How Does Green Tea Extract Help You Lose Weight?
Green Tea Extract Increases Postprandial Thermogenesis
The fat-burning renown of green tea extract comes from a capacity to “increase postprandial thermogenesis and fat oxidation,” reports a research article in the journal, Chinese Medicine. Postprandial thermogenesis refers to the heat the body produces during digestion or the caloric-burn that happens after eating.
However, heavier individuals may experience limited postprandial thermogenesis (post-meal calorie/fat burn.) The journal Chinese Medicine puts it this way, “increases in energy expenditure induced by a meal are blunted in obesity.” This is where green tea extract comes into play for diet and weight loss. Postprandial thermogenesis and fat oxidation are said to increase when those who are trying to lose weight, use a green tea extract supplement.
In simpler terms, it may help you reduce body fat after eating.
Green Tea Contains Catechin, An Exercise Fat-Burn Booster
There is no shortcut to weight loss, it’s all about diet and nutrition. Green tea contains plant-based polyphenol, Catechin. This organic compound will boost any “exercise-induced” abdominal fat burn. Catechin might also improve triglyceride levels. Having high triglyceride levels could lead to heart disease and an unhealthy amount of fat around the waist.
The Natural Caffeine Content May Prevent You From Gaining Weight Back
Green tea also contains caffeine, around 30-50 mg of caffeine per 8 oz. cup. Caffeine is a natural appetite suppressant and can boost thermogenesis fat-burn. Sources say it’s safe for adults to consume 300-400 mg of caffeine in a day. Maintaining a healthy weight is always easier if you aren’t starving.
Summary: Green tea Fat Burning Properties
- Increases postprandial thermogenesis and fat oxidation.
- Contains exercise-booster Catechin for more fat burn post-workout.
- A natural source of caffeine that acts as an appetite suppressant and improves triglyceride levels.
How Does Green Coffee Bean Extract Help You Lose Weight?
Let us look at our next contender- green coffee bean extract. How does it differ and compare to green tea extract and which one is better?
Chlorogenic Acid Blunts Glucose-Absorption
Green coffee beans are un-roasted coffee beans. Why un-roasted? The raw beans are said to have a higher Chlorogenic acid content. Chlorogenic acids or CGA’s are known for their antioxidant and anti-inflammatory activities, but how does CGA relate to weight loss?
Chlorogenic acid may prevent glucose (sugar) absorption, preventing weight gain. CGA is a naturally occurring compound within coffee beans but breaks-down after the bean is roasted.
A study found that the Chlorogenic acid found in green coffee beans are easily absorbed and metabolized in humans. Making it a potentially beneficial addition for dietary-supplementation. Small scientific studies do point to green coffee bean extract as an effective weight-loss aid, but more research is needed. A review of three randomized clinical trials showed across the studies that participants lost around 3 to 11 pounds with green coffee bean extract during 12 weeks.
At this point, green tea extract would be the winner over green coffee bean extract by 3-1. Maybe green tea extract wins-out because of its higher caffeine content and catechins, but in reality, there have simply been more studies conducted on green tea than green coffee beans.
But it’s never a bad thing to keep your glucose levels at a healthy range, to prevent or manage conditions like diabetes; don't count out green coffee beans just yet! Chlorogenic acid supplementation should be heartily-considered when paired with a healthy diet (it won’t do all the work for you.)
So, why not have the benefits of both weight-loss aids? Body Complete Rx’s Control Appetite Suppressant Capsules (a part of our customer-favorite Trim Kit) contains both. Within each serving, you are getting 130 mg of green coffee bean and 130 mg of green tea extract. Changing your diet will challenge you, it takes courage and belief in yourself. We want to support you on your journey.