One of the most popular drinks in the world is a cup of coffee. Universally loved, coffee complements everything at any time of the day, regardless of the temperature or time. Now whether we're talking about a cold ice brew or a hot cup of latte, coffee is pretty much a drink that can make an evening. Just the smell of it is inviting enough, wouldn't you agree?
But are all types of coffee just as good?
So you may have heard of green coffee. It's the newest addition to the market, specially catered to health-conscious consumers. But is it really healthy, and why is it green?
Let's get into it.
So green coffee is simply coffee beans that are not roasted and are absolutely raw. And because we're accustomed to usually having roasted coffee, green coffee tastes quite different with a milder and more herby flavor. It is also used as a dietary supplement and gained its popularity majorly in that area, but also makes a great coverage.
Health benefits of green coffee
Coffee beans contain a compound called chlorogenic acid. This is a very powerful antioxidant and has anti-inflammatory effects. This compound accounts for 5 to 10% of the coffee bean, much more than caffeine which is just 1 to 2%. But when you roast the coffee bean, most of the chlorogenic acid is lost during the process.
Now since green coffee is unroasted, it retains the compound and thus provides all of the health benefits of chlorogenic acid. This compound has proven to aid weight loss and significantly reduce fat accumulation in the body.
There isn't a lot of scientific evidence, but you'll find that green coffee is a top-rated weight loss supplement. The acids present in green coffee also, to a certain extent, reduce the risk of diseases like diabetes. According to a study, people with high blood pressure and blood sugar noticed a major improvement in their fasting blood sugar and blood pressure after drinking green coffee every day.
So you might want to know if there are any side effects of green coffee. It doesn't affect you any differently than regular coffee. As the caffeine is pretty much the same as roasted, unroasted coffee beans have the same amount of caffeine, you will still be susceptible to anxiety or restlessness if you experience those when you drink regular coffee.
But with green coffee, you get the benefits of the other compounds lost during the roasting process. So, I would recommend you give it a go.