Skin and Beauty Benefits of Green Coffee Beans
As far as the cosmetic industry is concerned, supplements flooding the market promoted for their benefits for skin, hair and overall beauty isn’t a new thing.
This has become a fairly routine cycle, wherein supplements become popular, products containing them flood the market and after a period of time courtesy of their actual ineffectiveness they get buried in the sands of time.
As a result, amid the huge pile of beauty supplements that have come up in recent years, finding those who have managed to keep their popularity and recognition intact would be quite an uphill struggle.
One such hotly debated but seemingly genuine supplement that is still under the scanner of research, albeit having shown positive results in most of the studies conducted so far is the green coffee bean.
If you not have heard of them, green coffee beans aren’t a chemically concocted version of coffee beans but are basically just regular coffee beans derived from the coffee plant which haven’t undergone the process of roasting.
The process of roasting coffee beans besides causing a shift in their color, aroma, and taste also leads to a change in their chemical structure and the concentration of nutrients within them.
One such hugely significant change that occurs as a consequence of roasting is that a portion of their chlorogenic acid (a polyphenol found in coffee beans) content gets removed.
Therefore, green coffee beans have higher amounts of chlorogenic acid than the regular coffee beans found in the market.
The sole reason behind exercising so much thought behind the removal of chlorogenic acid from coffee beans is that this naturally occurring compound has been touted to have a wide range of significant health beneficial effects.
These include aiding weight loss and fat loss, assisting in lowering blood pressure, keeping blood sugar levels at a normal level, etc. along with a number of benefits linked with skin and overall beauty.
Additionally, green coffee is very low in calories and has a glut of health benefits like espresso shots.
Skin and beauty benefits
Green coffee beans have a plethora of perks associated with skin and beauty, some of them being delaying the signs of aging, moisturizing the skin, getting rid of the dull and acne-prone skin, promoting strong and healthy hair, and helping combat baldness.
Considering these wide-ranging benefits, it is no wonder that slowly and steadily skin care companies are devising ways to make it a part of beauty products.
People getting acquainted with the benefits of green coffee beans in relation to skincare and beauty has just recently begun and it is expected to become more and more popular in the coming years.
Here’s more in detail about the skin and beauty benefits of green coffee beans:
Helps in delaying the appearance of signs of aging
One of the foremost visible human body parts that exhibit unwelcome changes as we grow older is the face.
These undesirable changes are a result of the skin being exposed to the ultraviolet radiation from the sun, manifesting in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, dry skin, sagging and discoloration.
The human skin generates free radicals on coming in contact with the harmful UV rays, causing a breakdown in the vital components of the framework of the skin, resulting in the visible signs of aging.
So in order to prevent these unpleasant changes, it is necessary to neutralize the free radicals by the way of antioxidants.
We are familiar with green tea being a potent antioxidant that helps keep us disease-free by neutralizing free radicals in the body.
Now compare that with chlorogenic acid which can reduce the harmful effects of free radicals up to 10 times more than regular green tea.
Also, green coffee beans contain abundant levels of volatile materials like theophylline, gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), etc. which help in preventing the appearance of wrinkles and maintaining a healthy skin.
Research studies have backed the anti-aging effects of green coffee beans, with many studies resulting in the conclusion that green coffee beans have antioxidant properties that can assist in slowing down the various effects of aging.
Furthermore, these research studies have indicated that chlorogenic acid is at the core of the majority of the antioxidant properties of green coffee beans
Thus, green coffee beans can aid in having a youthful skin by reducing the appearance of wrinkles, improving the texture & firmness of skin and through other ways that help in rejuvenating the skin.
Assists in skin moisturization
Besides the rich amounts of antioxidants, green coffee beans also have significant quantities of fatty acids and esters such as linoleic acid and oleic acid which help in moisturizing and nourishing the skin to prevent skin damage, sagging and discoloration.
Aids in keeping away with dull and acne-prone skin
Due to the presence of high levels of antioxidants, green coffee beans have the ability to boost the immune system by doing away with all types of toxins and damage-causing elements in the body, thus helping dispense with acne-prone and dull skin.
Eradicates substances that cause hair damage
By keeping toxins and damage-causing elements at bay, the antioxidants in green coffee beans also assist in ensuring the presence of strong and healthy hair.
Helps combat baldness
Green coffee beans have been found to help in the treatment of ‘Androgenetic alopecia’, also known as ‘female pattern hair loss’.
The extract from green coffee beans has been found to significantly enhance the thickness and growth of hair strands.
Other benefits of green coffee beans
The rise in people getting acquainted with the skin and beauty benefits of green coffee beans is quite recent but there are other health benefits of green coffee beans that have been known by people for quite a long period of time.
One of the most well-known being the weight loss and fat loss inducing nature of these coffee beans.
Green coffee beans have materialized into one of the most popular weight loss supplements that are available in the market.
Green coffee beans, courtesy of their chlorogenic acid content, have been found to reduce appetite and promote fat loss by a decent amount of research studies, with a whole lot of research concerning this effect still going on.
Besides that, they have also been linked to protection against neurological diseases and heart health.