Green tea. It is the magic word that has been doing the rounds in the realms of weight loss programs and diet plans. Recently, green tea has been gaining a lot of recognition for its therapeutic properties. So, what is green tea? Green tea is probably the healthiest beverage you will come across. It is made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis that goes through minimal oxidation during manufacture. Having originated from China, it has spread far and wide across Asia and the rest of the world. Green tea can be of various kinds and made with extracts of other herbs. What you need to know about Green tea is that it is packed with antioxidants along with several other nutrients that have several health benefits that not only pertain to weight loss and fitness.
What are the benefits of green tea for weight loss?
Every person who’s ever wanted to lose weight would have got this one advice. Drink more green tea. Why? It has substances than can help you lose weight. Besides oodles of antioxidants that it contains, it also has a significant amount of caffeine. Though much lesser than a cup of coffee, green tea has quite a lot of caffeine that will leave behind a mild effect. Caffeine is a stimulant that is popular for weight loss and increasing efficiency while performing exercises.
Green Tea also boosts metabolism. It contains polyphenol that intensifies fat oxidation and the rate at which our bodies turn food into energy (calories). Green tea works even after you are done drinking it. It increases the process of fat burning while you exercise or even perform simple everyday chores and activities. This is possible due to an increase in metabolism that is caused by the consumption of green tea. Besides, it also helps curb your appetite in a way that you do not over eat.
It facilitates your bowel movements and clears up your system. This leads to a better digestive system that will promote better health choices and eating the right quantity of food. Green tea is amazing for losing predominantly the abdominal fat, a problem area for many people. Belly fat is a kill joy for many and green tea is known to target the mid section and burn fat, thus, leading to steady faced weight loss.
Green Tea is very commonly found in all super markets in Chennai. There are several leading brands that have good quality tea bags and tea leaves. There are some forms of green tea that are blended with other healthy items such as Tulsi, Lemon, Ginger etc.
How to consume Green tea?
You can prepare it in the same way you prepare other tea decoctions. But do not over boil your tea. Instead, add tea leaves to a container of hot water and let it infuse for 5-7 minutes. Although, it works best in the morning on an empty stomach, you can also drink it throughout the day. For a person who wants to lose weight you can take 2-3 cups per day. Club it with exercises and other healthy diets.