You may have read that title and thought to yourself “coffee is coffee, right?”. This is a common misconception and not all coffee beans, and types of caffeine, for that matter, are created equally. Here’s the nitty gritty on coffee and why some varieties stand above the rest.
What exactly is green coffee?
Green coffee refers to the raw state of the coffee bean, meaning, they are regular coffee beans that have not been roasted to turn the deep brown color you may be more familiar with. While raw and roasted beans have similar origins, their chemical and nutrient breakdowns are quite different. Green coffee beans, the raw type, have a higher amount of chlorogenic acid which has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. This is a major health bonus as antioxidants help keep your cells healthy and functioning properly.
You may have heard of green coffee before, but it was likely in the supplemental form. While you can brew green coffee beans to make a cup of joe, one of the more common uses of green tea is as a weight loss supplement. There is inconclusive research related to this claim, however, some of the current research suggests green coffee may help reduce total weight and body fat accumulation.
Does “organic” really matter in coffee?
While we have established that green coffee may have additional health benefits over traditional roasted coffee, organic varieties may provide even more upside. Any food product with an “organic” mention means it has been grown without the use of questionable compounds, like fertilizers, pesticides and other chemically-based compounds. This is good for you since organically grown coffee beans tend to have a higher concentration of antioxidants and the lower amount of chemically-based compounds are also likely to be more beneficial for your health.
Anything else I should know?
Outside of being a good source of health-boosting antioxidants and possibly playing a role in weight loss, additional research indicates green coffee beans may also improve focus. Additionally, there is ample research that indicates the performance-enhancing benefits of caffeine, which is found in organic green coffee. This is why Quantum Energy Squares uses only organic green coffee beans in their products, bringing you a caffeine boost in one of the healthiest forms possible.