Friday, September 19, 2008

Can drinking green tea help one to lose weight? Hundreds, maybe thousands of articles has been written extolling the virtues of drinking green tea. Studies have shown that the caffeine and polyphenols in green tea increase thermogenesis - or the rate at which our body burns fat which translate to faster body metabolism. Using green tea can therefore increase the metabolic rate of the drinker which in turn will burn more fat that will eventually lead to weight lose. Studies also show that drinking green tea block conversion of energy into fat and help your body absorb less dietary fat.

Drinking green tea also suppresses appetite. However,for green tea to act as appetite suppressant, you would have to either drink green tea constantly or consume tea extract at higher levels than the market commodity. Now, you just can't eat all you want then take loads of vitamin c and gallons of green tea to lose weight. Sorry, it does not work that way. You still have to watch what you eat and still do some exercise to lose weight. Green tea will do increase your metabolic rate but only in terms of fractions. A study revealed that green tea increases metabolism by 2.9% and 4% and fat burning by 12% and 35% respectively. This would mean if you burn 1,500 calories a day this would mean a saving of 60 calories a day or 7 lbs a year. Not bad for 2-3 cups of green tea a day.

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Posted by desperateblogger On 9/19/2008 09:38:00 AM No comments

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