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Green Tea and Belly Fat Loss?

Updated on June 18, 2015
Photos on this article are my own. Article copyright 05/02/2009.
Photos on this article are my own. Article copyright 05/02/2009.

Green tea may help you lose belly fat.

Looking for the full scoop on green tea and its ability to help reduce belly fat? Well pour yourself a nice strong cup of green tea and then sit back down to read why this relaxing beverage has been shown to help reduce fat in the belly area.

Studies are indicating that it is indeed true. Simply sipping green tea daily can help you to lose weight and reduce that hard to lose belly fat.

All of the teas made from the Camellia sinensis plant contain catechins. However, there is a large difference in the amount of catechins within these teas, and it is Green tea which maintains the highest catechin content within it once it is processed for our use.

It is this high amount of catechins within green tea which are believed to be the reason why it is the most efficient tea for aiding weight loss and the loss of belly fat around the midsection. Even better news is the fact that catechins are super antioxidants and this means that you not only lose weight by consuming them but you also keep your body healthier too.

Nutritious green tea is so much more than just a hot beverage.

Refreshing green tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants.
Refreshing green tea is a powerhouse of antioxidants.

Green tea study says it is true.

The first significant study on the effects of green tea and weight loss was conducted on a group of men, and the results showed that belly fat did indeed reduce in the men who were given a rich infusion of green tea each day, compared with men who were given a lesser amount. Further studies are backing up the results of these early studies.

The studies were done using men as the subjects but green tea is proving to reduce belly fat in the men and women who drink it on regular basis. Green tea does indeed encourage a loss of belly fat in individuals who consume about 690 mg of green tea catechins per day. This is the equivalent of about five cups of green tea.

So to see weight loss results from green tea you would have to sip about 5 cups daily. An added bonus to this relaxing weight loss method is the fact that green tea is also loaded with antioxidants so, without ever having to break a sweat, you will be getting healthier as you lose weight.

White, green, and black tea leaves are all picked from the Cemellia sinensis plant but their processing is different.

Cemellia sinensis plant
Cemellia sinensis plant | Source

It is the Catechins in Green Tea which make you lose belly fat.

Drinking five cups of green tea per day may actually reduce the amount of belly fat that we carry around on us. It is actually the catechins within green tea which are believed to be responsible for this loss of belly fat.

Most teas, other than herbal tea, basically begin the same way. Black tea, green tea, white tea and Oolong tea are all created from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant. The difference in these teas lies in how they are processed for our use. How the tea is processed is how it is decided whether a tea will be classified as black, green, white, or oolong.

Do men lose belly fat when they drink green tea?

The results of a 12 week double blind study involving Japanese men who drank green tea over a twelve week period came to the startling conclusion that a daily consumption of green tea with 690 mg catechins for a twelve week period actually reduces body fat within the belly region.

The exciting results lead to the conclusion that green tea could indeed be used as a successful tool in the fight against obesity. But don't think of green tea as the ultimate weight loss tool and dash out to buy yourself a bottle of advertised "Super Duper Green Tea Diet Pills".

Further studies have shown that those individuals who drink green tea throughout the day actually have a better weight loss result than those individuals who take green tea in a pill form. These studies also showed that it was a combination of exercise and green tea which produced the greatest results.

Note also that the caffeinated green tea worked better than the non caffeinated green tea for reducing belly fat in men who consumed it on a daily basis.

So if you want to lose a little of your extra belly fat in your next healthy weight loss program then you may want to include the addition of green tea into your diet plan. Put your feet up, sip a cup of green tea, and lose your belly fat while you do it.

Cinnamon or a slice of fruit will add a delightful flavor to your tea.

A cinnamon stick is a wonderful way to flavor a hot cup of tea.
A cinnamon stick is a wonderful way to flavor a hot cup of tea.

A green tea assortment is a great way to sample blends.

Green Tea Assortment, Individually Wrapped, Eight Flavors, 64 Tea Bags/Box, Sold as 1 Box
Green Tea Assortment, Individually Wrapped, Eight Flavors, 64 Tea Bags/Box, Sold as 1 Box

Bigelow is a quality tea supplier so you know that this gift of assorted green tea is a present that someone will truly enjoy. Giving tea is a healthy way to tell a friend how much you truly appreciate them.

 

Can you really burn up your belly fat by drinking green tea?

Black tea is fermented during its drying process which causes much of the Catechin in it to be lost during it's processing.

Green tea is processed differently than black and because the leaves are not fermented during processing they successfully retain their high Catechin values.

Green tea contains approximately 28mg to 42mg of Catechins per cup and it is estimated that approximately five cups of green tea consumed daily would be enough to achieve a noticeable weight loss after a three month period.

Green tea contains one of the highest amount of Catechins available in a tea and so is one of the best teas to consume if you are looking to use tea to help with your weight loss goals.

Why green tea helps your body burn belly fat.

Do you drink green tea?

