Science Confirms This is the One Drink to Take You From Overweight to Slim

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The most potent catechin in green tea is EGCG, the powerhouse compound that’s responsible for most of green tea’s weight loss properties. In addition to revving your metabolism and boosting the breakdown of fat, EGCG can also block the formation of new fat cells. One study found that men who drank green tea containing 136 milligrams of EGCG lost twice as much weight than a placebo group and four times as much belly fat over the course of three months. The amount of EGCG in green tea varies, but the average brewable tea contains 25-86 mg per serving. For more EGCG, opt for matcha green tea; the nutrient could be as much as 137 times greater in powdered matcha. There’s a reason green tea is one of our best teas for weight loss.


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An increase in blood sugar can make you gain weight; not only can high blood sugar trigger your body to store glucose as fat, it can also lead to unhealthy cravings and a drop in energy. Luckily, green tea may be able to help even everything out. Polish researchers found that the antioxidants in green tea limit the total amount of carbs absorbed by your body after a meal, which ultimately improves sugar metabolism.


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Working out on its own is beneficial for weight loss; although diet plays more of a role than exercise, physical activity still has weight-loss benefits such as burning calories, building fat-burning lean muscle, and revving your metabolism. When paired with green tea, however, it’s an even more powerful fat-fighter. In a recent 12-week study, participants who drank 4-5 cups of green tea each day along with a 25-minute sweat session lost an average of two more pounds than the non-tea-drinking exercisers. Looks like green tea might be the only pre-workout beverage you need!


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Working out is an essential part of any weight-loss plan, but soreness and recovering from an intense workout may keep people out of the gym longer than they want to. That’s where green tea comes in; Brazilian scientists found that study participants who consumed three cups of the beverage every day for a week had fewer markers of the cell damage caused by resistance to exercise. So it’s worth enjoying a cup of green tea before and after a workout.


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Even if you’re not eating your best, green tea could help target fat. Chinese researchers found that green tea significantly lowers the concentration of triglycerides, the potentially dangerous fat found in the flood, even with a fatty diet. The same study also found that people who consumed green tea had lower belly fat.

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