Although Green tea has been a common, simple drink for thousands of years in Asia, it has received additional attention during the 21st century. Some of the compounds found in green tea have shown signs of helping your body to digest food and get rid of fat. A cup of green tea after a meal may help you in reaching your goal and losing weight.
Green tea can speed up your metabolism by only 4% which is equivalent to 100 calories a day. If you need to lose 20 pounds or 30 in a short time, green tea is the best choice for you. Green tea can be used to maintain a healthy weight and it has other benefits for your body.
Green tea is a diuretic which removes excessive water from the body that makes you look puffy. Dr Nicholas Perricone in the Oprah Winfrey show said that you could lose 10 IBs in 4 to 6 weeks of drinking green tea instead of coffee. Also, antioxidants containing in green tea helps your body to generate heat and this helps to burn fat to get energy.
Green tea causes carbohydrates to be released slowly, preventing the rise in blood sugar levels and this leads to burning fat. Green tea prevents you from gaining weight by stopping sugar transfer to fat cells.
Research shows that you can burn 35 to 43 percent more fat during the day when you drink three to five cups of green tea everyday for three months. Also, green tea contains polyphenols which makes your body produces heat that burns the fat from the body.
The University of Chicago’s Tong Center for Herbal Medical Research says that green tea reduces the fat deposits under the skin and in your abdominal area.