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A tea press is believed to make one of the finest cups of tea.
A tea press is believed to make one of the finest cups of tea. | Source

So why do men lose belly fat when they drink green tea?

It is actually the catechins which are believed to help so tremendously in the reduction of belly fat in men. Catechins are plant polyphenols or Tannins. They are what causes the bitter or tart taste in a strong cup of tea or a glass of wine.

Catechins are also powerful antioxidants which are extremely efficient in combining with the free radicals within the human body. In reducing the free radical activity within the body antioxidants can help to improve your health, and perhaps even your longevity. The catechins in green tea speed up your body's fat burning capability. Catechins are extremely high in green tea, and are associated with weight loss, particularly in the loss of that all too difficult to lose belly fat.

Catechin Levels In Foods Per 100G:

Green Tea - 10-80 Chocolate - 46-61 Beans - 35-55 Black Tea - 6-50 Strawberries - 2-50 Red Raspberries - 2-48 Apples - 10-43 Red Wine - 8-30

Apricot - 10-25 Cherries - 5-22 Grapes - 3-17.5 Peaches - 5-14

Macha is a condensed version for maximum consumption of antioxidants and other nutrients.

Pour a cup today. It's good for you.

Green tea may help you to lose that extra belly fat.

If you have belly fat and are unsure how to lose it then green tea may indeed be able to help you out. It is not a cure all for your tubby tummy woes, but it will help you burn your belly fat faster, and increase your overall well being.

If you are a man attempting to lose a little of your excess belly fat, or a woman with a little too much stomach fat poking out of your blue jeans, start sipping a nice hot cup of tea 5 times a day.

You are still going to have to exercise a bit more to receive the ultimate affects of belly fat loss from green tea, but what the heck, it is definitely the perfect time to start. You can look like you do now three months from now, or you can create yourself a healthy weight loss program, and look a whole lot better three months from now. Pour yourself a nice hot cup of green tea and think it over.

Green tea also has antibacterial properties. You can use it to clean your house.

Do you drink green tea?

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      WhiteOak50 7 years ago

      Green Tea is wonderful for you on many different levels. I love green tea, mixed with rose petals and spearmint-Yummy! Thanks for adding this lens to the Kitchen!

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      Davidfstillwagon 6 years ago

      Good lenses! Green tea is really great.

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      Davidfstillwagon 6 years ago

      Good lenses! Green tea is really great.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 6 years ago

      Only men?

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      This is a Wonderful Lens, Useful and Straight to the Point! I love Green Tea, Hot or Cold, It's just Good and Good for you!!

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @MargoPArrowsmith: No, but that is the group of individuals who the first large green tea weight loss study was conducted on.

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      Lorelei Cohen 6 years ago from Canada

      @Davidfstillwagon: Yes it is. I don't like the flavor much though so I generally use one green tea bag and one herbal tea in my pot.

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I know it can help you lose belly fat but I can't stand the taste of it :( Great lens :)

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      Jack 6 years ago

      I love green tea, cold or hot.

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      Evelyn Saenz 6 years ago from Royalton

      Thank you for writing this article about green tea. I've been trying to drink more green tea and with your encouragement I think I will have the incentive to keep it up.

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      annamari 6 years ago

      I do like green tea and will be drinking more of it because of your lens.

      Thanks for the motivation!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Thanks, I just bought Green Tea on yesterday. Great lens, and good information.

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      Staceysk 5 years ago

      I drink both coffee and green tea as well as rooibos tea on a regular basis. I admit to more coffee than tea though. Nice info.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @Staceysk: I had never heard of rooibos tea before you mentioned it. I drink white and green tea though for their antioxidant benefits.

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      Craftyville 5 years ago

      I'm actually drinking green tea right now, its very tasty with a slice of lemon. But I also love my coffee, I would pick coffee over tea any day.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @Craftyville: Coffee in the morning for me too as I really need to seem to need that extra boost of caffeine to start my day. When afternoon rolls around though it is a nice soothing cup of green tea with lemon that I enjoy too.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: So glad that you have joined the green tea group. Green tea has many health benefits so is a beverage well worth consuming.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @annamari: Green tea is so very healthy a beverage that it truly is worth sipping a cup or two each day. Nature's wonder beverage.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: I do not like a strong cup of green tea either but what I do is add a bag of my favorite herbal tea to the mix and the flavor of the herb tea soothes out the sometimes bitter taste of green tea. It is actually very tasty that way. I hope you will try it.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @evelynsaenz1: I noticed that when I was drinking green tea in place of coffee that my health really improved. It is something that I really have to try to be more diligent about too. Thank you for stopping by Evelyn.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @Jack2205: It is very easy to make your own cold iced green tea too. Thank you for mentioning that aspect Jack.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      In the morning I open my eyes and start the day with a cup of coffee and then enjoy a variety of teas through the rest of the day. My sister sent me some green tea, I didn't care for it so she sent some peppermint tea to use with it and that did taste better but still wasn't my favorite. Shell has been drinking green tea for a while because she does deal with belly fat while I don't at all. I love your advice to give it a try to look better in three months or don't bother and look the same in three months as you do now;great reality check there! Very well done, that's just what you do. I would guess you belly fat and love handle model is your beloved, sweet!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: You would guess right my dear friend Tipi. My sweetheart is the model for many of my article's photos.

