In a recent article in ScienceDaily, it described how moderate beer consumption could have beneficial effects on diabetes, some forms of cancer, and may provide weight loss.
The humulone molecules produced from hops in the brewing process are what provide the health benefits. Several pharmaceutical companies are researching was to convert these humulones to drugs to treat various illnesses.
Here is some great news for coffee drinkers interested in losing weight. According to a recent study presented at the American Chemical Society’s meeting in San Diego, participants in the study who took unroasted, green coffee bean extract lost in excess of 10% of their body weight on average, in less than six month. Please note: that’s not ten pounds, that’s ten percent. So for someone weighing 150 pounds, that’s a 15 pound loss. For someone who weighs 250 pounds, it is a 25 pound loss.
The study analyzed 16 overweight adults between the ages of 22 to 46 years of age. The average weight loss was 17 pounds with a 16 percent decrease in body fat, with no side effects. Researchers at the University of Scranton believe that it may be due to the chlorogenic acid in the unroasted coffee bean. Unfortunately, roasted coffee has much less of this ingredient than unroasted coffee.