It’s not the caffeine in green coffee that helps with weight loss as many might think. In fact green coffee has only 20mg of caffeine per serving, compared to a cup of coffee which has over 100mg. The key to weight loss is a very important active compound called Chlorogenic Acid found inside green coffee beans. Chlorogenic Acid has the amazing effect of inhibiting the release of glucose in the body while increasing metabolism or fat burning in the liver. These two actions work together to inhibit the absorption of fat and stop weight gain.
Most people get almost all of their “energy” from the glucose that carbohydrates provide.
The amazing thing about a good green coffee extract is that the chlorogenic acid contained within inhibits the release of glucose in the body, basically stopping the body from storing more “body fat”. And as we’ve learned, glucose is stored into fat if the glycogen stores are signaled as full. So, by inhibiting its release, you essentially stop it from creating more fat.
But the positive actions of the chlorogenic acid found in green coffee do not stop there. In addition, it increases metabolism in the liver. By increasing liver metabolism, it effectively helps to keep weight under control by burning fat and pumping fat away.