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      venyov 5 years ago

      Coffee! I love my turkish coffee!... And if you put a teaspoon of honey into the cup then the world looks better for me. The best time for me to have a cup of coffee is after having a good meal.

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      Pam Irie 5 years ago from Land of Aloha

      I always add one green tea bag to my regular tea bags when brewing a new pitcher.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @Pam Irie: I do just what you do. Some of the green tea can taste very grassy so I combine one bag of green tea with either regular tea or a bag of tasty herbal tea. It lets me have the health benefits of green tea with the flavor of the teas that I love.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @venyov: Coffee used to get a very bad rap but they are now finding that it helps prevent some types of cancer as well. Green tea is known for it's super high antioxidant benefits which of course work to fight cancer. Thank you for leaving a comment on my green tea for weight loss article. It is appreciated.

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      Fay Favored 5 years ago from USA

      It will always be tea. I've been trying to drink more green tea, but can only do it early in the day. I prefer it iced.

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      MargoPArrowsmith 5 years ago

      Blessed

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      LouisaDembul 5 years ago

      I like coffee, but after reading this I think I'll change to green tea! Don't want to look like this in three months' time...

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      darciefrench lm 5 years ago

      I'm a coffee addict, have tried green tea instead but it seems to be overly stimulating for me. Not sure how that is. I also love regular tea, will have at least one cup of that a day too :)

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      Guided Abundance 5 years ago from Mobile, AL

      Excellent! I pinned this lens on Pinterest under Gold Star lenses.

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      Laura Schofield 5 years ago from Chicago, IL USA

      Johnny Depp just went on a 'green tea' diet to lose weight for his role in Dark Shadows. I've been steadily losing weight: Green tea (along with vegetarianism, decreased dairy products and only whole grains - no processed foods) has been a regular part of my diet :) Great job on this lens. I'm a green tea believer!

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      I'm a big coffee fanatic. I do need to make the switch to green tea. It would be so much healthier for me. Not sure I can give up my coffee, though. It was very interesting to learn another aspect of what green tea can potentially do in terms of assisting with weight loss.

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      Tony Payne 5 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Excellent information. I drink 2-3 large mugs of green tea a day at work, but it doesn't seem to be working :( I find lots of brands are not to my taste, especially Lipton's, but if you can find it, Uncle Lee's Organic Green Tea is my favorite. You can get it at some Walmarts, or online at Amazon, but nowhere in the UK unfortunately. I have to stock up when I go to Florida! Great information here, blessed.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Returning to this excellent article on green tea's fight against belly fat with a little angle dust, no calories and no flavor change!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @Lady Lorelei: I'd just have to say that your sweetheart is a real sweetheart!

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      squid-pinkchic18 5 years ago

      I am sipping Tazo green tea as I read this, how fitting!! Wonderful lens, you had some great information here. Cheers!

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      Hahahaha.. well if I had my druthers.. root beer!.. or ginger ale (the real old fashioned kind).. but Arabian coffee or almost any kind of tea are great! Blessed!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @miaponzo: I like root beer too but rarely drink any type of pop. I like my warm beverages such as tea and coffee just so much better.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @squid-pinkchic18: Lol...and losing weight as you drink your green tea too. It's nice to know that tea with so many beneficially health factors in it can also help with weight loss too.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: No calories sounds good and thank you so much once again Tipi for fluttering in my direction. I was just thinking of putting my pot of green tea on. My husband likes regular so he and I have to have our own tea pots. He is tall and lean so I guess that he does not need to lose any belly fat ;)

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @TonyPayne: I usually put in two teabags. One green tea and another either regular or of flavored herb tea. This way I get the health benefits of green tea but the full flavor of the other tea.

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      sherridan 5 years ago

      Very interesting - I knew about the anti-oxidents in green tea, but not the fat-cutting aspects. I am a huge black tea addict, but I think the midriff bulge could warrant a few substitutions for the green variety!

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      Ruthi 5 years ago

      Coffee (black) for me, please and thank you. Although, from what I am reading here I think maybe I should learn to like drinking green tea, for my belly and for my overall me!

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @Ruthi: I enjoy my coffee too but I really must start drinking more green tea. I know that I feel much healthier when I do.

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Been reading other lenses on Green Tea as well and it certainly is changing my mind about it. This is a beautifully presented and inspiring lens on this subject. Blessed and featured on Blesse dby Skiesgreen 2012 and also on Health Matters, Hugs

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @favored: I had a pot of green tea yesterday afternoon. I usually mix mine with a herbal or regular tea bag so that it masks the grassy flavor of green tea. I drink it for the antioxidants.

