I had absolutely no idea what green coffee is until I came across an article which highlighted its use to prevent diabetes. Being a green tea junkie I was more than interested to find out the benefits offered by green coffee or it’s extract. I went through various articles on the web and here is what I found out.
The coffee seeds (referred as beans) are unroasted mature or immature in nature. On roasting they turn brown in color, the form which we usually see in the market or in the coffee shops.
This unroasted green coffee though has some benefits but it cannot be had in its natural form and hence the extracts are removed from the seeds and are filled in a capsule to make it more compatible for us to consume.
The extracts from the coffee beans helps to lower the glucose levels and also helps in losing weight.
A natural therapy like this for controlling blood sugar levels can come as a big boon for people who are suffering from diabetes.
I was also amazed to read about the benefits it has when it comes to weight loss and controlling of blood sugar levels.
In our body when glucose is absorbed into the blood stream, insulin is released so that it can move glucose out of the blood and then our body stores in the form of fat for body’s energy requirements.
The green coffee extract contains chlorogenic acid, which is a powerful anti-oxidant. This chlorogenic acid helps by slowing down the absorption of glucose in the blood stream and hence the insulin release is also slowed down.
Thus, by keeping the blood sugar levels in control, the fat production in the body can be slowed down. When there in no glucose available in the blood stream for energy production, our body uses the already stored fat for producing energy, which will help you lose excess fat.
The chlorogenic acid is also thought to have an effect to lower down blood pressure and an early research also claims that it may also be useful in fighting Alzheimer’s disease and have anti-ageing properties.
The green coffee extracts seems to have some promising results as a natural therapy for preventing diabetes and wight loss. Since it’s in early stage of research we would like to hear about it from diabetic patients who have used this therapy. So please do share your experiences in the comments form below.