Want To Lose Weight? Drink More Green Tea

Green tea is very nutritious. It has been drank by many people for many years and they have praised its numerous health benefits.

A number of scientific studies have been conducted in recent years to investigate the health benefits of green tea and the results showed that frequent intake improves brain function, lowers the risk of various types of cancer and improves immunity.

The studies also investigated the relationship between green tea and weight loss. A compound called Catechin found in green tea is believed to have fat burning properties. It helps in eliminating fat which consequently boosts the rate of metabolism.

An increased rate of metabolism ensures that consumed food is digested faster and the various organs of the body function optimally. It also helps the liver in the faster conversion of fat deposits into energy.

In one study, healthy men with similar body mass index (BMI) and waist circumferences were separated into two groups. For a duration of twelve weeks, one group consumed oolong tea containing 690mg of the green tea extract daily while a control group consumed 22mg of the same extract.

The researchers found that the BMI, waist circumferences and body fat mass of the group that consumed more of the green tea extract were significantly lower than the control group. This suggested that daily consumption of green tea may be useful in the prevention and improvement of lifestyle related diseases like obesity.

5 comments

  • Josphine Kinyua

    where do i get the green tea. In the supermarket?

  • Wow, what an educational and important post! The list of veggies is very helpful. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and thank you for the recipe too!

  • Am interested in finding out a natural way to make green tea or just the supermarket tea bags suffice?

  • hello there, i must say i like your post on green tea.I find it both interesting and informing. but i think you should have made proper reference to the studies you wrote about, it just shows that you really did some literature review as well as aid people who may want to read further on green tea do so. well done. am following you now and would appreciate you do the same. bless

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