Can green coffee help you slim?


Can green coffee help you slim

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UPDATED:

20:35 GMT, 6 May 2012

Caffeine addicts rejoice!

Green tea has long been hailed as a weight-loss weapon thanks to its metabolism-boosting benefits, with fans including Jennifer Aniston and Sophie Dahl.

And now green coffee is getting everyone buzzing.

Green coffee beans contain a fat-burning antioxidant which aids blood-sugar control according to nutritionist Dr Sam Christie

Green coffee beans contain a fat-burning antioxidant which aids blood-sugar control according to nutritionist Dr Sam Christie

A recent study found green — i.e.
unroasted — coffee beans can help you lose weight.

Participants in the
12-week trial lost an average of 13lb after taking a green coffee bean
extract.

‘It contains a fat-burning antioxidant called chlorogenic acid — destroyed in the roasting process — which aids blood-sugar control, so your body metabolises fat faster,’ says nutritionist Dr Sam Christie.

Try Verdesse green coffee supplements (14.95, naturesbest.co.uk), or Nescafe Green Blend instant (3.59, Sainsbury’s), a mixture of regular roasted and green coffee beans.