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    elham71 posted:
    Advantages of Drinking Green Tea for Weight Loss:
    1) Green tea revs up your metabolism
    A study reported on in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that green tea extract resulted in a significant increase in energy expenditure (a metabolism 'boost').
    The researchers also concluded that that over a 24-hour period, green tea extract increases the metabolic rate by 4%. These effects are probably due to the high concentrations of catechin polyphenols found in green tea. These work to help intensify levels of fat oxidation and thermogenesis (the rate at which your body burns calories).
    2) Green tea inhibits fat absorption and helps glucose regulation
    Experts tell us that the catechins in green tea help to inhibit the movement of glucose into fat cells. Green tea may also act as al glucose regulator. It helps to slow the rise in blood sugar after a meal. This prevents high insulin spikes (lots of insulin promotes fat storage) and the subsequent fat storage.
    3) Green tea may help reduce appetite
    scientists at the University of Chicago found that green tea caused rats to lose up to 21 percent of their body weight. Rats injected with a green tea extract lost their appetites and consumed up to 60 percent less food after seven days of daily injections. This may have something to do with the blood sugar regulating effects of green tea.
    4) Green tea can help you save calories on your morning brew.

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    katellawellnesscenter responded:
    I do agree with you that having green tea daily reduces fats and helps in weight loss. It accelerate metabolism by 4%, and this amounts to only 100 calories a day thus they do not provide fast results like some other weight loss products. But yes it can help you lose weight without compromising your health.


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