Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Green Tea Can Help You To Lose Weight

Green Tea Can Help You To Lose Weight.

In recent studies, drinking green tea on a daily basis has pointed to help weight-loss. Now it doesn't mean you drink lot of glasses of green tea a day, you will lose weight by the end of the day. It does not work like that. Burning fat and losing weight takes a many of factors to achieving your goals. These factors include your daily work out routine, eating, sleeping patterns, and so forth. All these factors come together, but within this article I'll recite you how green tea can be advantageous towards your weight-loss goals and as well tell you why it should be included in your diet.

If you're a big tea drinker like myself, you should know that green tea has more fat and caloric burning characteristics. With these characteristics, green tea contains the favorable compounds: Theanine, Catechins, Flavonoids, and Tannins. All of which contain anti-oxidant and medicinal attributes. These anti-oxidant attributes are able to prevent certain cancers. Green tea also contains epigallocatechin gallate (ECCG). You may have seen the abbreviation ECCG on some bottled products, and if you've been wondering what it is...Basically ECCG has been known to act as an appetite suppressant. which it will help you crave less for certain foods you desire most and help you lose weight at the same time. The consumption of green tea will also speed up your metabolic rate for burning calories. Green tea is also known to burn a certain harmful fat called visceral fat which is linked to diabetes.

There's also a group of polyphenols called Catechins that green tea extract contains. The ingesting of Catechins will help lower body fat and also decrease cholesterol levels. In scientific studies, it's been researched that the consumption of green tea will actually prevent from fat cells enlarging and multiplying. Thus, another reason why you should drink green tea. And as another weight-loss benefit, one cup of green tea usually only contains about four calories and is a great alternative to coffee as green tea also contains caffeine. From time to time, try to slow down on the coffee intake and replace it with a cup of tea. A cup of green tea will have more healthy benefits from consumption compared to coffee. As coffee will contain an unnecessary amount of sugars and calories that will only slow down your progression of losing weight.

As you've read, green tea has proven itself to have help to weight-loss and as well as a couple other health benefits.

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