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Lose Weight By Drinking Green Tea!
Green Tea Can Help You Lose Weight...
Metabolic syndrome is a condition often found in overweight men and women and it's a precursor of diabetes. No one needs to develop that dreaded disease and if you're suffering from metabolic syndrome, there's no time like the present to rid yourself of unnecessary weight.
Researchers have now determined that supplementing with green tea or drinking it can help people lose weight and lower their BMI (body mass index) to boot!
The "Green Tea" Study and Its Findings..
Researchers gave participants in their control groups green tea supplements plus four cups of water; or four cups of green tea; or just four cups of water, daily, for eight weeks. Here's what they found:
Those who took the supplements lost an average 4.18 pounds while those who drank the tea lost an average 5.5. pounds. Additionally, those who drank the tea got added benefit including reduction in LDL-cholesterol, etc.
Green Tea: More Good News!
The study was conducted by Oklahoma State University and published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition.
The participants were given two capsules of green tea daily which totaled 460 milligrams of EGCG, the active ingredient found in the tea, while the tea the participants drank totaled 440 milligrams of EGCG.
The researchers added this good news, "Because our test agents were commercially available green tea and green tea extracts, our study findings indicate the benefits of a feasible and cost-effective cardioprotective dietary intervention for the general public,”
Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks...
There are many green tea supplements on the market today. The key to this study and to losing weight is the amount of EGCG the green tea contains, the same if you're going to drink the tea rather than take supplements.
Read the label to determine the EGCG content and don't buy green tea with less EGCG than that used in the study if you want to obtain the same results.
CAUTION: The information included herein is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The reader should always consult his or her healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation or if they have any questions regarding a medical condition or treatment plan.