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.