Green tea, one of the most discussed beverage in Health Community because it has so many ingredients to make it a Perfect Drink to Lose Weight.
Good News is most of the things you have heard about Green Tea is true.
Yes, it can help you to lose weight and the best part is you will lose weight while you are resting around the clock.
Several studies have shown that Green Tea helps in Losing Weight with no side effects.
Tushar and I, we used to start our day with a cup of black Coffee, mainly because of Caffeine and antioxidants present in the Coffee but we moved to 2-3 cups of Green Tea a day.
Yes, Coffee can help you to lose weight as well but Green Tea is much better as it contains ¼ of the caffeine that a cup of coffee has.
It can be a great beverage to combat mid-day or evening snacks when you are most likely to eat something that you shouldn’t.
Today I am going to talk about using Green Tea to Lose Weight and How to use it to get the maximum benefit out of it.
Let’s dive a little deeper how you can lose weight with Green Tea.
1. You will Burn more Fat during Exercise
Now, who doesn’t like to get more results without increasing the efforts?
Well, you don’t have to because Efficiency matters and Green Tea increases your body’s efficiency to become more productive and lose weight automatically.
In fact, in almost every fat burning supplement, you will find the ingredients of tea in it.
This is because green tea has been repeatedly shown to increase the burning of fat, especially during exercise.
In one study, people who took Green Tea Extract and exercised burned 17% more fat than who didn’t get it. This study suggests that green tea can boost the fat burning effects of exercise.
You can even take a 30-45 minutes’ walk daily and you will see awesome results, Walking is one of the most underrated Exercise.
2. Green Tea helps you Lose the Dangerous Abdominal Fat
We have fat that lodges under the skin and then there is the harmful one also called Visceral Fat, which is the belly fat that builds up around the organs.
It causes inflammation and insulin resistance, both of which are strongly linked to all sorts of serious diseases, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Which means reduced risk of many killer diseases down the line… which may lead to a longer and healthier life.
3. Green Tea Contains Substances that Can Help You Lose Fat
This is where Green Tea shines truly can beat coffee (sorry Coffee Drinkers).
When you drink a cup of quality tea, you’re actually getting a large number of beneficial substances with potent biological effect.
Caffeine is a well-known stimulant that has been shown to aid fat burning and improve exercise performance in numerous studies.
A cup of Green contains ¼ the amount of Caffeine as compared to coffee but it is still enough to have a positive effect.
You will never feel the anxiety or insomnia that you may feel after drinking Coffee (unless you overdo it).
If I had to point out one reason why you should drink Green Tea every day would be because of its massive range of antioxidants called catechins.
The most important of these is EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate), a substance that can boost metabolism.
Which brings me another point-
4. Green Tea Can Boost the Metabolic Rate and Make You Burn More Calories even while you are Resting
You and I, we all burn calories on our daily activities like talking, sitting and even sleeping, our body is continuously working.
Several studies suggest that green tea can make us burn more calories, even at rest.
In most studies, this amounts to about a 3-4% increase, although some studies show an increase as high as 8%.
In another study of 60 obese individuals, the group taking green tea extract lost 7.3 lbs (3.3 kg) and burned 183 more calories per day after 3 months.
If you are thinking results are not that fascinating, these people just took Green tea every day and lost almost 8 pounds.
They didn’t go to the gym or change their Diet Plan, just Green Tea.
Combine it with other healthy activities and results can surprise you.
5. Green Tea Can Help Break Down Fat from Fat Cells
Fats are not bad actually, Fats is one of the most important sources of energy for our bodies.
The problem arises when something is obstructing the body to function the way it is supposed to, which leads to the accumulation of fats rather than utilizing it as an energy source.
Green Tea helps in clearing that obstruction by breaking down the fat cells and move it into the bloodstream.
When EGCG (naturally found in Green Tea) enters your body, it inhibits an enzyme that breaks down the hormone norepinephrine.
Why is that important?
Norepinephrine helps in sending the signal to the brain to break down fat and your fats start the breaking process.
Which results in more Energy and Less Fat, win-win situation.
You are losing weight and feeling more energized at the same time.
There are tons of other benefits of Green Tea:
- Green Tea Can Improve Brain Function and Make You Smarter
- Lowers the Risk of Cancer: According to one study, who drank green tea had a 20-30% lower risk of developing breast cancer, the most common cancer in women.
- Lowering Your Risk of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
- Improves Dental Health and Lowers Your Risk of Infection
- Lowers Your Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: According to a review of 7 studies with a total of 286,701 individuals, green tea drinkers had an 18% lower risk of becoming diabetic.
- Green tea Drinkers Live Longer: In a study of 40,530 Japanese adults, those who drank green tea were significantly less likely to die.
Death of all causes: 23% lower in women, 12% lower in men.
Death from heart disease: 31% lower in women, 22% lower in men.
Death from stroke: 42% lower in women, 35% lower in men.