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New insight on slimming down the healthy way

Published On: Mar 26 2013 11:42:43 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 08 2013 10:47:35 AM CDT
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(NewsUSA) - According to Dr. Oz, two of the newest ways to shed pounds and maintain a healthy weight are entirely all natural -- green coffee bean extract and raspberry ketone.

Dr. Mehmet Oz is the vice-chair and professor of surgery at Columbia University and director of the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program at New York Presbyterian Hospital. When Dr. Oz tells viewers about a healthy weight-loss remedy, it flies off the shelves.

After reviewing and researching both green coffee and raspberry ketone, Dr. Oz began calling them both weight-loss miracles for their ability to speed up metabolism and burn fat. When used together, the supplements are even more effective.

If you haven't already heard of this trend, it may seem counterintuitive. Since when has coffee been good for you? But green coffee beans are naturally fortified with chlorogenic acid, an active weight loss compound that's lost when coffee beans are roasted.

Green coffee bean extract inhibits fat absorption and stimulates fat metabolism -- Dr. Oz found similar results when he conducted the largest weight-loss trial to date on his show last September. Participants of the 2012 study found that taking green coffee bean extract doubled their weight loss.

However, Dr. Oz cautions against certain brands of green coffee that may be phony or ineffective. Specifically, the professor of surgery at Columbia University only recommends extracts that list either Svetol or GCA (green coffee antioxidant) as an ingredient, contain at least 45 percent chlorogenic acid and do not include any fillers, binders or artificial ingredients.

Dr. Oz was less concerned with unnecessary additives in raspberry ketone supplements, but he does suggest combining them with a balanced diet, exercise and green coffee. Raspberries are sometimes called the "fat-burning berry" for their ability to help the fat in your cells break up more quickly and efficiently. That fat-burning quality comes from an aromatic compound known as raspberry ketone.

Both Dr. Oz and personal trainer and weight-loss expert Lisa Lynn refer to raspberry ketone as fat-burner in a bottle. For maximum effectiveness, consider ketone extracts that are paired with other natural weight-loss ingredients, such as mango, green tea extract, grapefruit and acai berries.

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