Green Tea, Weight Loss and Healthy Lifestyle
Green tea has been part of the traditional Asian diet for centuries. Asian peoples have long believed that drinking green tea daily is the key to a long and healthy life. Now it's a proven scientific fact: green tea's natural active ingredients enhance human health, increase longevity, and aid in WEIGHT LOSS.
Both green and black teas come from the leaves of the Camellia Sinensis plant. The differences begin in how they are processed. Black tea is processed through fermentation, which is what turns the leaf dark in color and creates the strong flavor. Unfortunately, all this processing breaks down the natural properties of the leaf, stripping it of its main health benefits. Green tea leaves, however, are the least processed of all the teas. The leaves are steamed, rolled, and naturally dried, preserving its natural green color and all of the natural antioxidants contained in the leaf.
Weight Loss with Green Tea
New scientific evidence has linked the natural antioxidant in green tea, epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), to enhanced caloric burn, increased metabolism, and oxidizing visceral fat. Green tea leaves contain some of the highest levels of polyphenols of any plant, including some found only in green tea.
What are polyphenols?
Polyphenols are natural compounds that are found in fruits and vegetables and that act as health-enhancing antioxidants in the human body. Green tea leaves contain some of the highest levels of polyphenols of any plant, including some found only in green tea. WeightDrops natural green tea extract is higher in antioxidant properties than any other formula or product. Simply using WeightDrops once daily provides all of the powerful antioxidant properties of drinking many cups of green tea throughout the day, in addition to its powerful fat burning effects.
In recent studies, participants who used a special green tea extract burned fat at a significantly higher rate than subjects who were not given the extract. In one key study, ten male subjects were given doses of green tea extract with meals. Control subjects were given equal doses of caffeine or placebo with the same regulation of meals. At the end of the study, the men who took green tea extract had experienced a much greater fat oxidation than either of the other two control groups.
A researcher points out that "there are only two ways to treat obesity: reduce energy intake (i.e., dieting), or increase energy expenditure." According to their analysis, green tea extract seems to perform the latter function, although the mechanisms behind its action remain unclear.
The researchers note, however, that green tea extract contains a high amount of catechin polyphenols. These compounds may work with other chemicals to increase levels of fat oxidation and thermogenesis, where the body burns fuel such as fat to create heat.
Green tea contains three major fat burning components: EGCG, theanine, and caffeine. Green tea not only burns fat, but burns fat specifically in the abdominal region! In a 2004 study, one set of mice were given a diet with 2% green tea powder, while a second set was put on a controlled diet for 16 weeks. At the end of the study, the mice on the green tea diet had reduced their visceral fat by 76.8%! Visceral fat is the fat contained in the tissues that line the viscera (intestines) and stomach.
The health benefits of Green Tea have been extensively researched. As the scientific community has increased its awareness on the health benefits of the Green Tea Leaf and its extracts, it has in turn increased its studies. The findings show many preventative and protective qualities that go up against diseases ranging from osteoperosis, to alzheimers.
More Health Benefits
The list of health benefits from Green tea is extensive and impressive to say the least. To start, the antioxidants help in the prevention of many cancers including, but not limited to breast, ovarian, colorectal, esophageal, liver, lung, pancreatic, prostate, skin, stomach, and even leukemia.
It has been known to protect and promote heart, kidney, and brain health. Did you know that Green Tea contains fluorine that helps prevent cavities and strengthens teeth. It is also said to be able to kill oral bacteria that may cause bad breath.
Claimed Health Benefits of Green Tea