When it comes to counting on healthy beverages, green tea is surely one of them. Though people look at green tea as a solution to weight loss, there are many benefits apart from weight loss.
Actually it is said that green tea contains many beneficial compounds and one of them is caffeine. Caffeine is a very well known stimulant which helps to increase weight loss process and stimulate fat burning effect on our body. It is also high in antioxidants and helps to increase the amount of antioxidants in our blood stream. These antioxidants are popularly known as Catechins. There is one more important substance which is epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), it helps to boost metabolism.
In order to burn fat, your body must break it down into fat cells so that it can easily move in your bloodstream. The main antioxidant in green tea, EGCG, helps inhibit an enzyme that breaks down the hormone norepinephrine. As soon as this enzyme is inhibited the amount of norepinephrine increases, promoting fat breakdown.
Both caffeine and EGCG which are found in green tea together plays a great role in breaking down more fat, which is released in our bloodstream to be used as energy by muscle cells.
This is the major reason why people advocate so much to use green tea as a weight loss supplement. Even most of the supplements available in the market for weight loss have green tea extract as one of their ingredients.
It is also claimed that drinking green tea twice daily helps to reduce your appetite and also helps you burn more calories while you are resting. Certain studies have shown that green tea helps you get rid of visceral fat which is the harmful one in your body and allows you to live a happier and healthier life.
Everyone has their own feedback when it comes to green tea but it doesn’t cost you much harm though just don’t add too much caffeine you can actually replace your cream and milk loaded coffee or tea with a plain cup of green tea and surely can witness some great changes in yourself.
So enjoy sipping.