green-coffee-bean-extract-weight-loss-by-healthista-main-image

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.

Rick-Hay-new-300x300

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

< Back

Also in this week’s magazine

Creating healthy habits for 2021 - daily tips from leading behaviour change expert FEATURED
Expert Advice

Creating healthy habits for 2021 – daily tips from leading behaviour change expert

Planning on adopting some healthy habits for the New Year? Leading behaviour change specialist Dr Heather McKee will be sharing ten days worth of healthy habit tips - be sure to check back in daily 

Home Workout Challenge for body and mind day twelve FEATURED
Healthista

Home Workout Challenge for body & mind: meditation for depression – week two, day twelve

Day twelve brings you guided meditation for depression from International Mindfulness Advocate, Neil Seligman

5 self-care tips to practice over Christmas - a nutritionists guide FEATURED
Nutrition

5 healthy self-care tips to practice over Christmas – a nutritionists guide

Although merry, Christmas can also be pretty stressful. Nutritionist May Simpkin reveals five self-care tips to practice over Christmas to help you feel fully rested come the New Year

How to survive Christmas if you have IBS fFEATURED
Expert Chat

How to survive the holiday season if you suffer with IBS symptoms

IBS and an indulgent Christmas aren't a good combination. Nutritional Therapist Claire Barnes reveals five IBS survival tips for the festive season

Can't sleep during pregnancy_ Holistic sleep coach reveals 7 easy tips FEATURED
Sleep

Can’t sleep during pregnancy? Holistic sleep coach reveals 7 easy tips

According to holistic sleep coach and paediatric nurse Lyndsey Hookway, pregnancy insomnia is a thing. Find out why pregnancy affects sleep and easy tips that can help

Bloated again_ Stress could be to blame - 7 things this expert says you should be doing FEATURED
Expert Chat

Could stress be causing your bloated stomach? 7 things this expert says you should do

Bloated stomach? Stress could be the culprit. Nutritional Therapist Hannah Braye reveals how stress affects the gut plus seven tips that can help

Related products

Related products

Latest Video Series

Healthista-footer

Wellness Weekly

I agree to my personal data being stored and used to receive the Healthista newsletter.

Top