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      Bill Armstrong 5 years ago from Valencia, California

      I just love tea, actually think I drink too much, sadly it's Black Tea and I guess i consume anywhere from 10 cups upwards a day, maybe I should give something here a try as I could do with losing some belly fat, any advice on the best one?

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      jlshernandez 5 years ago

      I drink green tea everyday at work. It is a great anti-oxidant and relaxes me.

      Thanks for the great info and teapots.

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      sweetstickyrainbo 5 years ago

      I am going to drink green tea anyway, but it is nice to think that it is good for you as well.

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      Jillynn 5 years ago

      I LOVE green tea and drink at least 3 cups a day. Will consider raising that to five. Thanks for the lens!

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      Terrie_Schultz 5 years ago

      I'm a tea drinker, although I usually drink black tea. I'm going to start replacing the black tea with green!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Coffee and green tea are about equal. I drink very little soda.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Never heard of the green tea mints going to try those, thanks.

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      Gayle Dowell 5 years ago from Kansas

      Coffee!

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      siobhanryan 5 years ago

      Coke which leads to weight around the tummy--which leads to buying green tea which I have not used yet but will after this article.

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      lesliesinclair 5 years ago

      Root Beer wins for taste, but since I switched from black tea to green tea, your lens title piqued my interest, and I am not disappointed. You provide some helpful information and gorgeous teapots.

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      Barbara Walton 5 years ago from France

      I'm reaching for that green tea!

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      PamelaU 5 years ago

      Coffee any day of the week!

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      mediawizard lm 5 years ago

      I love to drink green tea

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      MarionElodie 5 years ago

      Tea! All day :)

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      kaposzta 5 years ago

      My favorite is coffee, but I'll try green tea. I need to lose a couple of pounds :)

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      Laurel Johnson 5 years ago from Washington KS

      Hey, I can use all the help I can get!!

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      Gloria Freeman 5 years ago from Alabama USA

      Hi thanks for all the info on green tea.I need to start back drinking green tea like I did in the past.I would love to loose some of this belly fat.

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      dahlia369 5 years ago

      LOL... for a moment I felt tempted to recommend this lens to someone...

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      knit1tat2 5 years ago

      tea, of course, but root bear is nice too!

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      Faye Rutledge 5 years ago from Concord VA

      I drink green tea! But, not 5 cups a day...maybe I should increase, so I can decrease! Happy St Patrick's Day!

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      YCHCap14 5 years ago

      Green tea and black tea.

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      PennyHowe 5 years ago

      I prefer green tea and coffee. Have a great St. Pat's Day.

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      MarcellaCarlton 5 years ago

      I really prefer tea. In fact I have taught 2 of my grandson how to have a tea party. They are IRISH. It is so cute!

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      Jack-in-the-Box 5 years ago

      I love your article on Green Tea To Help with Weight Loss. Great lens, I enjoyed reading about it. I learned things I didn't know. Thank you for all your hard work!!!

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      justDawn1 5 years ago

      Coke! But after reading your lens...I may be switching to green tea! Thanks for the info. I had no idea!

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      BuddyBink 5 years ago

      I have always liked green tea yet have not purchased it in a while. Been drinking a lot of filtered water lately as part of a healthier diet plan.

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      Kristin 5 years ago from Long Beach, CA

      I LOVE green tea. I drink 1-2 cups a day. I knew green tea is healthy, but didn't know why. Thanks! Blessed by an angel. 0=)

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      Ann Scaling Tucker 5 years ago from Enid, OK

      Tea by a long shot. I need to get busy and try the green tea. I bought some but haven't gotten in the habit of making it. I think you have gotten me going. Thanks for a neat lens.

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      River_Rose 5 years ago

      tea is my beverage of choice

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Coffee absolutely, but I am going to make a real effort to drink more green tea after seeing this lens. I do know that it helps your immune system.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Green tea is my choice. Nice lens.

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      Norbert Isles 5 years ago from Philippines

      Green tea is my choice (though belly fat have not been a problem) more for the health benefits. Been enjoying it for years.

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      Rosaquid 5 years ago

      Coffee in the morning, green tea in the afternoon. Thanks for the info!

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      RinchenChodron 5 years ago

      I drink herbal teas. Wow 5 cups a day - you'd float away and pee a LOT - maybe that's why you lose weight! But think I'll give it a try. Thanks

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      NC Shepherd 5 years ago

      Excuse me while I run out to the store for some green tea!

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      BunnyFabulous 5 years ago from Central Florida

      I like coffee, but green tea might have to become more of a staple in my beverage habits.

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      jwcooney 5 years ago

      Great information, I will make an effort to drink more green tea after seeing this lens.

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      I enjoy green tea and herbal teas, but my favorite hot drink is coffee.

