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    Green Tea/Herbal Tea
    An_198325 posted:
    Does green tea really help to lose wight? Is there any right way to drink it for its effect to be maximum? Like is it necessary to drink it while its hot or it should be taken without sugar and other stuff like that because I hate green tea but my friend told me that its a very good way to boost your metabolism and lose weight, so even if i do take it I want it to get cold so that i can swallow the whole cup in one gulp.....i hate it.
    Elaine Magee, MPH, RD responded:
    Great question and yes, green tea is suggested as having plant compounds that are suspected of having some weight loss benefits. Tea, particularly green/white, are one of the 10 synergy superfoods in my book, FOOD SYNERGY.

    Best way to drink it is unsweetened and green or white has more of the plant compounds than black tea (in general) and it appears that adding milk to tea may block the ability of your body to absorb some of these helpful plant compounds.

    Also I suggest drinking some in the morning and then toward the end of the day since their compounds have a 4 hour half life so if you spread it out through the day, you are helping your body have an almost constant flow of these helpful plant compounds over a 24 hour period.
    kidsurgeon replied to Elaine Magee, MPH, RD's response:
    So is it necessary to drink it while its hot?

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