Benefits of Infused Coffee

Benefits of Coffee Infused with Green Tea Extract:

1. High in Antioxidants

The health benefits of green tea extract are mostly due to its high antioxidant content.

Antioxidants can help reduce oxidative stress by fighting cell damage caused by free radicals. This cell damage is associated with aging and several diseases (2).

2. Can Help With Weight Loss

Green tea extract is rich in catechins, and it contains a decent amount of caffeine.

Interestingly, it seems that this combination of ingredients is responsible for its weight loss properties (18192021).

Both catechins and caffeine have been shown to assist in weight loss by regulating the hormones that can enhance thermogenesis (202122).

Thermogenesis is the process by which your body burns calories to digest food and produce heat. Green tea has been shown to boost this process by making your body more effective at burning calories, which can lead to weight loss (21).

One study had 14 people take a capsule containing a mixture of caffeine, EGCG from green tea and guarana extract before each meal. It then examined the effect on calorie burning.

It found that the participants burned 179 more calories, on average, in the following 24 hours (20).

3. May Benefit Exercise Performance and Recovery

Green tea extract seems to be helpful in exercise, whether it’s by improving exercise performance or enhancing recovery.

While exercise has many health benefits, it’s known to produce oxidative stress and damage cells in the body.

Fortunately, antioxidants like green tea catechins can reduce cellular damage and delay muscle fatigue (383940).

In fact, a study in 35 men showed that green tea extract combined with strength training for four weeks enhanced the body’s antioxidant protection (41).