Akin to Green Tea, Green Coffee Offers Health Benefit

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Green coffee is an unfamiliar drink in the community. Similar to green tea, green coffee also offers many benefits for your body health. Researchers believed green coffee bean is rich in antioxidants due to its high amount of acid chlorogenic which is thought to have health benefits.

    Green coffee bean is the coffee bean that has not been roasted yet. The roasting process will reduce the amounts of chlorogenic acid and so it has a higher level of the chemical compared to the regular roasted coffee beans. 

    Coffee plant. TEMPO/Prima Mulia

    Tempo summarized five health benefits of the green coffee bean as reported by Boldsky as follows.

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    1. Boost your body metabolism

    The chlorogenic acid contained in green coffee bean helps to boost your body’s basal metabolic rate (BMR) which minimizes excessive glucose in your liver to the blood and so let your body burn stored fat cells to fill your glucose need.

    2. Good for your heart health

    Bad cholesterol causes heart disease that leading to cardiovascular disorders. Drinking green coffee will reduce the bad cholesterol in your body since the amounts of chlorogenic acid is advantageous for the heart.

    3. Detoxify your body

    Drinking green coffee is one of the alternatives to naturally detoxify your body as the raw and unprocessed bean contain a high level of antioxidants that can ward off free radicals.

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    4. Control your appetite

    Thanks to the chlorogenic acid, which is the natural appetite suppressant, the green coffee bean will control your cravings for foods and that helps you lose weight.

    Illustration of drinking coffee. Shutterstock

    5. Control your blood sugar level

    People suffer diabetic is suggested to drink green coffee for it is known to control the level of blood sugar in the bloodstream and helps to minimize the absorption of sugars in the small intestine.

    Nevertheless, the best time to drink green coffee is right after your meals when the level of blood sugar usually increases due to carbohydrates and protein content in foods.