Many experts nowadays are recognizing the benefits of green tea. Because of this, it is slowly becoming prominent not only in Asia but also in the western world and Europe as well. Among its many claimed benefits is in weight loss. As you may know, many people are looking for healthy and effective ways lose pounds.
But is green tea ideal for losing weight?
Well, for one thing, green tea is actually made from a natural ingredient or a plant known as camellia sinensis, which commonly grows in China and some parts of Asia. So basically, you can be sure that it is safe.
Now, when it comes to weight loss, several studies were conducted in Edinburgh which involves a group of individuals between the ages of 19 to 37. These individuals were recommended not to make changes in their diet. They were also asked to drink up to four cups of green tea per day for the next 14 day. The studies showed that drinking green tea the reduction of total cholesterol, body fat and body weight.
With further studies in a different location and time, experts also found out that one of its components, which is EGCG or epigallocatechin gallate can activate enzymes that are able to dissolved excess chemicals that form the excess fats in the body.
Green tea was also proven to have high thermogenetic properties which can stimulate a person’s metabolism. As you know, once your metabolism is well-stimulated, it is easier to lose pounds. These thermogenetic properties are also able to help people lose excess water in their body and aid in the conversion of fat to energy.
In addition, green tea can also promote healthy bone density and cognitive functions. Now, when you’re exercising to lose weight, having an ideal bone density can really help a lot. Aside from losing pounds, green tea can also help people avoid different types of ailments such as heart attacks, Parkinson’s disease, tension headaches, cancer and more.
Plus, if green tea is mixed with other exercises and relaxation techniques such as meditation, who knows what health benefits you can get aside from weight loss. Now, to know more about meditation, go to www.meditate.com.au or www.meditate.com.au/blog.
The author is a health care specialist that deals studies on the subject of alternative medicine.