Green Coffee or Green Tea: which is better for weight loss?
It is supposed that no magic pill or powder can replace consistent work in the gym and a clean diet to lose fat. There are a handful of ingredients that may help boost the metabolism and enhance the weight-loss efforts. Your morning cup of Green Coffee or Green Tea may actually help your weight loss efforts. But when it comes to weight loss, which one is to be preferred from these two Green Coffee or Green Tea?
Green tea has carved a niche for itself in the fitness world. It seems to have got most of the limelight as far as weight loss is concerned. It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which make it quiet attractive! However, in the recent years another beverage has attracted much attention as a healthy weight loss enhancing beverage and the beverage is green coffee. It is believed to be really effective in treating heart diseases and diabetes along with causing weight loss.
These two ingredients – Green Coffee or Green Tea – may already be a part of your daily morning routine, but they’re also sold in supplement form as green tea and green coffee extract.
What is it?
Green coffee refers coffee beans that haven’t been roasted yet. On being roasted, the coffee beans lose chlorogenic acid that is present it. Chlorogenic acid helps the body in handling blood sugar and metabolism. Green coffee beans are not roasted and that is why they have much higher levels of chlorogenic acid that helps burn fat and lowers blood pressure.
You can either consume it in the form of coffee and drink it or take it in the form of a supplement containing pure green coffee beans extract.
How green coffee works in weight loss?
Green coffee extract, as the name implies, is extracted from unroasted green coffee beans. It contains its main active ingredients i.e. chlorogenic acid in major amount which is thought to be responsible for its weight loss effects.
Chlorogenic acid may be able to promote fat loss by increasing the activity of PPAR-α which is a gene involved in fatty-acid transport and oxidation and reduce the creation of new fat cells through its antioxidant effects.
In a recent study, overweight and obese people were asked to take green coffee bean extract (GCB-70 – 500 mg 1-2 capsules a day after meals) to improve weight loss. This study was done for 12 weeks and during this time there were no changes in their exercise routine and diet. And have a look at the outcome of the study.
- 97% participants lost about 6% body weight on an average
- Their BMI reduced by almost 5.65%
- There was a decrease in weight circumference by 6.77%.
On the whole, a large number of participants who were obese previously were able to get back to their normal weight! Green coffee beans were capable of reducing glucose and calorie absorption which in turn decreased insulin output and reduced the formation of adipose tissue. The end result of using coffee extract was that it decreased body fat and body mass.
What green coffee does?
According to studies consuming green coffee, every day can help the body in losing lots of weight in a period of 12 weeks.
- Green coffee works as a catalyst in the oxidation of fat.
- It helps the release of fatty acids.
- It improves metabolism.
- It stimulates the absorption of fat in the liver.
|Contents||GRECOBE- The Green Coffee||Green Tea|
|Chlorogenic Acids||Grecobe- more than 45%
Other Brands- 3-5%
|5-CQA||Grecobe- more than 20%
|Caffeine||Decaffeinated||Approx. 30-40 mg/cup|
|Taste||Mild||Strong & Bitter|
|Packing||Ready to use with warm water||Need to boil|
|Weight Loss properties||weight loss results appear faster as the clinical data available||Known for weight loss with less clinical data|
|Immunity||One of the Strongest antioxidant as the clinical data available||No Clinical study available|
What is it?
Green tea is made from the leaves, stem and bud of the plant ‘Camellia sinensis’. It is most often taken as a beverage but is also available in the form of a supplement. It isn’t fermented like many teas, it is instead made by steaming fresh leaves at high temperatures. The steaming process enhances the polyphenols in it.
Polyphenols present in green tea help in preventing inflammation and swelling in the body. It also has 2-4% of caffeine that makes it effective in boosting metabolism and stimulating the nervous system, heart and muscles by the release of neurotransmitters.
What it does?
- Studies say that green tea effectively prevents breast cancer, colon cancer, diabetes, heart disease and leukemia.
- It is high in antioxidants and help in preventing the premature aging of skin.
- It is rich in the antioxidant polyphenol, which breaks down the fat and increases energy in the body.
- It improves mental clarity and alertness.
- Lowers blood pressure.
CONCLUSION – Green Coffee or Green Tea?
Both green coffee and green tea have some exceptional health benefits. They improve overall health, help burn fat and protect from ageing. However, based on recent studies, while talking about weight loss, green coffee is a lot more effective as weight loss results appear faster. It helps people lose weight without crash diets and heavy workouts.
The amount of research and analysis done on green tea and the health benefits it has on an individual is slightly more than the limited studies done so far on Green coffee beans, but on the other hand, the evidence for weight loss with green coffee beans extracts is slightly higher than green tea. Green tea offers a number of health benefits but its effects are seen much slower than the impact green coffee bean extracts has on an individual.
Green Coffee or Green Tea naturally contains caffeine and hence large amounts of green tea supplements or beverage can cause a number of side effects such as anaemia, anxiety disorders, heartburn, convulsions and headaches. On the other hand green coffee bean extracts are prepared from decaffeinated coffee beans and only contain chlorogenic acid, which is the main component for overall health as well as weight loss.