Green Coffee Promotes Weight Loss

Green coffee comes from unroasted coffee beans, and is typically included in sports nutrition products as an extract. According to researchers from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, supplementing a healthy low-fat diet with green coffee extract and regular exercise can help promote fat loss.

Sixteen overweight subjects aged 22 to 26 stuck to a low-fat diet for 22 weeks while exercising regularly. Over the course of the program they supplemented with either 700 mg of green coffee extract, 1,050 mg or a placebo capsule, rotating between the choices about every 6 weeks. The average weight loss was 17 pounds with a 16% decrease in body fat.

True Strength Moment: Both of the extract dosages amounted to a fraction of an ounce of green coffee beans. There is no magic pill for weight loss, but it appears from this research that a little extra help can add up over a 22-week program.