Green tea is not just one of the flavored beverage but one of the resourceful drinks loaded with multiple health benefits. It contains numerous plant compounds and antioxidants that are useful and good for good health. Many people love to start their day with a cup of this tea while enjoying its taste for its several impressive effects like improved nervous system functioning thereby protecting from health conditions like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases at an older age, lesser susceptibility to cancer and improving dental health. It also aids in weight loss and this article very well explains the correlation between weight loss and green tea in the following way-
Increases the metabolic rate: Green tea contains an effective antioxidant, catechism namely ECGC (epigallocatechin gallate) which converts more calories into usable energy, thereby increasing the basal metabolic rate of the body. Moreover, the stimulant, caffeine aids the fat burning process thereby accelerating the metabolic rate and release of energy, thus assisting in weight loss. Therefore the combination of both the elements enhances the catabolic process and helps in fat metabolism thereby reducing the body weight.
Enhances fat burning process:
ECGC, the powerful antioxidant of green tea inhibits the functions of body enzyme, responsible for breaking down the fat burning hormone called norepinephrine (noradrenaline). So an increased of this hormone thereby promotes the fat breakdown process yielding sufficient energy into the bloodstream to be used for various body functions.
Catalyzes the fat the burning process during workouts and exercises:
The effect of a flavonoid, catechins catalyzes the workout process, thereby enhancing the metabolic rate and the fat-burning process. It has been evidenced that men who took this drink lost 17% more fat than who did not take it.
However, it has been also noticed that green tea supplements are more effective than green tea. Studies show that having green tea three or four times a day to achieve desirable results. Moreover to attain the effective results a little care must be taken while brewing tea. Do not boil the tea leaves instead boil the water and then keep it aside for ten minutes and then pour it on the tea leaves as boiling water can destroy the healthy content, catechin of the green tea. Brewing time can be shortened or lengthened depending on your taste.
Overall, the effects are modest but regular intake has long term benefits.