showing evidence of being a reality. This puts green tea
among the effective weight loss
supplement ingredients. It is a supplement that is proving
more and more to be
effective. Only few other natural extracts like Caralluma
proven to be more effective.
a herb, green tea has been used in China for at least 4000 years as
a traditional medicine. It is one of the regular beverages among the
Okinawa inhabitants, a Japanese island, whose population is known to
live longer than any other in the world.
Green Tea Weight Loss
Green Tea is believed to be affect weight loss in two main ways
First it has been shown to
of carbohydrates is that they are easily digestible.
so a diet
consisting of processed carbohydrate which are easily broken down to
This in turn triggers
hormones that encourage the body to turn most of this glucose into body
fat for storage as it is not needed in the quantities available.
Green Tea seems to regulate this glucose conversion to body fat by
keeping it available for immediate use for energy. This automatically
reduces the amount of body fat your body creates.
A substance called Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG), a catechin
polyphenol found in Green Tea, is credited for this effect. EGCG is an
anti-oxidant similar to Vitamin E. However it is considered many times
As an anti-oxidant EGCG lowers cholesterol, prevents lipogenesis,
encourages fat oxidation, reduces bad breath, fight dental cavities and
is an anti-carcinogenic as well as an anti-bacterium.
(ii) The second effect is
through an increase in thermogenesis. Green Tea ingredients intensify
levels of fat oxidation and body’s production of heat, (Note
increase in heat has nothing to do with being active) resulting to
increased metabolism. This contributes to why green tea is considered a
Green Tea Weight Loss – the Magic
What is even more interesting is
Green Tea Weight loss
effects are exclusive to Green Tea. Black tea, Oolong tea and green tea
all come from the same plant Camellia Sinenisis.
However both Black and Oolong tea do not exhibit weight loss
magic of green tea lies in how it is prepared.
As opposed to the other tea leaves, green tea is not fermented before
steaming and drying. Usually to make tea leaves after harvesting, the
leaves are fermented, steamed and then dried. Green tea is processed
without fermenting. The steaming further protects EGCG from being
oxidised. In the other teas, fermenting the tea leaves converts EGCG
into other compounds that do not have the drastic properties of weight
loss in Green Tea.
are several kinds of green tea, all with some weight loss
properties. They include Gyakuro, Mach, Genmaicho, Bancha and Sencha
the most popular in Japan.
The taste may not be to every-ones liking, luckily there are products
that are contain concentrated extracts of green tea. This same weight
loss extracts are the ingredients of most Green Tea based weight loss
And just like all other effective diet supplements e.g. Caralluma,
tea can be part of this lifestyle change
as weight loss support structure.
if you are looking to lose alot of fat fast. If you want to lose belly
fat and get a flat stomach or even six pack abs, you will need more than
supplements. You will also need to Go Beyond Calories. And to do this
you will need two things. These two things are...
content is reviewed periodically and is subject to
change as new information on weight loss becomes
available. The information is intended for
educational purposes only. Please
consult your healthcare provider before beginning
any kind of weight loss program