Top Tip: Green Tea Works for Weight Loss

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Green Tea has been a huge buzz word in the weight loss and dietary world for the last 4-5 years, and its not going anywhere because its so successful for so many people. There has been massive amounts of research and studies into the use of Green Tea, but on the face of it, green tea helps to increase your energy levels and boost your metabolism.

Iced Green Tea with Lemon

Iced Green Tea with LemonOne major study indicated that Green Tea caused on average a 4% boost in a persons metabolic rate, which is down to the main active components in Green Tea called Catechin Polyphenols, often just called phenols.

These Polyphenols work by improving oxidation of fat and boosting thermogenesis, which is how the body produces heat and burns calories. Increasing your metabolic rate and thermogensis causes you to burn a greater number of calories, which in turn reduces your body fat, which supports the use of green tea as a dietary aid.

The scientific studies go on to show Green Tea is useful in regulating the body’s glucose levels, by slowing down the raise in blood sugar, mostly after a meal. This action helps to prevent high insulin spikes which often lead to increased fat storage, so blocking this effect means less fat in made and stored.

The  final and by no means insignificant offering from Green Tea which researchers have highlighted is that Green Tea can dramatically slow down the action of the digestive enzyme Amylase, this action is often called an Amylase Inhibitor.

This slows or inhibits the breakdown of starches and carbohydrates, which are the main reasons for your blood sugar rocketing after a meal.

The real clincher is for people is that Green Tea can work as your caffeine fix, no sugar, no cream just green tea with a hint of your favourite herb or fruit flavouring, I personally go for Green Tea with Lemon which is just right for no sugar or milk, but a sweetener isn’t all that bad either. You can also have green tea hot and iced without too much difference in taste, so its a drink for all seasons.

Finally it’s generally considered that 4-6 cups of green tea per day is most favourable, but more is perfectly acceptable. You will burn approximately 20 calories per cup, when all the benefits are weighed up, its closer to 30-40 calories worth.

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