Green tea contains a number of components reported to be very healthy. These include tannins, phenols, polyphenols, flavanoid compounds, amino acid theanine and catechins.
Some of the benefits of this ancient plant are:
- Protect your skin from ultraviolet radiation.
• Increased levels of antioxidants.
• Thein has been reported to counteract the nerve effect of caffeine and increase mental acuity.
• Last but not least is the increase in fat metabolism to promote weight loss.
Green tea therefore has the property of burning calories and fat. Studies seem to indicate a connection between caffeine in tea and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which causes an increase in noradrenaline. Noradrenaline helps your body speed up your metabolism and suppress your appetite.
Of course you should always consult your doctor before taking any supplement, especially those containing caffeine.
Drinking green tea can certainly be a pleasant experience. I tasted some very good ones. My preferences are blends with lemon addition. Explore and try different flavors until you find one or more that you absolutely like.
Green tea, as anticipated, can also be a weight loss aid. So why not replace the caffeine dose of morning coffee with a good cup of green tea to enjoy this benefit? You will get back into shape and you will not experience the classic nervousness that coffee can leave you.
A cup of green tea contains about half the caffeine of a cup of coffee. If you are sensitive to caffeine, use caution or avoid them both.
Enjoy a cup of green tea even before your exercise routine. It is important to be careful and not to consume it late in the afternoon in order not to influence nocturnal sleep.
I firmly believe in a healthy lifestyle to achieve the desired weight. If you know me and read my articles you also know that I really believe in nutraceutical supplements as an aid to a healthy lifestyle.
Like all nutraceuticals, green tea is not a magic solution. It is simply an effective tool in your arsenal of weapons to lose weight.