Polyphenols in Green Coffee Bean and Chocolate
Polyphenols are one of the most widespread group of antioxidants found in our diet. In recent years, growing evidence has shown that these powerful antioxidants could protect against many chronic diseases including diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. This book describes a series of in vitro, animal and humans studies conducted with the aim of investigating the effect of polyphenol-rich green coffee bean extract and dark chocolate on biomarkers of glucose metabolism, blood pressure and lipid profile in overweight and obese individuals. It shows that polyphenol-rich green coffee bean extract and dark chocolate could counteract some of the health problems seen in overweight and obesity, thus highlighting a potential role for these food products in preventing overweight and obesity-related complications.