There’s been a new craze sweeping the weight loss world of late. It has all the makings of a huge hit. It has been seen on the shelves at Starbucks and it’s all over the internet. Drum roll please… The latest in the train of weight loss miracle pills is green coffee bean exctract. It has a nice ring to it. The word green is always popular with its associations with all things pure and natural. It comes from coffee – a known antioxidant and drug of choice for most of us. So green coffee been extract has all the makings of a winner. It was even featured on The Dr. Oz Show who did his own informal study of the substance (for prior examples of the veracity of Dr. Oz’s claims, check out my post Breakthrough Fat Burning Method). So how is this all natural wonder extract purported to work? When coffee beans are harvested they are initially green. When the beans are roasted they go from green to brown and release that captivating aroma. Roasting results in an increase in antioxidants but a decrease in a substance called chlorogenic acid. This chemical is thought to block fat accumulation, boost weight loss, curb carb absorption, and help regulate post-meal blood sugar levels. To create green coffee bean extract, the seeds are left unroasted. Instead they’re soaked and then concentrated to create the extract.