5 Things You Should Know About Green Tea & Dieting by Christopher Fisher
5 Things You Should Know About Green Tea &
Green tea has long been revered for its remarkable healing
qualities. In recent times, modern science has proven beyond a
shadow of a doubt that the antioxidant power of green tea can fight
cancer and disease, boost the immune system, promote healthier
skin, and enhance focus and mental function.
But these studies have found out some other things about green
tea. Things that you'll be very interested in if you're sick of
that extra weight and want to lose a few pounds. Let's take a look
at them in order of importance.
5. Green Tea Increases Endurance & Helps You
Everyone knows that dieting isn't nearly as effective if you're
not pairing it up with some sort of exercise. This, of course, is
because exercise burns calories and builds muscle, which in turn
boosts your metabolism and leads to even faster weight loss.
Antioxidants in green tea stimulate the use of fatty acids by
liver and muscle cells. This reduces the rate that carbs are used
and increases endurance while allowing for longer exercise times. A
study on lab rats found that green tea increased the time they
could swim by as much as 24%.
4. Switching to Green Tea Leads to Calorie
Want to do something really smart? Stop drinking coffee and soft
drinks and switch to green tea exclusively. If you're worried about
losing the caffeine burst that you get from your morning cup of
Java, don't be. Green tea has just enough caffeine to do the trick,
and absolutely no calories!
Many people add sugar and creamer to coffee which sends the
calories through the roof. And let's not even talk about the
nutritional disaster called soft drinks! Switch to green tea and
you'll be getting a healthy dose of powerful antioxidants while
simultaneously dropping the calories and sugar.
3. Green Tea Helps Calm Cravings
A recent study found that lab rats injected with green tea
consumed 60% less calories than other rats. I'm sure you can
imagine how this can help you during a diet. Frequent consumption
of green tea also fills up the stomach reduces appetite even
2. Green Tea Increases Metabolism
An antioxidant in green tea called EGCG, along with the
caffeine, stimulates the central nervous system and causes fat to
be released into the blood stream for the body to use as fuel. This
process is called "thermogenesis" and it greatly boosts the
Caffeine alone can stimulate the metabolism this way, but
researches have found that the combined ingredients in green tea do
a much better job than caffeine by itself.
1. Green Tea Burns Fat
Green tea's ability to stimulate the metabolism also causes the
body to burn calories at a faster rate. Once the body runs out of
carbs, it will turn to fat as a source for fuel. This is exactly
what you want if you're trying to burn off those pesky pounds!
So there you have it. These 5 things are helpful enough
individually, but put them together and you have one heck of a head
start on losing weight. Pair green tea with a good diet and
exercise and you're well on your way to a slim, fit body!
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