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      cathywoodosborn 5 years ago

      How cool! I really love the Gunpowder green tea, so I am going to 'up' my consumption to the five cups a day, do 30 minutes on the treadmill and keep an eye on fats - thanks to your informative lens. :-)

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      Mona 5 years ago from Iowa

      I know this stuff is good for you but I just can't get to liking the taste. Never was much for tea or coffee. I really may have to make a concerted effort tough because lord knows I could stand of have less of a doughy belly. :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Excellent study on tea! Love what it can do for you.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: I know that I feel much better when I drink green tea on a daily basis. I think it is the antioxidants which attribute to my feeling so much healthier.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @WildFacesGallery: I do not really like the taste of green tea either as it is very grassy tasting. To make it better I use one herbal or regular tea bag in with my green tea bag. The taste is actually very mellow and nice that way.

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      lclchors 5 years ago

      tea I drink green, black, white, pu erh, plus others, I drink it all day long

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      Mary Norton 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Green tea is always my choice.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @aesta1: I just finished sipping a couple cups of green tea. It is such a very relaxing drink and I try to have at least a two cups each afternoon.

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      yayas 5 years ago

      I have wondered about the benefits of green tea. Thank you for sharing this information.

      I am so grateful for you sweet Angel Blessing on my A Child's Travel Education in America. Thank you.

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      FarvyB LM 5 years ago

      I drink green tea as part of a healthy lifestyle but I did not know there was so much to learn about it. It will help me include a text module on my lens on weight loss. Thanks for the information.

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      fish-oil-expert 5 years ago

      I love green tea because of the theanine. Gives me a relaxed feeling instead of jitters from coffee. But I heard Oolong tea has more potent fat-burning abilities. Have you heard this?

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @fish-oil-expert: Oolong tea would be better than black tea at burning fat because it is not quite as processed as black tea thereby leaving the tea leaf in a more natural state. According to my research though, the best teas for burning fat are green tea, and white tea. It is how the tea is processed that allows it to keep it's high antioxidant - catechin level and that is what encourages the fat burning of these teas. White tea is processed the same as green tea except that white tea leaves are picked when the plant's leaves are in buds still covered in a delicate white fur (thus the name white tea). White tea is a more delicate pleasing tea.

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      Beth Buckley 5 years ago from Portland, OR

      Mmmmm... I love green tea and now I have another good reason to enjoy it. Thanks for this informative lens!

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      hamshi5433 5 years ago

      I am a coffee addict but bought apple n peaches flavoured green tea last week to help me lose some weight. Glad to know that it helps with tummy weightloss :D I like to add some honey and lemon juice to my green tea to make it taste better. Very useful article on the benefits of green tea.

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      cynthiannleighton 5 years ago

      Iced green tea lemonade

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      futurefocus57 5 years ago

      My son and I have hot, green tea regularly.

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      SmBizGuru LM 5 years ago

      I love green tea. Trying to stay away from coffee now. This is a stellar lens!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I'm a huge coffee fan, but I also drink herbal teas during the day. Great lens!

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      I am aware of the amazing benefits of green tea, but really appreciate the way you have highlighted the benefits here. Blessings.

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      Spiderlily321 5 years ago

      tea!!

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      desa999 lm 5 years ago

      Fascinating topic and we love green tea benefits.

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      Miha Gasper 5 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

      Tea, no milk, no sugar, please.

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      sallypmoore 5 years ago

      I just started drinking Green tea and I notice my cravings have gone already, big thumbs up! Thanks for the article.

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Green tea is something I drink all day long! My husband recently discovered that he started dropping more weight when he drank green tea throughout the day. I totally believe this article and it is a very good article at that. :)

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      Michey LM 5 years ago

      Coffee and green tea. I drink a green tea at breakfast and 2- coffees throughout the day... i am lot drinking more then one green tea per day as I need my sleep at night, so how somebody manage to drink 3-4 tea cups per day?

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      Joan Haines 5 years ago

      Green tea is one of my favorites, fortunately.

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      Peggy Hazelwood 5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      I love coffee. Tea? Not so much. Root beer floats are wonderful once in a while! ;o)

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      WinWriter 5 years ago

      Although I love coffee, it's been upsetting my stomach lately. I do like tea and tend to buy Chai tea. I need to get some green tea though because, as you pointed out, the benefits are very encouraging for weight loss.

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      Aster56 5 years ago

      Green tea.Nice lens .

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great information. Coffee is my beverage of choice, but I like teas, too.

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      klouisparks 5 years ago

      I tried green tea as part of my diet and it really does work! Nice Lens! :)

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      Camden1 5 years ago

      I usually have one cup of green tea a day, but I think I'll up that to 5 and see if it helps. Great information!

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Tea is my favorite, and I really should drink more of it.

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      vinodkpillai lm 5 years ago

      I usually have three to four cups of green tea daily. After this lens I will obviously increase it to five! Thanks for putting all this together - I have definitely benefited!

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      OrganicMom247 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing this information about green tea. Glad to know that as simple as drinking green tea can help in losing weight.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @OrganicMom247: Green tea really is a nice relaxing way to tighten the belly area a little. So much easier than situps.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @vinodkpillai lm: I know that I feel much healthier when I am drinking my 3 to 5 cups of green tea daily. I was doing very well there for quite awhile but then I get lazy and fall off the wagon. Time to put the tea kettle on again and pull the green tea out of the cupboard.

