The coffee is dark in color for everyone (or almost). Very recently, green coffee has been available in stores and there is talk about it in publications. Studies on this grain are very recent, but what is already known is that it is a very powerful food.
What is the difference between "common" and green coffee? Basically the type of treatment they receive. The first is roasted and the second is left as it is, that is, as it is extracted from the plant. But it is the same grain, although green is more natural and its nutrients are intact. The aroma is less intense and the taste a bit more bitter, but it is worth trying.
Green coffee: powerful antioxidant
The main components of coffee beans are caffeine and chlorogenic acid. When they go through the roasting process, the action of the former increases and that of the latter is reduced. However, when left natural, the nutrient that is most present is the last.
Studies have proven that chlorogenic acid is a powerful antioxidant that brings many benefits to our health. It is recommended for diabetics, hypertensive and cardiac patients. It also helps to lose weight.
In addition, it reduces the action of free radicals that damage cells. And not only that, since it also strengthens the cells and avoids the effects of stress and nerves. In turn, it neutralizes the body's carcinogenic compounds and prevents them from mutating in the DNA.
This excellent tonic, which regenerates and eliminates toxins, can also help us to:
Blood sugar metabolism is unbalanced when we suffer from diabetes. Green coffee has the ability to regulate blood glucose levels, therefore it is recommended in patients with this disease (especially type II).
Treat arthritis and rheumatism
The two most common ailments in the elderly may become incapacitating to perform daily tasks. To mitigate the symptoms (inflammation, redness and pain, especially) green coffee is a great help. This is due to its anti-inflammatory effects.
The consumption of an infusion made with green coffee beans or the intake of the extract (bought in naturist houses) serves to increase brain activity. As a consequence, concentration and attention increase, as well as memory. It is advised for times of hard work, study or obligations.
Reduce blood pressure
Again we have to talk about chlorogenic acid, which is responsible for offering this benefit in people who drink green coffee. The recommended dose to regulate high blood pressure is half a cup a day. It can also be consumed by those who have hypotension.
Other benefits of green coffee
In addition to the above, this rich infusion serves to:
- Prevent the formation of gallstones and kidney stones
- Increase energy and reduce chronic fatigue
- Help quit addiction to tobacco and alcohol
- Detoxify the body of environmental pollutants
- Stimulate physical activity
- Help digestion
- Combat migraine
Green coffee to lose weight
Research in the United States indicates that green coffee has the ability to dissolve fats that accumulate in the body and, therefore, help us lose weight. It is used in people with obesity so they can reach their ideal weight. It is estimated that about 10% of fat is reduced by drinking this infusion.
It is worth clarifying the green coffee alone does not work miracles and that we must accompany it with a balanced diet and physical exercise several times a week.
How does green coffee work so that we lose weight?
The properties of unroasted grains are:
It promotes thermogenesis
With increasing body temperature (as occurs, for example, with ginger) metabolic processes of calorie burning accelerate.
Transform fat reserves
Green coffee helps the fats that we accumulate in different parts of the body become heat energy. What does this mean? That you will have more strength to train, exercise or do your daily activities ... While losing weight!
Increase the lipolytic process
The ability to metabolize fats deposited in soft adipose tissue increases by drinking green coffee. Therefore, our figure will look more slender in less time.
While it is not a specific problem for obese women (thin women may also have orange peel), green coffee helps reduce the picture. This is achieved due to the draining and lipolytic actions of unroasted grain.
Drinking a cup of green coffee gives us a feeling of fullness for longer. Therefore, it is recommended to consume it when we have a lot of appetite or are about to binge because of anxiety or boredom. It is also good an hour before lunch or dinner to eat less.
The procedure is simple: the infusion increases the intestinal secretion of a neuropeptide responsible for sending signals to the brain when the stomach is full.