The Weight Loss Benefits Of Drinking Green Tea
Green tea is more than just a fad, it has been an integral part of the Chinese diet for many centuries
Green Tea is by far, one of the most popular and most highly acclaimed beverages in many countries around the world due to the vast amount of health benefits that it provides.
Those of us in the western world are only just beginning to recognise its effects, particularly its impressive impact on weight loss.
Clinically proven, Green tea supports a successful and healthy weight loss and contains powerful antioxidants that protects the body against damaging free radicals. These free radicals are believed to contribute to chronic and life threatening diseases such as cancer.
Green tea contains a high amount of antioxidant chemicals called polyphenols.
These chemicals prevent environmental toxins from entering the body where they can cause cell damage.
But where did Green tea originate from and how is it different from black tea?
Well, Green tea is a derivative of the Camellia Sinensis plant (where tea as we know it comes from.)
The only thing that makes Green tea different from traditional black tea, is apart from the colour, the way it has been produced.
Green tea leaves are steamed as opposed to boiled as with black tea.
The green tea leaves are steamed at exceptionally high temperatures so this leaves a lot of the goodness and the nutrition intact.
Black tea is dried and fermented so when it is boiled, it turns into a more familiar black/brown colour.
Green tea is without a doubt considered the healthier of the two teas.
Green tea contains very little to no caffeine. While black tea is not thought to contain a significant amount of caffeine, green tea contains even less than half the amount found in black tea.
How Green Tea Aids Weight Loss
Research has shown that while Green tea is not a ‘quick fix’ or a miracle cure, it has some very positive effects on weight loss.
Green tea naturally burns fat and can help to inhibit digestive enzymes helping to reduce the digestion of fat.
Green tea encourages the process known as Thermogenesis.
Thermogenesis is the body’s process of burning the fat from the food we consume as fuel and the calories and then released as heat for energy.
Why this occurs is believed to be the actions of the polyphenols and the caffeine that is found in Green tea.
Just two to three cups of Green tea a day when combined with a varied diet and regular exercise can certainly help you to reach your weight loss goals.
Green tea is widely available these days, though the green tea extracts that you find in supermarkets aren’t always of the best quality and often quite weak formulations. This is why the best green teas for weight loss can be found online, in terms of quality, effectiveness and value for money.
Two of the best weight loss teas available to buy in Ireland that we would highly recommend for weight management are;
Tava Tea and Cho-Yung Weight Loss Tea
A powerful blend of traditional Steamed Sencha, Wuyi Cliff Oolong and Puerh teas, Tava Tea drinkers report burning an increase of 2.5 more calories than with regular green tea alone.
If you are a purist and prefer a more traditional green tea, – Tava Tea could be the one for you.
Cho-Yung Weight Loss Tea
Cho-Yung uses the highest grade Oolong tea combined with various herbal and plant extracts that include Gynostemma Pentaphyllum ‘the immortality herb’ to make a unique fat burning formulation.
For those who prefer a herbal tea or would like a combination of both green and herbal tea,
Cho-Yung might be the best option for you.