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      ArthurF LM 5 years ago

      My wife is Chinese and she drinks green tea on a daily basis. It's probbably much better then the coffee I have every morning with cream and sugar.

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      I love coffee but I also enjoy herbal and green tea. I will suggest this green tea to my hubby!

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      pawpaw911 5 years ago

      Very interesting. I might have to give it a try. I like tea, but drink coffee too.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @pawpaw911: I find that in the summertime I have to remind myself to drink a couple of green tea or I wind up simply sipping water or juice throughout the day.

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      Lorelei Cohen 5 years ago from Canada

      @Lee Hansen: I like to combine herbal tea and green tea together in the pot. Some green tea can taste grassy so popping in a flavored herbal tea reduces this and gives the pot of tea a really nice overall flavor.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      At the moment I only drink water, but I had heard before about green tea. I believe Dr. Oz is in favor of drinking green tea and recommends it on his tv show. I have yet to try it, but I tend to carry my excess weight everywhere rather than just on the belly. Still, couldn't hurt to try it, right?

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      Diva2Mom 5 years ago

      I love Matcha Green tea, and it has really helped me a lot being a mom of 7. I have more energy, and for some reason, I feel good and healthy. Love the fact that it's an antioxidant drink in comparison to coffee. Thanks for this great lens and God bless.

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      fathomblueEG 5 years ago

      I love lemonade and teas. I especially love green and white tea with spearmint tea and a touch of honey. Super special blend and completely soothing to drink at the end of a stressful day.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @fathomblueEG: You are like me - you like to blend your green tea with other flavors to give it a little more flavor. I really enjoy using one bag of flavored herb tea and one bag of green tea in the teapot.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @Diva2Mom: I have never used the green tea macha but it is on my list to try. I recently bought a new brand of organic green tea and it is very delicate. I am really enjoying it.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: Green tea is loaded with antioxidants so it is wonderful for your health as well as your weight.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: I need my coffee in the morning to jolt me awake but I also try to sip at least a cup of two of green tea throughout the day as well. I probably do not drink enough green tea each day though to reduce my belly fat.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      i haven't tried it before, but now.. im going to drink green tea to lose my belly fat.. tired of doing sit ups already .. it really doesn't work for me.. can i ask what is the best time to drink green tea? thanks for this info..

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: I don't know what the best time is but you should drink 5 cups a day of the caffeinated green tea. I read that non caffeinated green tea does not work as well at helping to reduce belly fat. When I get with the program and follow the program I do feel the difference both in my health and in the strength of my stomach muscles so there is some fact behind the of green tea and belly fat loss. Best of wishes for your success.

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      Carol Fisher 4 years ago from Warminster, Wiltshire, UK

      I don't drink green tea regularly. Being English, I drink ordinary tea all the time.

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      evannecarter 4 years ago

      Yes- but not on a regular basis. I love the refreshing taste. Thanks for the info

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Not as much as I would like to... Need to make it a point to drink at least one cup per day! Thanks for sharing this great info!

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      intermarks 4 years ago

      Yes, I did. I am having high cholesterol and since Green Tea can also reduce LDL and total cholesterol, I am now having it almost everyday. Hopefully my cholesterol level will back to normal

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      Wednesday-Elf 4 years ago from Savannah, Georgia

      You convinced me on the benefits of drinking green tea just half-way through reading this lens, so by the time I arrived at the guestbook I had already brewed a cup of green tea! I definitely need anything that will help me lose this terrible belly fat that suddenly arrived with unwanted weight gain after I quit smoking in January!

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      Georgene Moizuk Bramlage 4 years ago from southwestern Virginia

      Yes and I love it! My favorite is green tea with mint; Panera does a neat green iced tea that I also like. Good-looking and informative lens...thanks a million!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @GeorgeneMBramlage: Last month I picked up an organic green tea from our drugstore and it was so good that I went back yesterday and picked up 2 more boxes. It is very mild and tastes almost like white tea rather than green. Yummy and very refreshing.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @Wednesday-Elf: Quitting smoking is bad for weight gain alright. I think I put on 40 pounds when I quit smoking. Where it comes to green tea I just have to rid myself of my coffee habit and switch over to green tea on a more permanent basis. It is the much healthier beverage.

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      FarvyB LM 4 years ago

      I started drinking green tea about 18 months ago and feel better for it. Thanks for a very informative lens.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I started drinking green tea about 4 months ago on a regular basis. I feel more energized. I've combined green tea and p90x

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      Coffeebreak9am 4 years ago

      I enjoy green tea I even drink it iced in the summer months. Great Lens.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @Coffeebreak9am: I make my husband the iced tea too. It is a very refreshing and healthy drink in the summer months.

