Does Green Tea Help In Losing Weight? – Part 3

April 25, 2013 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Cup of Green Tea

Do Green Tea Extract Supplements Work, Too?

If you really don’t like green tea or if you don’t have time to brew it, you can actually get the same weight loss benefits from green tea extract supplements. A 2010 study by Oklahoma State University researchers found that both freshly brewed green tea and extract supplements provided the same body weight and BMI (body mass index) reductions.

However, the researchers also found that some other green tea health benefits came only from the freshly brewed tea and not from the supplements.

Which is why NE Hut’s Organic Green Tea uses nothing but the freshest top 2 – 3 leaves from each plant; unlike a lot of commercially available green tea products even from mega companies which use green tea dust, extracts and flavors. Purchase NE Hut’s Organic Green Tea today and drink the wholesome goodness!

Research Studies Show It Really Works

The Chinese have been drinking green tea for thousands of years. In recent years, it’s become popular all around the world and both eastern and western scientists have done a great deal of research on the health benefits of green tea, including numerous studies confirming that green tea really can help you lose weight.

For example, the 2010 Oklahoma State study mentioned above looked at obese test subjects and concluded that drinking four cups of green tea or taking two extract supplements per day for 8 weeks resulted in “significantly decreased body weight and BMI,” averaging about 5.5 pounds per person.

Looking at obese patients trying to lose weight with exercise, researchers in a 2009 Indiana study found that test subjects who took green tea catechins combined with caffeine (about equivalent to 4 cups of green tea per day) lost more weight than those who took only caffeine. And, the green tea subjects had larger reductions in their stomach fat.

In one of the most cited studies, published in a 2005 issue of The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Japanese researchers studied 38 healthy men with varying weights and BMI’s, giving half of them regular oolong tea and half of them oolong tea with added green tea catechins. After 12 weeks, all the men experienced some weight loss, but the subjects who got the green tea catechins had about double the weight loss and double the decrease in BMI and waist circumference. The green tea extracts made a big difference.

Finally, researchers working on the previously mentioned 2010 University of Connecticut study looked at fifteen prior studies that included 1,243 test subjects, and they saw “statistically significant reductions” in body weight, BMI, and waist circumference for subjects that either drank green tea or took supplements with the equivalent amount of green tea catechins and caffeine. Those researchers saw a reduction of about one pound per month.

It should be noted that the UConn researchers thought that the weight loss results were not “clinically relevant” when compared to “pharmacologic weight-loss products on the market.” But we disagree.

As we’ve said, you won’t get dramatic results from green tea. But it can be a very helpful part of any weight-loss plan. And considering the many other health benefits of green tea, losing one pound a month seems like a very nice bonus.

Green Tea: Drink Up!

So, add green tea to your daily routine. If weight loss is your primary goal, you can go with green tea extract supplements. But since freshly brewed green tea also provides a long list of additional health benefits, we’d suggest skipping the pills and brewing yours fresh. Switching to zero-calorie green tea from other calorie-rich drinks is a double bonus — you eliminate calories in your diet while boosting your metabolism. And you’ll get all the other green tea health benefits, too!

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

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