffee is the best source of caffeine when compared to green coffee, whereas green coffee is a better source of chlorogenic acid than regular coffee.
Caffeine is considered a powerful stimulant as it is used to improve physical strength and endurance. It is classified as a nootropic; a term used for a supplement which helps in improving cognitive functions, particularly executive functions, memory, creativity, or motivation, in healthy individuals and is a CNS (Central Nervous System) stimulator.
Chlorogenic acid is found in most of the plants. It shares cognition aspect similar to bioflavonoids. Bioflavonoids are a class of nutrients informally known as “vitamin P,” having a similar structure and some similar effects as that of caffeine.
So, basically, you take regular coffee for concentration, strength, and endurance and if you want to have chlorogenic acid, you go for green coffee.
Green is the New Black
Green coffee extract (GCE) is extracted from unroasted green coffee beans. Its main active ingredients are compounds known as chlorogenic acids, which are thought to be responsible for its weight-loss effects. Chlorogenic acid may be able to promote fat loss by increasing the activity of PPARalpha—a gene involved in fatty acid transport and oxidation—and reducing the creation of new fat cells through its antioxidant effects. You can lose almost 12 pounds over a 12-week period, when GCE is combined with diet and exercise.
There are no additional proven benefits of having green coffee bean extract over regular coffee, except for the chlorogenic acid present in it, which we can get from other plant sources as well. Also, it has a negligible effect on weight loss in an average individual.
So, the takeaway would be that you cannot adopt anything that is ‘green’ into our diet and hope for miracles. Open your eyes to the relative merits and do not go by hearsay. And when it comes to fitness, the bottom line is always this: A structured diet and workout is always the best answer for fat loss.