Green coffee can be introduced as one of the foods with extraordinary properties, which many of us know as raw coffee. After water, coffee is considered the second most popular drink in the world, and day by day, according to the research, more results and benefits are revealed, and perhaps helping to lose weight is one of the most important results.
In this article, after a general introduction about green coffee, we are trying to examine its properties and benefits for health, as well as its possible side effects for the body. And at the end, we will teach you how to prepare it and the best way to use it.
What is green coffee?
Green coffee beans are simply regular coffee beans that have not yet been roasted and are completely raw. The idea we have of coffee; It is a fragrant brown powder, which is actually ground brown seeds that have been roasted.
To put it simply, the coffee beans are not brown at all, and the raw beans are green in color, which is called green coffee. Now these green seeds can be made into powder in coffee grinders so that it can be easily brewed and used.
It is interesting to know that coffee has a hot and dry nature when it is raw, but when it is roasted and roasted, it becomes cold and dry due to structural reactions in it, and this causes May those who enjoy eating coffee not be able to communicate well with green coffee.
From the point of view of taste, we know coffee as an aromatic drink with a bitter aftertaste, while green coffee fog is completely different. A gas-like taste similar to herbal teas is one of the most important characteristics of this coffee.
Green coffee extract is also very popular as a dietary supplement. The extract and powder of this coffee are widely used for slimming diets, which we will examine further.
Health benefits of green coffee
Green coffee not only has all the properties of regular coffee that we serve, but because it has not been heated, many of its nutrients are more than roasted. This coffee has a lot of chlorogenic acids, compounds with strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects, and brings many benefits to your health.
3 of the main properties and benefits of this coffee are helping to lose weight, controlling diabetes and blood pressure. Cleansing the fatty liver and helping the health of the skin and hair are also other things that you can refer to this coffee for.
Properties of green coffee for weight loss
Perhaps the main reason why many of you are reading this article is whether green coffee is effective for weight loss or is the talk about it just an advertising slogan?
Studies show that green coffee itself reduces the absorption of cholesterol and glucose in the body. On the other hand, the presence of caffeine in this coffee also makes you have more energy for daily activities and exercise and more fat burning occurs in your body. Also, the chlorogenic acid of this coffee also controls your body fat. All these reasons show the positive effects of this coffee for weight loss.
But let’s remember that all these things are only helping you to lose weight and if you are looking to lose weight just by eating this coffee, it is completely wrong. The right diet and exercise are the two main principles of the effectiveness of this coffee for your slimming and weight loss.
How to use and brew green coffee to lose weight
You can use green coffee for weight loss in two ways, the first method is to grind 10 grams of it and brew it in 100 ml of water (like tea) and drink it after straining.
To conclude, it is better to repeat 3 to 4 cups of this coffee during the day. Drink one cup after breakfast, one cup after lunch and the third cup near evening.
The second method is to use green coffee extract. Green coffee extract is sold in pill form and you can get it from pharmacies or online from reputable stores. The usual dose for daily consumption is something between 60 and 185 mg.
Remember that this method of brewing coffee is not tasty at all and you should not expect to face a pleasant drink, but you should repeat it continuously and every day and be sure to have 60 to 90 minutes of physical activity every day.
Other properties of green coffee
Green coffee is rich in antioxidants that prevent damage to our skin cells.
It also releases too much glucose into our bloodstream. Due to the lack of glucose in the liver, our body starts burning stored fat to reach the initial level of glucose. Thus, it boosts your metabolism and helps burn excess fat.
By cleaning our liver from toxins and bad cholesterol, it acts as a natural detoxifier, which can be very useful for those with fatty liver.
Green coffee beans are rich in compounds such as gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), epigallocatechin gallate, and theophylline, which help delay the signs of aging such as wrinkles and make our skin last and fresh.
Risks and possible side effects
Green coffee is largely safe, but like any other food, it may cause side effects if not consumed properly.
Effects of excess caffeine: Much like roasted coffee, green beans naturally contain caffeine. Although normal caffeine consumption is safe for most healthy people, too much of it can lead to negative symptoms such as anxiety, sleep disturbance, and increased blood pressure.
May affect bone health: A two-month animal study found that rats given green coffee extract daily had a significant decrease in calcium in their bone tissue.
Elevated heart rate: Excessive caffeine consumption can cause heart problems in those with pre-existing conditions. If this happens, be sure to discuss it with your doctor.
A very important point that you need to pay attention to is that some people think that green coffee is a natural substance, so its high consumption does not cause any problems for them; Remember that there are many natural substances that are fatal if consumed! On your part; If you consume too much water, which is the healthiest food, you will get sick. So pay attention to a standard amount (maximum 10 grams per day).
Step by step method to prepare green coffee
Ingredients (for a meal for two):
- 20 grams of green coffee beans
- 300 ml of boiling water
- If preferred: sugar, honey or cinnamon
Method: Use coffee powder.
- To prepare light coffee beans, grind them in a grinder and maintain the intensity as desired. Use a heavy duty grinder as coffee beans are hard without coffee water.
- Place the powder in 2 separate cups and slowly pour hot water (approximately 90°C) into the cups.
- Leave the mixture for 10 minutes and then strain it to get a warm and delicious drink.
- If desired, you can add sugar or honey.
Method: using whole and raw green coffee beans:
- This method is more time consuming. Soak the seeds overnight in a bowl of water.
- The next day, boil them with the same water on high flame. After the first boil, leave it on low flame for at least 15 minutes.
- Keep the mixture to cool completely and then strain the flavored water into a cup and enjoy. Green coffee made with this method has a much stronger taste. If you find that it is too strong, you can dilute it a little by adding boiling water.
Important fact about green coffee slimming
One thing that we need to honestly tell you as a specialized coffee reference is that no detailed and specialized research on the properties of green coffee for slimming and weight loss has been recorded in scientific references yet, but a lot of research on The properties of chlorogenic acid and its effect on weight loss have been recorded, and because green coffee is one of the main sources for this food, its results on weight loss have been proven.
If you trust us, we must say that we have tried this type of green coffee consumption experimentally and we have seen the results for our weight loss. But one point that needs to be mentioned is that:
Many coffee companies in the country call their green coffee as a weight loss supplement with strange names, which we must say is a publicity issue and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has completely rejected this issue. So please don’t help these companies and their profiteering by paying high fees.
Please pay attention to the type and quality of coffee when buying
Before you brew your first cup of green coffee, there are a few things to keep in mind. It is better to use quality coffee beans.