Coffee is among the most popular beverages in the world. People across the globe love the aroma and the flavor of the coffee and cannot think about starting their day without a cuppa. It is said that drinking coffee is good for your health but when you drink too much of it, you may experience several side effects including insomnia and muscle tremor.
However, if you love the taste of the coffee and cannot quit it, you can drink green coffee, which contains less amount of caffeine. According to a new study, green coffee has several health benefits. It contains more antioxidants than green tea and aids weight loss. However, is drinking green coffee safe?
What is Green Coffee?
"Green coffee" beans are coffee seeds (beans) of Coffea fruits that have not yet been roasted. The roasting process of coffee beans reduces amounts of the chemical chlorogenic acid. Therefore, green coffee beans have a higher level of chlorogenic acid compared to regular, roasted coffee beans. Chlorogenic acid in green coffee is thought to have health benefits.
How does it Work?
Green coffee beans are coffee beans that have not yet been roasted. These coffee beans contain a higher amount of the chemical chlorogenic acid. This chemical is thought to have health benefits. For high blood pressure, it might affect blood vessels so that blood pressure is reduced.
For weight loss, chlorogenic acid in green coffee is thought to affect how the body handles blood sugar and metabolism.
What Research Say?
According to research, the unroasted, raw coffee contains chlorogenic acid, which is believed to aid weight loss. Chlorogenic acid improves the body’s ability to burn fat. It also affects the metabolism of sugar and lowers fat absorption by the body. It is said that if you drink green coffee you do not have to do exercise or follow some diet to lose weight. Another health benefit of drinking green coffee is that it detoxifies liver and blood, thanks to the presence of antioxidants. These antioxidants remove free radicals and protect the body. The anti-inflammatory properties of the green coffee help detoxification of liver and blood. It is also said that the chlorogenic acid present in the green coffee controls the blood sugar levels by slowing down the release of glucose in the blood. Thus lowering risk of heart disease.
Although, there are several health benefits of drinking coffee. It contains less caffeine as compared to the regular coffee but it is advisable to avoid over-consumption. The side effects of drinking too much green coffee may include restlessness, insomnia, anxiety, irregular heartbeat, nausea, stomach upset, nervousness, fatigue, headaches, increased breathing rate, agitation, and diarrhea. It is also advisable to avoid drinking green coffee extract if you are breastfeeding or pregnant. Information about the effect of the green coffee extract on pregnant or breastfeeding women is not sufficient. More research is required to understand the effect green coffee.