Green Coffee or Green Tea- What Should You Prefer While Trying to Lose Weight
A cup of hot tea or a mug full of steaming coffee- your early morning choices have an effect on your body. Of course, no supplement would work as well as a good hour in the gym and consistent efforts to achieve your weight goals. However, certain ingredients help by improving your metabolism or keeping you from feeling too hungry.
While it isn’t very directly involved, your morning drink affects the process of losing fat. Which brings us to the question- should you go for the green tea or the green coffee? Which one is better?
Let’s find out.
The Case for Green Tea
Green tea is extracted from the leaves of Camellia sinensis plant. It is believed to have a positive effect on cardiovascular health. It also improves the antioxidant status of your body.
Green tea extract contains caffeine and catechin. Catechin handles the antioxidant benefits. Caffeine deals with fat metabolism and thermogenesis.
Studies suggest that green tea improves the 24-hour energy expenditure and the rate of fat burning. They also indicate that long-term consumption of green tea (for 12 weeks or above) could lead to a modest weight loss (about 203 pounds.)
Combine the effect of green tea with training and exercise regimens aimed at weight loss and the outcome could be improved.
The Case for Green Coffee
Unroasted green coffee beans are used to create the green coffee extract. It contains chromogenic acids, an active ingredient which, research hints, has an effect on weight.
It is possible that chromogenic acid increases PPAR activity and prevents new fat cells from being created. PPAR is a gene that deals with fatty acid oxidation and transport.
The Journal of International Medical Research featured an article in 2007, the only one till date that talks about green coffee extract helping people lose 12 pounds over 12 weeks on an average. Of course, the process was combined with exercises and diet restrictions.
Green Tea Appears to Be Winning This Battle of Morning Beverage
The main reason behind this verdict is a higher presence of caffeine in green tea extract than in green coffee. Caffeine helps in burning fat and also supports your metabolism quiet efficiency.
Also, green coffee extract has only a few research and studies in its favour while green tea extract has many to support its worthiness in weight loss attempts and general health concerns. Green coffee would stand a better chance if more people studied it under better-controlled scenarios to test all cases.
But Wait, Milk and Sugar Are Still a Big No If Losing Fat Is Your Aim
You can benefit greatly from either green tea or green coffee if you take the drink with water and at least two to three hours before or after a meal. However, consuming milk, sugar, or any protein sources could inhibit the absorption of green coffee/tea extract.
And There Is the Issue with Caffeine
Caffeine consumption, if left unregulated, could have side effects. It could upset your digestion. It could mess with your pulse. Managing the dose is necessary because caffeine addiction is very real and very dangerous.
Also, if you already have a caffeine fixation, green tea and coffee extracts might not have the best effects on you.
Balance the Usage and Enjoy the Benefits
The regular and adequate dose of green tea is 600 milligrammes. Loosely translated, it means eight to ten cups of tea a day. With green coffee, the suitable amount of chlorogenic acid to have is about 120-300 milligrammes.
You can solve the dosage issue by using supplements. For a green tea supplement, look for at least 30-60 percent of EGCG (it is responsible green tea’s fat burning effects.) For green coffee supplements, look for at least 300 to 750 milligrammes of green coffee in the product.