Tuesday, December 7

How Does Green Tea Cause Weight Loss?

Powerful polyphenols called catechins mediate green tea’s anti-obesogenic effects. According to numerous experiments, green tea catechins can arrest lipogenesis or fat creation in humans.

In a Taiwanese study, researchers were able to observe among 1103 adults that those who drank tea at least once a week for more than 10 years had 20% less body fat and 2% lower visceral fat compared to those who hardly consumed any tea. Likewise, a cohort study that followed 4,280 Dutch females for 14 years noted an inverse relationship between catechin intake and body mass index.

Numerous studies have probed into the various ways green tea consumption positively affects body weight. To keep the results from getting skewed participants were asked not to change their normal food intake or regular activities. Most of these studies made the same observation: that those who consumed catechin-rich green tea for 3 months not only lowered their bad cholesterol but also ended up slimmer in terms of body weight, waist and hip proportion, and body fat mass. Researchers also saw that catechins in green tea can aid in the nutritional prevention and treatment of modern, life-threatening diseases such as obesity.

It Enables You to Burn More Energy

The total amount of energy you burn if you did nothing but sleep all day is called resting energy expenditure (REE). It is the amount of daily energy your body spends in order to maintain basic biological functions. Some of this energy is used for heat production— thermogenesis. Thermogenesis is partially dependent on the food we eat. Some foods can induce greater heat production in the body than others. Foods that can increase your REE by way of increased body heat production are called thermogenic foods.

One French experiment found out that the daily administration of green tea capsules can cause an increase in REE by inducing thermogenesis. The 10 healthy male participants were all treated with green tea extract, caffeine, and placebo on separate occasions. They experienced a 4% increase in their REE after taking green tea capsules. This increase was not observed after taking caffeine or placebo.

In another study, 31 men and women were instructed to drink 3 servings of green tea a day. After three days, they experienced an REE increase of 4-8%, which is equivalent to 100 more calories burned per day. What the study strongly suggests is that green tea can deliver great weight loss results when habitually consumed in conjunction with a balanced diet and regular physical activity.

It Helps You Maintain Your Weight Loss
The powerful ways green tea affects the metabolic rate are of particular benefit to those who want to lose weight and keep if off in the long haul. It is true that a fast metabolism enables you to lose weight, but the further you lose weight, the slower your metabolism unfortunately becomes. This is because on a large part, your metabolic rate is determined by your weight.

As you lose weight, your metabolism slackens and you reach what is called a weight loss plateau where you seem unable to lose more weight. Your trudging metabolism also makes it difficult for you to maintain your weight loss. This is where a metabolism booster can help. Since green tea raises your REE it can also keep your metabolic rate from plummeting. Steady weight loss is then achieved. This has been established by various reports on studies demonstrating the efficacy of regular green tea consumption in successful weight maintenance.

by Matthew Constantin


Hannah said...

What a great article about green tea and it's properties that help with weight reduction. Apart from the weight reducing properties it has, it also helps in protection against cancer and reduces the risk of stroke. I remember reading research citing that three cups of green tea cut the risk of stroke by a whopping 21%. Apart from the Far East, medicinal properties of green tea have made it really popular in North America, and more and more people are brewing it on a daily basis to stay fit and healthy.

Hannah Gilmore
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Hi! I’m Hannah, and I have been working on the Delta Labs research team for about a year now. My areas of expertise are in Prenatal & Postnatal health and wellness. While I love to talk about these topics with ya'll, I should remind you that the views expressed are my personal opinions, and you should always seek the expertise of your physician before starting any new exercise or supplement regimen.

Healthtec Software said...

Yes it is related to weight loss and it is very good for the health in general also.It helps burn cholesterol too.EMR

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池野子井 said...

Great post. im also a green tea enthusiast and write about green tea a lot. Green tea sure does help to lose weight. Here's what i think on the same topic;

Neeraj Bisaria said...

Obviously Green tea helps in losing weight in a great manner. I have read somewhere that theanine in green tea helps lose weight play a role. In studies conducted in animals, giving theanine increases your metabolism and lose weight, body fat and triglycerides (blood fats).