Green coffee is made from coffee beans that haven’t been roasted and are completely raw, and it tastes quite different from regular roasted coffee as it has a milder, more ‘herbal’ flavour.
As green coffee is made from unroasted beans, it retains the beneficial compound and may therefore provide antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects.
Green coffee benefits !
Studies conducted on mice being fed coffee bean extract found that it significantly reduced total body weight and fat accumulation.
Reduces the risk of chronic diseases-
Chlorogenic acids present in green coffee beans might be able to reduce the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. An eight week study was conducted on fifty people with metabolic syndrome (people with risk factors like high blood pressure and blood sugar that increase the risk of diabetes and heart disease). They were given 400 mg of decaffeinated green coffee bean twice everyday, which was found to improve fasting blood sugar and blood pressure and reduce waist size.
Is there any side effect?
Green coffee does not affect you any differently than regular coffee does. Caffeine is the culprit that is responsible for most problems that stem from drinking coffee, and both, roasted and unroasted coffee beans contain the same amount of caffeine. Therefore you are equally susceptible to problems like restlessness, anxiety, sleeplessness, stomach problems, and increased heart.
While green coffee has been marketed as a ‘natural’ weight loss supplement, there is not enough conclusive evidence to prove if and how this works. Even though it has been shown to reduce risk factors for chronic conditions, more research is required. Therefore there is no concrete evidence to prove that green coffee is actually healthy, but don’t shy away from a cup or two of the beverage if you’re a coffee lover.