Updated on the 18th of February, 2021
Green tea has been talked about, as one of the natural substances that help you lose weight. When going through any weight loss website, you would most likely find an article on green tea there. Apart from the weight loss attributes, green tea has also been praised for having other medical advantages.
How exactly does green tea assist in weight loss?
Firstly, i want to clear up some facts. Don’t start thinking that if you drink ten cups of green tea daily and eat all you want to eat, you would lose weight………………you would not.
The amount of extra calories burnt by drinking green tea is not just enough to make you lose a considerable amount of weight in a short period.
Green tea contains substances called catechin polyphenols. Green tea actually contains a very high amount of this substance. The catechin polyphenol helps the body increase its rate of fat oxidation, fat burning, thereby increasing your metabolism. One of the catechin phenols which is called EGCG increases the 24 hour energy utilised by the body, and the break down of fat. Therefore it is increasing the amount of fat burnt daily by your body.
However how much extra calories are you burning? Researchers have said that drinking an extra 5 cups of green tea a day (and trust me, it doesn’t taste good. Drinking one cup is bad enough), could help you burn off approximately 90 extra calories.
90 calories isn’t much, but for those who plan to take it over a long period, at least after forty days, they would have lost approximately 2 kilograms. I doubt if anyone could take up to 5 cups of green tea anyway.
For me, i would advice still sticking to a good diet, and exercising!
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