Whether you’re an everyday coffee lover or an occasional drinker, you may want to switch up your regular coffee for a different kind. Although there have been some studies that revealed the benefits of coffee, there is a different kind of coffee that can offer many more health benefits.
Green coffee a healthier alternative to regular coffee
Green coffee is produced from coffee beans that have not been roasted. All coffee beans contain chlorogenic acids, which have been found to offer health benefits. However, the levels of chlorogenic acids are reduced during the roasting process, making green coffee a healthier option.
Chlorogenic acid has also been linked with weight loss, which is why many experience greater weight loss when drinking green coffee as opposed to roasted coffee.
Aside from the chlorogenic acid content, other benefits that green coffee provides include providing your body with antioxidants. Antioxidants help fight off free radical damage, which can promote aging and lead to the deterioration of bodily functions.
Green coffee may boost your metabolism, burn extra fat, reduce blood sugar levels in the body to help treat diabetes, reduce levels of bad cholesterol, and above all, promote energy.
What’s important to note is that side effects of green coffee do exist, but they are the same side effects of regular coffee and include upset stomach, increased heart rate, frequent urination, sleeplessness, restlessness, and anxiety. If you’ve been advised to steer clear of coffee, then avoid both green and roasted coffee to reduce the risk of troublesome side effects.
You may have seen green coffee sold in supplement form, but there aren’t many studies to prove that these capsules do what they claim. Frankly, just ingesting green coffee in its natural form — as a hot beverage — is much better than taking a pill. One thing to consider though is that when green coffee is brewed, it does not taste or smell
like coffee, so if you’re a dedicated coffee drinker, making the switch may be a bit of a challenge.
If you’re not interested in green coffee, no worries, as regular coffee still offers a slew of health benefits such as helping to reduce pain, increasing your fiber intake, protecting against cirrhosis of the liver, lowering the
risk of diabetes, protecting your brain, improving mood, and lowering the risk of heart disease, to name a few.
To make sure you get the most out of your cup of coffee, ensure you aren’t loading it with creamers and sugars. Ideally, drinking it black is best, or with a splash of milk.
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