Green tea has many health benefits, and it has been consumed for centuries as part of a special morning culture or ritual. Let’s talk about the effects of green tea on weight loss.
1. Polyphenols = antioxidants
Green tea is rich in antioxidants and cactins that detoxify and help fight free radicals. In simple terms, green tea cleans the cells and prevents inflammation. Studies show that catechins, an antioxidant, boost metabolism. EGCG, an antioxidant in green tea, blocks an enzyme that breaks down a hormone by secreting hormones that burn fat. Thus, more fat is broken down. Moreover, catechins stimulate thermal generation (the body’s ability to generate heat as a result of metabolic reactions), which produces energy that helps get rid of fats.
2. Green tea is rich in vitamins like A, B, C, D, E, H and K, and minerals like chromium, selenium, and zinc. It helps to boost metabolic functions.
3. Caffeine has a stimulating effect on the body and breaks down fats.
Several studies indicate that drinking two cups of green tea stimulates weight loss. Although green tea contains less caffeine than coffee, it is enough to kick the deeper layers of fat, especially around the abdomen.
4. Diuretic properties
Green tea helps overcome water retention.
5. Appetite suppressant.
Green tea works perfectly with appetite suppression. Drink it instead of a snack!
6. Be attentive.
Green tea also contains an amino acid, I-theanine, which has been linked to improved alertness, which can help with productivity, focus, and stress management.
In short, green tea can help you lose weight but it doesn’t just depend on its help. Work on your diet, exercise and manage your sleep!