Green Tea has become so much more than just a beverage. Today it is one of the most popular aids that dieters use to help them lose weight.
So what makes Green Tea so great?
It just happens that Green Tea has plenty of health benefits. It is packed full of powerful antioxidants called “Catechins” and “Polyphenols”.
This tea even helps delay the ageing process and fight wrinkles and sun spots that age us. This is probably one of the reasons the Japanese have such beautiful skin and look as youthful as this has been part of their daily diet for many centuries.
If you are drinking tea specifically for weight loss you will also need to eat healthily and exercise regularly. Just one pound of body fat equals 3500 calories, so to lose a pound a week you must try to eat less than 3500 calories each day. With diet and exercise you will need to try and burn at least 500 calories or more to lose a pound a week. Green Tea will aid in the burning of calories provided you stick to the diet. By drinking five cups of Green Tea a day you will burn 70-80 more calories than before. This is known as Thermogenesis which is the process in which heat is produced in organisms; it contains caffeine which speeds up the process. Although by drinking the tea alone you will not just drop excess pounds, but this will increase the process when used with a balanced diet and exercise program.
There are many weight loss teas to choose from.
Gourmet Chinese teas are a very good option. These totally organic teas reside in the mountains of China. In the Lion Peak Mountain you can find Xi Hun Longjing tea, Yellow Mountain (Moa Feng tea) And Lu Shan (Misty Cloud tea). These are all very tasty teas. There are about 700 different varieties of gourmet teas you can purchase.
If you are searching for a regular weight loss tea you will find plenty at your local supermarket or grocery store. You don’t need to travel to China to find a good Green Tea.
Snapple make a very healthy and delicious diet tea. This diet Green Tea contains a natural antioxidant called Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which you will only find in Green Tea. It gives your metabolism a kick start and will suppress your hunger; there are zero calories in Snapple diet tea. If you are looking for something a bit more interesting, Snapple also do a Green Apple white tea. This contains a little bit more caffeine in it for extra energy and will give you a kick.