Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Fight Fat by Drinking Tea

By Kaitlin Koppenal

Green tea is thought of already as being a tea that raises the levels of antioxidants in the body to ward off heart disease and cancers. New studies, however, are showing that drinking tea might also help the process of weight loss. For some people, getting those few extra pounds off can be extremely difficult. No matter how often you go to the gym, or how long you run on the treadmill, those extra pounds will just not come off! For women, it seems that the feat of weight loss is much harder than for men. How awesome is it that by now drinking green tea, it can help you lose weight!

How does it work?

The key word to how this all works is “thermogenesis”. Thermogenesis is caused by body heat which is a result of the body digesting food, absorption, and metabolization. By consuming green tea, it increases thermogenesis and well as increases energy expenditure and fat loss! With a faster metabolism, you are able to burn off the fat before it is absorbed into your body.
Fact: It takes 3500 calories to equal one pound of fat!

Also, green tea is very rich in catechins, a type of polyphenol. Catechins, like antioxidants, have anticancer properties. It also possesses anti-inflammatory properties and affects the body fat accumulation and cholesterol levels. Studies have proven, when comparing green tea drinkers to non-green-tea drinkers, the people who consumed green tea, lost more than 2 times more weight than those who didn’t consume green tea!

How much Green Tea?

To achieve results, it is recommended that you drink at least 4 cups of green tea per day. By preparing it cold or hot, you can enjoy your green tea all day long.

Not only do the catechins in green tea help you burn calories, but it is said that it may help decrease body fat as well!


Ren said...

I believe it!

Ren said...

I believe it.

Jeen Dee said...

Teas have antioxidants as well as digestion-aiding properties. Drink Decaf Tea if you don't want the extra caffeine keeping you wired.