Green Coffee Bean
Latin Name: Coffee Arabica
Type: Herb, Antioxidant
Green coffee beans are unroasted coffee beans, thus it is low in caffeine content and high in chlorogenic acid - an antioxidant that is believed to help promote weight loss.
Green coffee beans have gained popularity as a weight loss supplement after being promoted by Dr. Oz, an American TV doctor. Research has suggested that the body can absorb chlorogenic acid well upon consumption and that chlorogenic acid helps increase insulin sensitivity and fat metabolism. As a result, food and body fat can be used for energy, instead being stored as fats.
The effects from drinking regular coffee on a daily basis are difference because roasting coffee beans reduces chlorogenic acid and increases caffeine content.