Green tea is consumed in China since ancient times, thanks to its therapeutic properties. While the benefits are many, in recent years has been investigated for its potential positive effects for weight loss and help you lose weight faster.
Next to white tea and red tea, green tea is the most popular variety of tea, not only because it has many medicinal properties, but also because being included in a weight loss diet enhances weight loss naturally. The question is, how do you do it?
How do you manage to lose weight drinking green tea?
Well, you drink green tea on a daily basis incorporate a rich source of catechin polyphenols, especially epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). This is the most active form of catechins, and responsible for all its antioxidant properties, antiinflmatory and effects on metabolism.
Apparently these catechins with caffeine green tea also contains substances would be responsible for you to increase metabolic rate and use more quickly acumulandas fat in adipose tissue.
These benefits associated with weight loss are not the only ones, as this variety of tea also helps to reduce and treat the most common complications that can lead to overweight, such as dyslipidemia and diabetes.
How it helps to treat metabolic diseases associated with obesity?
Diabetes. Green tea catechins promote the formation of insulin, which increases a hormone known as “adiponectin” improving insulin resistance. Even it assessed their effect drinking it in conjunction with medications for diabetes, achieving control levels of blood glucose.
Dyslipidemia. It contains catechins that green tea help reduce both total cholesterol and LDL cholesterol and triglycerides or bad blood. Although, it was also noted that increases production of HDL cholesterol or good, thanks to its antioxidant action.
An interesting study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, showed that the combination of green tea consumption, resveratrol-rich foods, foods with vitamin C and vitamin E, along with foods rich in omega-3 improved antioxidant function. To the extent that adiponectin levels rose, increased metabolism and reduced the chances that the arteries become clogged, thus preventing possible cardiovascular disease.
One of the diets that takes into account the combination of these foods is the Mediterranean diet. In other words, if you include green tea in such a diet or within a balanced diet can not only lose weight but also take care of your quality of life.
When it is better to consume green tea for weight loss?
As you can well, drink three cups, both cold and hot. Distribute as follows: a cup at breakfast, and the other two between meals. Even if you wish you can prepare different dishes such as iced green tea or green tea biscuits. This way you get their full potential, minimizing potential adverse effects.
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