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Coffee is one of the most known and common drinks in the world. You either love it or hate it, but coffee is here to stay.
So we all know what coffee is, most of us have tasted it or drink it on a daily basis. But what is green coffee? And what’s the difference between green coffee beans and regular coffee? Let’s find out.
First, Let’s Talk About Coffee
Coffee is one of the world’s most valuable and widely traded crops. The coffee drink is brewed from roasted coffee beans and most commonly we drink it because of its stimulating effect. It’s that black and a bit bitter tasting drink that you can have either hot or cold, with milk or sugar, or even make a bulletproof coffee by adding some MCT oil to it.
We all know how coffee beans look like, but do you know where it comes from? Coffee beans are actually seeds of flowering plants in the Coffea genus. Those plants are usually shrubs or small trees that produce edible fruits, often called cherries or berries. Coffee beans are actually the seeds of those berries.
The most popular species are Coffea arabica a k a Arabica and Coffea canephora a k a Robusta. Coffee is being mostly cultivated in the equatorial regions.
Fun Fact: Around 70% of the world’s coffee production is Arabica!
So What’s The Difference Between Green Coffee And Regular Coffee?
It’s very simple actually. Green coffee beans are regular coffee beans that haven’t been roasted yet. Roasting coffee beans is what gives them that well known and distinct coffee flavor and aroma. So why is green coffee even good if we always consume roasted coffee?
Green coffee beans have a high amount of the chemical called chlorogenic acid. The roasting process actually reduces the amount of chlorogenic acid found in coffee beans (Source). This is the compound that gives coffee, and especially green coffee beans those amazing health benefits.
Chlorogenic acid has been proven to be effective for supporting weight loss. Furthermore, it’s commonly used to promote heart health by helping stabilize blood pressure (Source) and blood sugar levels, and to improve mood and energy levels.
How Does It Work?
Chlorogenic acid that is especially high in green coffee beans slows the absorption of fat from food intake and also activates metabolism of extra fat in your body (Source). Thus, helping your body burn stored fat for energy.
As a proven bonus chlorogenic acid inhibits an enzyme, glucose-6-phosphatase, that slows the release of glucose (sugar) into the bloodstream (Source). This means that your body won’t synthesize it into fat and you’ll be less likely to store additional fat on your body. Healthy blood sugar levels are essential for weight loss and it helps to keep away those nasty cravings.
In addition, chlorogenic acid has hypoglycemic properties that promote healthy cholesterol levels and triglyceride concentrations as well (Source). This again is such an important part of good heart health.
Furthermore, green coffee has antioxidant properties that can help fight excess amount of free radicals in your body (Source). If there are too many free radicals in your body, you’re susceptible to premature aging both internally and externally. Therefore, green coffee may protect cells from oxidative damage, protect skin, prevent premature aging and improve brain function.
In conclusion, green coffee beans and regular coffee beans come from the same place. The coffee we regularly see in the stores and coffee shops is just the roasted version of those beans. However, green coffee has a much higher content of chlorogenic acid that’s been shown to have some amazing health benefits.
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