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Weight Loss Tea: Should You Drink Green Tea For Weight Loss?

Feb 4, 2008
Green tea is a remarkable natural herb. The Chinese have been cultivating and drinking green tea for 5,000 years. Throughout Asia, green tea is associated with good health and natural healing.

Western medicine has recently been doing lots of studies on green tea to see if it is, in fact, a potent natural healer. This herb has been credited with aiding in digestion, healing wounds, and regulating blood pressure. The good news is that studies have shown that green tea is a great antioxidant that can protect you from viruses and possibly cancer. It's 100 times more powerful than both vitamin C and vitamin E.

Recent studies have shown that green tea aids in boosting the body's metabolism, which has caused a real jump in the use of green tea in all kinds of diet supplements and health related products. The active ingredient that causes all these benefits is called Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG). This anti-oxidant can be found in all green tea and you'll see a lot of green tea diet supplements with it as well.

Even with all of its benefits, green tea is no miracle weight loss cure. While it has a positive effect on your fat cells, it must be used in conjunction with a regular healthy diet and moderate exercise in order for you to be successful in your weight loss goals.

Green tea does contain caffeine, about 1/4 of the amount that coffee has, as well as, two caffeine like substances that are stronger than caffeine. You can replace your regular cup of coffee with green tea and gain more health benefits. If you are looking to reduce the amount of caffeine you ingest, this is a real plus.

Just like with coffee beans, there are several types of green tea to enjoy. The tea is grown in many different regions of China, Japan and India. There is high quality and low quality. Higher quality green tea only needs to be steeped in hot water for 30 seconds or less. I'm sure that once you start drinking this wonderful tea, you'll enjoy the different nuances of flavor.

When purchasing green tea for weight loss, you want to be cautious about paying too much. There are some unscrupulous marketers who will charge you an arm and a leg for their magic weight loss diet tea, or claim that it's the same tea that Oprah loves. For one thing, Oprah hasn't endorsed any brand of green tea and secondly, you can get a nice, high quality tea for half the price that those opportunists are charging.

People who are buying this diet tea are finding out that it may be good tasting tea, but they are not dropping huge amounts of weight overnight.

So, should you drink green tea for weight loss?

Yes, green tea will definitely benefit your body and increase your natural defenses against many illnesses. Drinking one to three cups a day is a healthier alternative to several cups of caffeine-laden coffee. Keep in mind, though, that you'll still need to combine this delicious drink with eating healthy and doing some moderate exercise, like going for a long walk.

Overall, green tea is a tasty way to help shed those unwanted pounds.
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Delicious Wuyi green tea is 100% natural and organic. The perfect tea for health and fitness. This pure, Chinese green tea is pre-brewed in individual packets, so all you have to do is mix it with water. Drink healthy and live happy. http://greenteaforweightloss.blogspot.com
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