Coffee has been touted as a weight loss aid for quite some time now. Scientific studies claim that coffee – pure black, that is – helps increase one’s metabolism, which in turn helps one lose weight. But have you heard of green coffee?
I don’t know if this is an offshoot of the green tea trend, but from what I have been reading, it might have potential. An Australian company is marketing a product called Coffee Shape Slimming Green Coffee. It is made from green coffee beans plus roasted coffee beans.
The idea is that green coffee beans have weight loss inducing properties that may not be found in the roasted variety. According to the manufacturers, the green coffee beans assist in reducing the sugar that is absorbed by the body, and instead turns the sugar into energy immediately. This also works to make your body look to stored fat for energy, resulting in weight loss.
Of course, the web site also has a pretty obvious disclaimer that the green coffee works best with regular intake, regular exercise, and a balanced diet. This is practically what every other diet pill and supplement out there has in fine writing.
Anyhow, if you are interested in trying this green coffee out, you can get it at Coffee Shape for $49.95 – about $3.45 per cup. I think that it’s a bit too expensive for me. Then again, it’s practically the same amount that you would spend at Starbucks – minus the calories, I suppose.
Originally posted on August 31, 2009 @ 7:11 am