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      sheilamarie78 4 years ago

      I mostly drink black tea, but will increase my green tea consumption now that I know of its benefits. Helpful lens!

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      sukkran trichy 4 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      i am a green tea drinker. it is familiar for its nutrients and health benefits. thanks for sharing some useful info. i love your health related articles.

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      DarrenVeronica 4 years ago

      I love green tea, more so than black tea. Although I have to have my daily coffee too! Amazing how good green tea is for us. Large population studies in Asia show that those who drink the most green tea every day are less likely to die from heart disease and cancer. Pretty powerful benefits for a cup of tea!

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @DarrenVeronica: Yes I need to drink my morning coffee to give me the jolt in the morning but I try to drink at least a cup or two of green tea in the afternoons.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @sukkran trichy: Thank you Sukkran. Because I suffer from a chronic illness I have researched a lot of medical subjects to try to increase my health. I think it has worked very well thank goodness.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @sheilamarie78: Green tea is indeed very healthy.

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      srsddn lm 4 years ago

      I have recently started drinking green tea. Your lens has further motivated me and I hope to get positive results in coming months. Thanks for sharing.

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      Brian Stephens 4 years ago from France

      It's good to hear about the benefits of green tea, all I need to do now is start drinking it instead of normal tea. I easily drink 5 cups of tea a day, but alas, so far the wrong sort. Time for a big switch I think.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I just poured a cup of green tea and am starting work. I find that green tea also provides additional energy which could be because of it's high antioxidant content. It is good for us.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @srsddn lm: I know that I have a habit of falling into the coffee first thing in the morning whereas the green tea is so much healthier. I really do need to keep myself on track. This morning I am drinking a pot of green tea rather than my usual morning coffee. Getting some antioxidants into me.

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      siserou 4 years ago

      This is a really pretty page with the teacups and teapots. In fact, I love tea and never have enough selections in the pantry.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: I like to drink at least one cup of green tea a day too, but try to have at least 3 teacups worth. Today I did really well and upped my intake to almost a full pot.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      I was just thinking of having a cup of green tea.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @siserou: I have a fancy to teapots and love a nice hot cup of tea as well. I like to add a bag of green tea into the herbal tea.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      yes i drink green tea and its been very helpful as it also helps in emptying my bowels better

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: I generally drink coffee in the morning and in the afternoon I drink green tea.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @FarvyB LM: Green tea really does make you feel healthier. It has a very high antioxidant content and that really helps to improve your overall well being.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @intermarks: Green tea has many health benefits and when it comes to cholesterol I have heard it is much better for you than coffee. I wish good luck for you as well.

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      FatLossDiva 4 years ago

      Great lens. Very informative! The iced tea really is very refreshing.

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      LiliLove 4 years ago

      Great lens! I drink two cups of green tea every day in stead of coffee. I do believe it helped me to loose baby fat after both of my pregnancies.

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      SteveKaye 4 years ago

      Yes, I really like Green Tea. I drink a pot almost every day. Yum.

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      I don't like green tea. :( But I will drink it if I can lose the belly. Nice lens I liked learning - that green tea is healthier because it retains its high Catechin values - now I know what the healthy stuff is. Blessed and out by digg and pinterest. :)

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      This is great information on how green tea can help you with weight loss. I think that I may switch my sodas to green tea. Thank you.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: That would be a very good idea. Soda is really not a very healthy drink.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @Gypzeerose: To make your green tea less bitter tasting add a bag of herbal tea in with your green tea. Also never pour boiling water over your green tea. Allow the water to cool slightly and then add in your green tea.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @SteveKaye: You look healthy too. Green tea has anti aging properties and they really do help. I am just preparing myself a pot of green tea as well. I have not had any for a couple days so it is definitely time.

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      June Nash 4 years ago

      I am drinking a cup of tea now. It is not green tea though. I will try to drink more green tea, but I like the flavor of the black tea more.

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      uneasywriter lm 4 years ago

      I love Green Tea. I knew it was great for antioxidants, but to reduce belly fat. I think, I will raise my daily dosage. Thanks!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      Try green tea with a bit of cinnamon in it ! Cinnamon is supposed to level out blood sugar. I drink green tea and eat clean and healthy, and low GI using only healthy fats in moderate amounts and I lose weight pretty fast. You can also add a tiny bit of Real vanilla to it and it tastes so amazing...you can even go without any sweetener. I could drink it like this all day its so good ! Try it !

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      @Lady Lorelei: I do the same thing.....I add things like cinnamon and real vanilla or mix another tea with it....I can have a different flavor of green tea any time I want ! I tried apple cinnamon herbal tea and green tea together....it was great ! So many options to make it taste more enjoyable if you don't like it plain !

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      JeffGilbert 4 years ago

      This is a very informative lens on green tea. I thought that green tea was a rare and exotic thing and now I see it's just how it's made and it catechins that make you lose the fat. Great lens!!!

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      Cynthia Davis 4 years ago from Pittsburgh

      After reading all the benefits of drinking green tea, I'm off to make a cup right now!

