Green Tea

Green tea has been used in ancient medicine for ages for the purpose of weight loss. But new-age medicine has only recently made the discovery of its many benefits. This has resulted in green tea becoming a favorite drink for weight watchers everywhere. The drink also has a number of other nutritional values and is recommended by doctors all over the world.

How green tea works

Green tea is a great antioxidant that helps in improving metabolism. With the right kind of metabolism, the body is able to create more energy from the food and drink consumed. It contains catechins flavonoids which enhances the rate of metabolism. Studies have shown that the caffeine content in green tea has a small positive effect on people attempting to lose weight. Particularly the catechins called epigallocatechin gallate or EGCGis responsible for increasing metabolism.

This catechins prevent the hormone norepinephrine from breaking down. When it is prevented, the amount increases and helps in the breaking down of fat. Along with following a regular exercise regime and diet plan, it is essential to drink green tea on a regular basis. Together all these will have a positive impact on your health because the catechins will help in increasing the fat burning rate.

Recommended dosage

Ideally, you should consume at least two to three cups of green tea daily. However, the exact amount of tea varies from person to person and depends on the amount of weight loss targeted. Brewing the tea is not very difficult but while boiling you must ensure that you do not do it too much because that will destroy the catechins. For best results, boil the water for some time and then pour it on the tea leaves. Allow it to brew for almost a minute so that the color and catechins are just released. Once that is done, remove the tea leaves and drink it.

Type of green teas available

There are various kinds of green tea available in the market, but they basically do the same thing. Since it is a natural diuretic it helps in the retention of fluids in the body. It has been observed that drinking green tea can bring down the fat percentage in the body by almost 19. A particular variety of green tea leaves called matcha leaves are believed to be more nutritious and dissolve as you prepare the tea.

When can you drink?

Men and women aiming for weight loss with green tea should try to drink it after meals because it will increase the rate of metabolism. The concoction will lead to the production of more gastric juices. So, if you have a sensitive stomach then do not consume it after meals. It should be avoided around bedtime, but you can always have one cup in the morning and once in the evening. Consuming at least twice is good enough if you are aiming to lose weight.

Drinking green tea can lead to weight loss but not in cases where the weight is too much. However, you should try all the strategies together so that substantial weight loss can result. You will need to exercise regularly and also stick to the diet regimes organized by a professional Indian Nutritionist. This process of weight loss can bear results when continued over long periods of time rather than in bursts.


Green tea is beneficial not just weight loss but also beneficial when taken over a long period of time. the antioxidants loaded in the tea also aid in battling cancer, reduction of diabetes, enhancing brain function, and reducing heart diseases. The polyphenols present in green tea also help in the reduction of inflammations. The antioxidants help in reducing the risk of breast cancer, prostate cancer, and also colorectal cancer. It also has been suggested that it prevents brain cells from aging. The brain cells can also be protected from diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

The catechins present in green tea is also helpful in reducing the chances of bad breath. The main cause of tooth decay is the presence of streptococcus mutans.  The presence of catechins in green tea is supposed to reduce the growth of the bacteria.

In conclusion, it can be said that drinking green tea on a daily basis is good for health and can offer relief from chronic diseases many of which might also stem from being heavyweight.

By parabodyfitmind

Paramjit Singh is a professional fitness expert and Sports Nutrition Specialist who has helped transformed hundreds of clients by scientific training and nutrition programs also a health and fitness blogger.