Green Coffee Bean VS Green Tea
Green tea has become extremely trendy and popular in America lately for its well-known effects on our health and overall weight loss properties. The popularity of green tea has only grown, with more organic and tasteful versions being sought-after, especially among health aficionados.
Green coffee bean extract has similarly grown in popularity, in large part due to “research” and studies done by Dr. Oz. Gradually becoming very popular for its weight loss properties as well, green coffee bean and green tea now seem to be in full competition for champion of healthy-fat loss support.
Green Coffee Bean Benefits
Green coffee bean is loaded with pharmacologically active compounds and antioxidants, including chlorogenic acid and caffeine. Chlorogenic acid is the most important ingredient in green coffee bean because it is the substance which directly enhances weight loss when green coffee is taken.
Caffeine in green coffee bean is similar to all other forms of caffeine, capable of boosting metabolism from around 3 to 11% given the individual.
Chlorogenic acid effectively lowers the absorption of carbohydrates from the digestive tracts and helps to lower blood sugar levels and insulin spikes throughout your normal day.
Based on a study conducted in January 2012 and reported by Dr Oz on his TV show, it was discovered that 16 participants examined over a period of 22 weeks all made substantial changes in overall fat-mass and total weight after being administered doses of green coffee bean extract. To ensure fairness in the trial, the groups were separated into 3 groups, arranged based on the following criteria:
- High-dosage of Green Coffee Bean Extract
- Mid-level dosage of Green Coffee Bean Extract
The study revealed that individuals who drank an average of 900 mg of green coffee extract showed a dramatic loss of weight, more than 9kg per participant! Along with this, nearly NO negative effects of taking green coffee extract were reported through all participants. Although the results of this study have not been able to be duplicated before or after, there certainly is a large amount of potential shown by green coffee bean extract for weight loss.
Other Health Benefits of Green Coffee Beans
Based on a pilot study conducted in 2011, it was proposed that the intake of green coffee might play a role in the reduction of cardiovascular risk factors and cardiovascular diseases over the long run. The natural amount of anti-oxidants which this product contains correlates well with fighting these problems.
Side Effects of Green Coffee Bean
Based on the earlier study noted the consumption of large doses of green coffee bean did not come with any negative outcomes, and there were no reported side effects. Although coffee itself is loaded with antioxidants and beneficial nutrients; when coffee is roasted, most of the chlorogenic acid is removed, suggesting that it will not yield exactly the same levels of overall fat loss support.
Along with this, some participants did drop out of the study but did not claim this to be due to the supplementation itself. Urinary tract infection and headaches were noted as reasons for participants leaving, but they did not note any direct causation. The presence of caffeine in green coffee could cause several side effects when green coffee bean is taken in excess, with side effects including: anxiety, rapid heartbeat and jitteriness.
Green Tea Health Benefits
Green tea has been studied and analyzed around the world at this point, with its overall health benefits being widely recognized as some of the world’s strongest.
Other teas such as oolong or yerba mate also have incredible health benefits, but green tea is the most well-rounded tea out there!
A study carried out involving 38 Japanese men revealed that participants who took green tea extracts for a period of ten weeks noticed significantly greater amounts of weight loss, when compared to the group that did not drink any green tea.
Green tea is known to help with weight loss both in animals and humans with the weight loss manufactured through drinking green tea being done by increasing thermogenesis in the body, actually requires the body to use more energy. This is a natural and efficient means of weight loss, as it also is helpful in battling and defeating any harmful sicknesses and diseases inside of your body.
These studies have had repeated results in many scenarios including many showing direct weight and fat loss. A study published in The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry stated that
“Results from a number of randomized, controlled intervention trials have shown that consumption of GTC (270 mg to 1200 mg/day) may reduce body weight and fat. There are several proposed mechanisms whereby GTC may influence body weight and composition.
The predominating hypothesis is that GTC influences sympathetic nervous system (SNS) activity, increasing energy expenditure and promoting the oxidation of fat. Caffeine, naturally present in green tea, also influences SNS activity, and may act synergistically with GTC to increase energy expenditure and fat oxidation.” http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0955286310001609
Americans should be drinking more high quality green tea; it is a fact!
Green Tea and Milk
Many people prefer to drink their tea with milk and/or sugar.
Do not drink your green tea with milk!
A randomized study testing antioxidant activity in green and black tea showed that when milk is added to tea, the effect of polyphenols and antioxidants are completely inhibited! Please, do not waste the benefits of green tea by adding milk; it is not worth the added taste! As stated in the study,
“The promptness of the in vivo response suggests that the absorption of the bioactive components of tea takes place in the upper part of the gastrointestinal system. The inhibition of this effect by milk is thought to be due to the complexation of tea polyphenols by milk proteins” (In Vivo Antioxidant Effect of Green and Black Tea in Men). http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/8617188
If you are going to add sugar, I suggest that you use either beet sugar or raw cane sugar to ensure that you are not counteracting the benefits of green tea.
Green Tea and Bone Density Quality
Green tea is also effective in increasing the quality of your bones, and their health over time. This is something that is not necessarily true about almost any other beverage containing caffeine. Generally speaking, caffeine is detrimental to your bones over time. A study posted in Nutrition Research concluded that,
“Green tea polyphenol supplementation increased percentage of fat-free mass, bone mineral density and strength, and GPX protein expression and decreased percentage of fat mass, serum insulin–like growth factor I, leptin, adiponectin, and pro-inflammatory cytokines in the obese rats. This study shows that GTP supplementation benefited body composition and bone properties in obese rats possibly through enhancing antioxidant capacity and suppressing inflammation.” http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0271531712000887
Green Tea Side Effects
Since green tea contains caffeine and when taken in extremely large amounts, green tea can lead to several side effects such as:
- Anxiety disorder
Based on proven research, it is easy to say that these two products should be used simultaneously for maximum benefit! Neither supplement contains overwhelming amounts of caffeine (which could be a drawback to some people), and regardless, the caffeine is from a natural source and does not have as large of negative effects and feelings as chemically manufactured caffeine.
Each one of these amazing supplements can and will benefit your body, but taking them properly, and together, will 100% allow you to feel the largest amount of overall benefits!