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Lose Weight With Green Tea!

Updated on February 9, 2015

Green tea the healthy fat buster!

Green tea is good for you, there’s no doubt about that. It contains antioxidants, Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), fluoride and many vitamins. It also has caffeine, many people’s drug of choice. One of the many benefits of green tea is said to be weight loss. there would be a noticeable weight loss in a year if you were to switch from coffee to green tea even if you no improvements to your diet or exercise.

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Green dissolves fat

The small intestine and the liver turn sugar and fat into triglycerides. Triglycerides are a type of fat that our body uses to store energy. Unfortunately many people have an excess amount of triglycerides in their body. These excess triglycerides are stored in the form of body fat.

Green tea has a fat fighting super stuff called polyphenols. Polyphenols are an important antioxidant that are still being studied for their various health effects. One of those effects that is known is they help dissolve extra triglycerides. So in essence, green tea can dissolve fat.

Green tea jump-starts your metabolism

The EGCG that was already mentioned above is not only a great antioxidant, but when combined with the caffeine naturally found in green tea it greatly accelerates a process known as thermogenesis. During this process you body will start burning fat as fuel. the more that is burned, the more you loose.

How much weight can I loose from green tea?

Three to five cups a day for a year will amount to 8 pounds lost. That’s not to much, but that’s just drinking green tea without any changes in exercise or diet. Many of us want that miracle solution that’s going to make us lose weight while flipping channels or sitting at our desk. The truth is, when it comes to weight loss, nothing works better than good eating habits and exercises, and some of the chemicals in green tea can help us exercise longer by increasing our endurance and giving us energy. The longer someone is able to exercise, the more calories they will burn. This can lead to quite a bit of weight loss.

Other benefits of green tea.

If the weight loss angle is not enough to make you drink more tea, then consider the other health benefits of drinking green tea.

  • EGCG in green tea can help protect against certain diseases as well as ultraviolet light (sunburn).
  • Green tea contains fluoride which can help prevent gum disease.
  • Green tea contains vitamins A, B1, B2, B6, C and Vitamin K.
  • Green tea contains caffeine.

A great video on the health benefits of green tea

© 2011 Levi Henley


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