Green tea is an infusion widely known for its medicinal properties, and its benefits for those who need to lose weight. If you’re one of these people, you might like to know how you can activate the metabolism with this infusion, thanks to the polyphenols it contains and involved in the process of losing weight in a healthy way.
Infusions may be a natural complement to the treatment of obesity or overweight, but green tea occupies a special place. Many are the medicinal properties of this tea and there are many benefits offered to those who, like you, want and need to lose weight.
Thermogenic properties of green tea
One of the most important compounds are the green tea polyphenols. There are different in that tea polyphenols, the most abundant epicatechin-3-gallate or EGCG. It is estimated that a cup of green tea can contain 100 to 200 mg of the polyphenol.
These substances act on the body by activating the metabolism. How? Well, polyphenols exert an antioxidant action that increase caloric expenditure, and helps fat for energy using that form adipose tissue.
By increasing metabolism, thermogenic effect, in turn, produces more power at the expense of fat accumulated in the body increases.
In the following video you can see in more detail how green tea works on your body to make you lose weight.
Taking green tea to speed up metabolism
To activate the metabolism with green tea, you can drink both cold and hot breakfast, lunch or snacks. It is suggested between 2-3 cups of green tea in the diet to lose weight that you carry out.
You can drink it alone or combined with other ingredients in smoothies, slushies and other recipes. In the video below you can see three recipes with green tea.
We note that, for the results are effective and healthy, you should also have a balanced diet low in calories.
What are the contraindications green tea?
Like any infusion may cause certain side effects, to which you must be careful. Therefore before drinking, please consult your doctor.