Does Green Tea Help In Losing Weight? – Part 1

April 23, 2013 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Cup of Green Tea

Want to lose weight? Research shows that green tea can help by boosting your metabolism to burn more fat. We’ll show you how you can use green tea for weight loss.

Green tea has been a popular weight loss solution ever since Dr. Nicholas Perricone told viewers of the Oprah Winfrey Show that you could lose 10 pounds in six weeks simply by substituting the coffee you drink with green tea. Is that true?

Here is a partial transcript of the discussion between Oprah and Dr. Perricone:

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“Oprah: Now I’ve read in your book that you said if I just replaced coffee with green tea instead, that I could lose 10 pounds in six weeks.

Dr. Perricone: Absolutely.

Oprah: Now really. How could that — what is the big deal about this?

Dr Perricone: Coffee has organic acids that raise your blood sugar, raise insulin. Insulin puts a lock on body fat. When you switch over to green tea, you get your caffeine, you’re all set, but you will drop your insulin levels and body fat will fall very rapidly. So 10 pounds in six weeks, I will guarantee it.

Oprah: I’m gonna do that. OK. That is so good! Whoo! That is great.”

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It’s mostly true. Medical research shows that green tea can actually help you lose weight! It just works a little more slowly than Dr. Perricone suggested.

 

How Much Weight Can You Really Expect To Lose?

If Dr. Perricone was exaggerating, what’s the real truth about green tea and weight loss?

For starters, green tea has zero calories, which makes it a smart beverage choice. It’s much better than soft drinks or coffee with cream and sugar.

But more importantly, drinking green tea gives your metabolism a boost that causes your body to burn more fat. You can think of it as melting fat and converting it to energy.

So, how many pounds can you lose by simply drinking green tea for weight loss?

The metabolism boost is only a temporary effect, and it’s not huge. While some studies have shown more dramatic results, a 2010 report by researchers at the University of Connecticut looked at fifteen previous studies and concluded that the average person’s green tea weight loss was about 3 pounds over a 12 week period. Each pound is 3,500 calories, so that’s about 1 pound a month, or a little more than 100 calories per day.

That may not sound like much, but it adds up to about 12 pounds each year. Since the average person gains a few pounds per year after age 20, losing 12 pounds a year is actually pretty great!

 

How Much Green Tea Should You Drink?

The amount of beneficial compounds in green tea can vary, depending on the tea. But most studies suggest that drinking 3 -4 cups of green tea per day is the right amount — that’s the typical amount that people drink in Asia.

You shouldn’t go overboard and drink much more than 4 cups per day. Some research has suggested that too much green tea might increase liver toxicity, although a 2009 study by German researchers found no danger to your liver. But until more studies are done, stick to 4 cups a day or less.

You should also note that green tea contains caffeine — about half the amount of black tea and one quarter the amount of coffee.

So if you have trouble sleeping, you should avoid green tea in the afternoon and evening.

Want to start off on the route toward good health? Purchase NE Hut’s Organic Green Tea.

http://www.healthfitnessexperts.com/how-to-use-green-tea-for-weight-loss/

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