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Issue 78: From Jordan's Desk--Coffee...Green & No Sugar, Please.

Successful weight management requires a variety of factors including healthy eating, regular exercise, boosting metabolism, supporting healthy blood sugar levels and reducing stress levels. But have you heard how green coffee may play a role in managing weight and blood sugar levels? †

You heard right. Coffee lovers have often cited the bean’s support in healthy blood sugar levels, but the results of some studies indicate that a decaffeinated green coffee extract may support blood sugar health so that fat storage is minimized and lean body mass is increased.†

Here’s how one study went: Researchers developed a green decaffeinated coffee extract that was rich in chlorogenic acid, which has high antioxidant levels and has the ability to support healthy blood sugar metabolism.† 

Fifteen healthy men and women between the ages of 18 and 70 participated in the study. The participants took the green decaffeinated coffee extract three times a day for 40 days, but made no dietary or exercise changes. Glucose tolerance levels were measured prior to and after the 40 days.

At the end of the 40 days, the results indicated that green coffee extract had a positive impact on the maintenance of already normal blood glucose levels.† What’s more is that an average weight loss of three pounds was noted. This led the researchers to give preliminary results that green decaffeinated coffee extract may support already healthy blood sugar levels and may have a healthy effect on weight management.†

That’s not all, though, for this special green bean.

Another study published in Phytotherapie in 2006 reports similar findings. A particular green coffee extract supported weight management and increased participants’ lean-to-fat mass ratio in those who struggled with weight issues. Thirty people between the ages of 19 and 75 who had a BMI higher than 25 were given this green coffee extract twice a day for 60 days.†

At the end of the 60 days, those who took the extract saw a decrease in weight of an average of 11 pounds and a more than slight increase in lean-to-fat ratio.† Those in the placebo group saw an average of six pounds weight decrease and only a slight increase in lean-to-fat ratio.† Researchers came to the conclusion that this extract can decrease glucose intestinal absorption and inhibit the glucose-6-phosphatase, which made the body burn energy from its fat stores.† 

That’s good news for lovers of the bean and for those who want to support healthy blood sugar levels and a healthy weight.†

† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

 

This information is intended for educational and informational purposes only. It should not be used in place of an individual consultation or examination or replace the advice of your health care professional and should not be relied upon to determine diagnosis or course of treatment.


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