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green tea for weight loss?

  1. taylorsweets profile image61
    taylorsweetsposted 6 years ago

    I have just started drinking green tea and have a few questions. How safe is it to lose weight?
    Can it lower blood sugar levels? When is it a best time to drink it?

    1. estranged911 profile image77
      estranged911posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes it does helps is weight loss. Black tea, slows down the body metabolism rate whereas Green tea fastens the metabolic activities and thus aids directly to weight loss. The best time to have green tea is in morning, with breakfast. you can have it twice or thrice during the day.

      1. lauren03 profile image60
        lauren03posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        hmmmm seems i need to try this one smile

    2. stevenjones05 profile image60
      stevenjones05posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      as i know, Yes, drinking green tea can help you lower sugar levels smile

      1. edguider profile image78
        edguiderposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        It can lower them by about 35% and this can result in huge weight loss if done right smile

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        Mary4543posted 4 years ago in reply to this

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    3. snagerries profile image75
      snagerriesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It definitely helps in reducing weight. Black tea, slows down the body metabolism rate whereas Green tea increases the body metabolism and thus aids directly to weight loss. You can drink it twice or even more and the best time according to me is morning.

    4. olivia39 profile image59
      olivia39posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Green tea has so many benefits it makes you healthy and burn your fat and have some nice ingredients that make you refreshing all the day.It is a finest and excellent collection of Chinese tea.

    5. LaurenLL profile image59
      LaurenLLposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Green tea protects against diabetes.

  2. vanessa12 profile image60
    vanessa12posted 6 years ago

    Green tea is safe to drink for almost everyone. But if you have medical conditions, take care.

  3. lauren03 profile image60
    lauren03posted 6 years ago

    i think the best time to drink green tea is in between meals, and during day time, not a few hours before sleep. But you may want to drink it with your meal to increase weight loss. However, this may sometimes lead to stomach discomfort.

  4. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    it tastes so horrible, i cannot believe people can actually drink it..... anyone have a tip for drinking it, and making it taste better.

    1. camlo profile image83
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Some green teas are more bitter than others.
      The best way to make it is by using water of 80°c, and letting it fuse for no longer than 1 or 2 minutes.
      To begin with, I didn't like it either. After a while, I got used to it, and now sometimes even crave it.
      It does exactly what Vydyulashashi says it does, so it really is worth getting used to.

    2. ediggity profile image61
      ediggityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Put a lot of lemon juice in it.

      1. camlo profile image83
        camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        And there are aromatized ones. I must say, I've come to like the natural bitter taste.

  5. vydyulashashi profile image60
    vydyulashashiposted 6 years ago

    green tea will have lot of anti oxidants which will eliminate all body waste accumulated in body tissues and blood stream..

    it will also help in making the body immunity strong

  6. climberjames profile image61
    climberjamesposted 6 years ago

    Green tea may be safe and healthy but it tastes naaasty :S

  7. swapna123 profile image78
    swapna123posted 6 years ago

    Green tea ... I can't stand it's taste and tend to throw up every time i tried it. So, it helps me lose weight coz i don't generally feel hungry for the rest of the day ! Anyway, it is said to have anti oxidants and aid in weight loss provided a healthy diet goes along with it.

    1. camlo profile image83
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      But it doesn't have any actual health benefits for you if it makes you throw up. I'd leave it alone if I were you.

      Have you tried white tea or mate tea? Both are good for weight loss, apparently.

      1. taylorsweets profile image61
        taylorsweetsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        haven't tried that one yet. how can you say that it's good for weight loss?

        1. camlo profile image83
          camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Since you asked me, I just took a quick look on the web ...

          Mate tea seems to have different uses in different countries - in Germany - where I am - it's used for weight loss, so you know where I got that one from, but I couldn't find an explanation.

          You'll find a good deal of information regarding white tea and weight loss - according to one site, it has properties that help burn more calories and prevent us from storing fat. Looking at Wikipedia, I discover it to be possibly healthier than green tea.

          Take a look around and find out more.

          1. taylorsweets profile image61
            taylorsweetsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            thanks camlo for the info smile ill check it out

  8. nathaniel86 profile image60
    nathaniel86posted 6 years ago

    Green tea helps you with weight loss by boosting your metabolic rate, regulating your blood sugar, suppressing your appetite and giving you something else besides that high calorie, high sugar coffee beverage to drink in the morning.

    While it's not the magic bullet, it can definitely give you a boost in weight loss and in your overall health!

  9. caroline22 profile image61
    caroline22posted 6 years ago

    talking about green teas, what are some good, healthy green teas you guys recommend? i think i would try this one smile

    1. ediggity profile image61
      ediggityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Chamomile and mint are the ones I like.

      1. Joy56 profile image61
        Joy56posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        do you get them in a health food shop then

        1. ediggity profile image61
          ediggityposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          No, I actually buy them at Starbucks by the box.

  10. camlo profile image83
    camloposted 6 years ago

    Well, being skinny, I don't use it to lose weight. It just makes a nice, yet healthy, change from mineral water all the time.
    The green tea I like best is Japanese Sencha, or Chinese Gun Powder - that one is very bitter.

    1. caroline22 profile image61
      caroline22posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hmmm which one is the best?

      1. camlo profile image83
        camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I always have Sencha in the house. If you use water not hotter than 80°C, it will be mild in taste. Hotter water will make it more bitter. So it's versatile.
        It's also the most popular green tea in Japan, so I guess it could be considered the best.
        I've yet to try powdered Matcha, which you prepare with a wooden whisk - I think that's the one they use in tea ceremonies.

        1. caroline22 profile image61
          caroline22posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          ohmm thanks camlo smile i would try that one.

  11. brandon125 profile image60
    brandon125posted 6 years ago

    green tea? Mega t?
    guys ever use mega t green tea? i heard that the company is giving back money if you did. check their website.. it's worth 5minutes www.megatsettlement.com

    1. taylorsweets profile image61
      taylorsweetsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      is this true? why are they giving back money? i'll check it out

    2. allison24 profile image61
      allison24posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      i think it's about the mega T products! am i right?

      1. taylorsweets profile image61
        taylorsweetsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        yeah, it's all about the mega t products!

  12. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    wow that is so interesting, just read all about it.  Apparantly it is a law suit saying it makes improper promises about diet etc.  So if you ever bought you can fill in form and get money back even without receipts.......  the things you learn on hubpages.

    1. camlo profile image83
      camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Without receipts ... does that mean you could get the $60.00 even if you didn't really buy?
      I'm not from (or in) the US anyway, so I can't even try.

      1. taylorsweets profile image61
        taylorsweetsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        i also read all about it. even though you dont have a receipt, you can get your money if you are american citizens smile
        gotta go and get my money!

        1. camlo profile image83
          camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, try it, and let us know smile

          1. taylorsweets profile image61
            taylorsweetsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            it's an opportunity smile

            1. camlo profile image83
              camloposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Tempting? smile

              1. taylorsweets profile image61
                taylorsweetsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                it's not like that cam wink

            2. stevenjones05 profile image60
              stevenjones05posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              really? it's an opportunity?? hmm wanna check this out smile

    2. Thelma Alberts profile image83
      Thelma Albertsposted 4 years ago

      Green tea is really healthy not only for losing weight but for everydays good health. Green teas have lots of anti oxidants that the cosmetic industries are using these green tea leaves for beauty treatments.

     
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