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      DuaneJ 4 years ago

      I drink about three cups of green tea everyday, as it is a good antioxidant. But I'm thin. I only hope it isn't keeping me from putting on weight!

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      Paladins 4 years ago

      This is one of the best lenses I have seen on Squidoo. Very informative and packed full of interesting information. Thank you.

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      Debbie 4 years ago from England

      Unfortunately I don't like the taste of tea of any description. Poddys does and drinks it regularly... don't think it's working it's magic on his belly fat though LOL!!

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I have grown to absolutely love my organic green tea. I found I didn't like it hot, warm was much better and slightly warm even better then that. So every morning I boil a full kettle of water steep 4

      Bags in it and let it cool and after lunch I start drinking the tea usually 5-6 throughout the day..I also use green tea in my smoothies rather then fruit juice..green tea is worth drinking no matter how u drink it!

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      blanchella 4 years ago

      Yes, I drink green tea since I know is very effective to help you burn fat and it also has anti aging benefits. Skin care products containing green tea are amazing to delay aging skin too.

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      geosum 4 years ago

      I've been on a low carb diet for 7 months and have gone from morbid obesity to overweight. There's still some belly fat to get rid of. Guess I'll give it a try.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      I think if these people are "losing weight" from drinking 5 cups of tea a day, it's most likely just water weight. Of course your stomach would look "flatter" if you were not as bloated. I doubt very much that these people are actually losing belly fat. I don't see anywhere in the studies where they actually measure body fat differences, either with calipers or the water immersion. This is probably as magical as losing about 8 pounds and then nothing more when going on the carb free diet.

      It would be nice if it were true, but I've never come across anyone with dramatic weight loss who declared they achieved it by drinking green tea. And green tea has been around forever, it's not like it's a new discovery.

      Anyone who achieves actual weight loss by ingesting green tea has probably also improved their diet, or started exercising harder.

      If there were magical ways to lose weight, nobody would need to.

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      LynetteBell 4 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      I enjoy a cup of green tea:)

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: The participants of the studies were measured and the placebo group did not lose weight while those given the green tea loaded with a strong amount catechins saw their waist lines decrease. The catechins do help to metabolize fat quicker and there is a fact base to green tea helping with belly fat loss.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      @LynetteBell: Me too. I usually like to make a pot of green tea in the afternoon and then add in either a regular tea bag or a herbal tea bag to give the pot a nice flavor boost.

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      Lorelei Cohen 4 years ago from Canada

      Thank you for stopping by. I am glad you enjoyed how my tea article was written.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We enjoy green tea, but I've heard too much caffeine can be a problem for people with high blood pressure. Always better to buy organic too. I usually get a caffeine withdrawal headache when I stop drinking caffeine.

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      Jason Sositko 4 years ago

      I have always been mainly a coffee drinker, but I did not realize the varieties of tea available in bag form, so I have been trying them out the last few months. I still like my coffee in the morning, but honey lemon green tea, and Earl Gray tea are things I like during the day.

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      ChanKaMun 4 years ago

      Drinking tea is a very good habit. Especially if it's a green tea. Keep you young and healthy.

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      josietook 3 years ago

      I hear decaffeinated green tea is also great for endometriosis which I suffer from, great lens

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      Jean DAndrea 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

      Sounds as if I'll have to get myself some green tea - it sure sounds better than liposuction! :-)

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      @Snakesmum: There are some wonderful mild blends of green tea too so shop around till you find a favorite. To brew it properly do not pour boiling water over the green tea. Wait till the water cools for a minute or two and then pop your green tea into the pot. It is less bitter this way.

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      @josietook: I think antioxidant rich foods are really great for virtually all health issues. Green tea is loaded with antioxidants.

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      ShoeRack 3 years ago

      Green Tea contains antioxidant which according to a research is 95 times more effective than vitamin-C and 30 times better than vitamin-E.

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      TapIn2U 3 years ago

      I love green tea and I drink it at least 3x a day. Love its health benefits. Relaxing, too! Fantastic lens! Sundae ;-)

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      Niktravelfit 3 years ago

      Probably only the thing that is even better for you than water. I need to drink more green tea. Great lens, thanks for sharing.

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      @Niktravelfit: I am putting myself back into the habit again too. I find that in summer I tend to switch more to water so have to remind myself to have my cups of green tea as well.

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      David Stone 3 years ago from New York City

      Sometimes, but not often, certainly not for weight loss because weight loss alone doesn't mean much. Weight loss in conjunction with muscle development and/or flexibility matters. Without the rest of the bargain, weight loss is just esthetic. It makes you look better without making you actually better.

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      Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

      @David Stone1: The benefit of green tea is that it is loaded with antioxidants so its weight loss aspect is an added benefit to its already great qualities. It helps you to burn off the calories faster.

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      debra1026 2 years ago

      That's right, it keeps you young and healthy too, I love having Green tea everyday home with my mom or while reading my books,..

      love love love,,

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