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Can green coffee bean help you lose weight?

Healthista’s Nutritional Director Rick Hay explains the benefits of green coffee bean extract, the less processed version of coffee

Rick Hay says: ‘Green coffee bean extract is a natural stimulant that is less processed version of coffee and contains has less caffeine than regular coffee.

‘Coffee beans are loaded with antioxidants and chlorogenic acid. This acid is believed to be the principal ingredient in green coffee beans which produces weight loss effects.

In fact, a Norwegian study was conducted over 12 weeks on 30 overweight individuals, with one group consuming regular instant coffee, while the other group consumed instant coffee enriched with 200mg of green coffee bean extract. Both groups were instructed not to change their diet or exercise habits.

The study found that the group taking the instant coffee with green coffee bean extract lost three times as much weight than the group taking plain instant coffee (5.4kg on average as opposed to 1.7kg over the 12 weeks).

As well as helping with weight loss, green coffee bean extract can aid with energy production and blood circulation as well as help your immune function, because it’s packed with antioxidant polyphenols.

Looking for a nutrient powder that contains green coffee bean extract powder? Try Healthista’s ‘Body Food’ Nutrient Powder. Add a scoop of Body Food to your water bottle before or during exercise for boost to your energy and metabolism without the crash – it also contains Yerba Mate and beetroot extract to help increase performance and matcha green tea for metabolism.

As with any caffeine, make sure you don’t take too much. The recommended dosage is between 200-400mg of green coffee bean powder daily. Try it in your smoothie, juice or simply with water.

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Rick Hay is an Anti-Ageing and Fitness Nutritionist with many years clinical experience in nutrition, naturopathy, botanical medicine and iridology. He specializes in obesity treatment and weight management. He writes a regular Natural Health and Fitness Blog for Healthista. Find out more at rickhay.co.uk. Follow Rick on Twitter @rickhayuk

 

rick hay anti ageing fitness planRick Hay’s book the Anti Ageing Food and Fitness Plan is available to buy on Amazon. 

 

More from Rick Hay:

Anti Ageing Fitness Plan: Week 6

5 foods to keep your body young

10 rules of weight loss

5 foods to eat when you’re frantic

10 pre-exercise snacks that WON’T ruin your diet

FOOD is seven a day the new five a day?

HOW TO Choose a protein powder

What to eat if you exercise

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