Ever heard of green coffee? We have all seen coffee beans in the brown roasted form but very few know that the unroasted bean is actually green in colour! In fact, the original green bean is actually healthy and contains an antioxidant compound called chlorogenic acid apart from caffeine. Green coffee extract is now emerging as a favourite alternative beverage because of the immense benefits.
Though roasting does bring in a great aroma, it tends to alter the nutrient structure of the bean, thereby reducing the beneficial properties and increasing the amount of caffeine per gram. Moreover, the beneficial effects of chlorogenic acid are lost in the process of roasting. Research has shown that chlorogenic acid helps the body to burn glucose and reduce the absorption of carbohydrates. It is also a natural appetite suppressant.
Green coffee extract is also known to reduce inflammation and help normalize blood sugar levels. In a study of people with obesity issues, it was found out that those who had green coffee bean extract reduced weight nearly three times as much as those who consumed normal coffee in the same period.
Chlorogenic acid being an antioxidant, it is also great for the skin and delays ageing. It limits sunlight damage, slows down wrinkling and reduces the damage due to ageing. Chlorogenic acid is also known to fight against cancer and diseases caused due to the presence of free radicals.
Though many green coffee extract brands are available in the market, Nutriplus Qafe’, a premium coffee mix with a green coffee extract from the company QNet, is clearly the favourite of coffee connoisseurs. It has an added soluble fibre Nutriose® which adds bulk to the diet. This probiotic fibre helps in the slow release of energy thereby improving satiety and also promoting a good bowel movement. This, in turn, curbs out of turn hunger pangs and improves metabolism by avoiding sharp sugar spikes. Nutriplus Qafe’is the way forward to good health and well-being.