GREEN TEA FOR WEIGHT LOSS
All teas generally come from the same family of plants, Camellia sinensis. Green tea is differentiated from drying a generally lightly processed tea leaf without undergoing withering and oxidation. This is compared to black and other teas which are heavily processed through curing and fermentation, transforming some of its chemicals into more complex forms. Although these processed plants have been shown to be better for boosting your energy, they are less effective in helping you lose weight and other nutritional benefits.
Here are some important tidbits about the benefits of green tea:
Green tea is rich in the enzyme catechol-O-methyl transferase which is known to speed up metabolism. With increased metabolism, your body will burn more calories at the same level of physical activity.
Less absorption of fat
Green tea has been shown to inhibit lipolysis. This means that fats in your body from food you eat is not broken down, and therefore not absorbed by your intestines. Since fat is not absorbed, you do not gain weight.
Less risk for cardiovascular disease
Green tea has been shown to be associated with a decrease in risk of death from many cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure and stroke. This is mainly because of decreased fats in the circulatory system which is the common cause of these diseases.
Better sugar control
Green tea has been shown to improve the control of sugar levels in people suffering from diabetes. It s believed that aside from affecting body levels of fat, chemicals in green tea also improve the way our body processes sugars and help us not absorb and eliminate these sugars from our systems.