- Diet & Weight Loss
Dr. Oz and Dr. Cook Agree on Losing Weight With Green Tea Lemonade
Too Good to be True?
Dr. Michelle Schoffro Cook has created a Weekend Wonder Detox diet of lemonade iced tea. Eat a balanced, nutritious diet along with your green tea lemonade and, “You’ll be amazed at what can happen in three days!” says Dr. Cook.
Enjoying a tall glass of lemonade and mixing it with green tea to lose weight? This statement sounds too easy and too good to be true. Why does it work and how does it work. Green tea helps melt flab or visceral fat. Lemons help the green tea to work at least three times faster.
The hard to eliminate visceral fat is hidden under muscle tissue. Green tea has a compound called catechins. Catechins help enzymes within your body to find this visceral fat. Lemon helps increase fat fighting nutrients. Purdue University students did a research project finding that citrus juice helps our bodies to absorb five times more of the green tea fat-fighting nutrients.
The compounds in green tea create heat-generating actions that speed up metabolism. There are many other benefits found in drinking green tea. It reduces the risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease. It helps prevent the growth of some cancer cells. It helps lower LDL cholesterol. Aides in fighting infections and fighting rheumatism. It aides in digestion and can help cleanse your body. The “active ingredients in green tea increase abdominal fat loss by as much as 77%,” says Dr. Cook.
Might Give It A Try
“Eating less processed food is key. Simply by doing that, you’ll limit intake of nutrients that spike blood sugar and insulin,” she says. Her recipe is: 3 quarts (96oz) water, 24 green teabags, juice of 12 lemons and add Stevia to taste. Steep the tea 10 minutes, remove bags, chill and drink 6 cups per day.
Dr. Cook and Dr. Oz suggest diets that include serving of lean protein, fiber-rich starch, (like beans, quinoa, sweet potato, unlimited non-starchy vegetables and little good fat. Snacks should consist of fruits and some nuts.
Some things the sound just too good to be true, you have to try to find out for yourself. This might just be one of those things.
Could Help Reduce Insulin Dependence
In addition to the increasing fat-fighting nutrients, lemon can slow down arthritis. Lemons also contain many rich antioxidants. Lemons help strengthen your immune system and have many stimulants to increase energy levels.
Dr. Oz says green tea lemonade is the key to losing fat. He also said, “The lemon supercharges the belly-blasting power of green tea.” His recipe is: 2 cups warm water, 1 green teabag, and ½ squeezed lemon. Steep the teabags in water for at least 20 minutes. This helps to release the antioxidants. Mix all together and enjoy two cups hot or cold each day.
Dr. Cook encourages anyone with blood sugar or insulin problems to drink green tea lemonade. The tea makes the body more sensitive to insulin. Using a diet that also helps to stabilize blood sugar levels and lower insulin will further the benefits.
Some things that sound just too good to be true, you have to try to find out for yourself. This might just be one of those things.