Green Coffee or Green Tea? Positive Aspects of Chlorogenic Acid

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There has been plenty of hype lately about the weight loss benefits of green coffee, especially since a Dr. Oz show. According to the show, green coffee bean extract contains 50% chlorogenic acid and that appears to be the fat fighting chemical that the supplements are becoming renowned for.

Chlorogenic acid is a powerful antioxidant that also works to slow the discharge of glucose into the bloodstream after a meal. One could easily see the importance of including chlorogenic acid in the diet of a diabetic. Even for those who are not suffering from diabetes, slowing the discharge of glucose into the bloodstream after a meal results in weight reduction over time.

What’s more, chlorogenic acid possesses anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-viral properties. Chlorogenic acid also works to support liver and gallbladder health by keeping bile flowing freely and removing toxins from these organs. However, excessive chlorogenic acid can have a negative effect on the body’s defence mechanism response and can cause gallstones to form. By way of example, people with chronic inflammatory disease should limit their consumption of chlorogenic acid. Negative effects of too much chlorogenic acid may be due in part to the laxative effects of this compound. Over-stimulated bowels leads to diarrhea and a lowered immune system.

Foods with the highest sources of chlorogenic acid are coffee, tea, sunflower seeds and blueberries. Other sources with smaller amounts include potatoes, apples, pears, eggplant, peaches, tomatoes, prunes and chinese parsley. Most of the acid is found in the skins of these fruits and vegetables. You as a person also determine the quantity of chlorogenic acid that your body absorbs because a great deal of the absorption occurs in the colon before foods containing them are excreted as waste.

This emphasizes the importance of having and maintaining a healthy colon. An article published July 29, 2010 online at US Library of Medicine at nih.gov regarding the bioavailability of chlorogenic acid reports that this compound is produced in quantity in the colon after contact with the microflora that reside there. It is then absorbed into the bloodstream and passed throughout the body before being excreted in urine.

So, essentially, yes, chlorogenic acid can help you lose weight and control blood glucose levels. Yes, Green Coffee Extract and Green Tea contain chlorogenic acid and yes, there are some health advantages to these foods. However, too much of a good thing can be bad. Moderation is paramount. But, that’s not especially newsworthy.

Green-Fu’s proportions of Green Coffee Bean Extract (a.k.a Green Chlorogenic Acid/GCA/Svetol), Magical Plant Proteins, Vitamins, and Essential Minerals, makes this today’s most exciting Weight Loss and Fat Burning Solution.

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