This article is all about the benefits and role of green tea in weight loss. Read some facts about it based on some researches conducted by a team of experts worldwide.
I will also talk about my experience with green tea and how it helped me with my weight loss. So, let’s get started.
Before you start consuming green tea, it’s better to know a bit about what is green tea.
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What is green tea?
Green tea is a kind of tea made of a special kind of leaves which are not undergone an oxidation process. These leaves are called Camellia sinensis. It is kind of shrub and it’s leaf buds are used in making green tea.
It is said that green tea was originated in China and since then it has become a global brand of the most powerful health drink.
Once you got a little overview of what green tea is. Let me show you some facts and benefits of green tea for weight loss.
Green tea is believed to be the healthiest drink ever that not only helps in fat burning but has numerous health benefits as well.
Below are some facts and benefits of green tea which you can read point by point and gain some information before you incorporate it into your diet.
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There are numerous health benefits of green tea. Below is the list of some of the green tea benefits.
Green tea benefits:
- Green tea contains a compound called “caffeine” which helps aid the fat burning process and even increases your workout performance.
- It has a good content of antioxidants known as “catechins” which increases the number of antioxidants in your blood. For those who do not know what antioxidants are – These are compounds that are found in foods and also produced in the human body and defend human cells from harmful effects caused by free radicals.
- EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), is a catechin found in abundance in tea which helps boost metabolism.
- Caffeine and Catechine found in green tea both help boost metabolism
- These compounds also boost the fat burning process by breaking fat cells and pour into your bloodstream.
- Based on a study, green tea before a workout burned 17% more fat than those who drink some other time. You can check this trusted link for more info here.
- Some studies have shown that EGCG can help burn more calories and increase metabolism.
Some reports stated that green tea is helpful in curing some deadly diseases like cancer, heart disease, and liver disease. It is because of the catechin content in it.
Even its effects were tested on animals for catechin’s effects on their bodies and biological actions.
Also, the test was conducted on humans and found that it was helpful for type II diabetes, burn fat and other cardiovascular diseases. You can read the whole report from this trusted article here
What are the side effects of green tea?
Overdoing anything is not good and the same applies to green tea consumption. In general, green tea has no side effects but overconsumption may lead to stomach issues, headache, anxiety, etc.
It is never recommended to over-consume any drink with caffeine content in it. Green tea has caffeine in it and over-drinking may cause some issues as mentioned above. But, if you are drinking in the recommended quantity, it is best the drink for your health.
How to prepare green tea for weight loss?
If you are wondering to know, how to make green tea for weight loss then I will share with you the way I prepare.
Preparation of your green tea depends on what kind of product variants you have, tea bags or leaves. Below are the preparation methods of green tea based on the type of green tea at your home.
If you are confused as to which brand of green tea is best for weight loss. I wrote about it at the end of this article. You can go through it.
Green tea preparation is very simple and you need to follow some simple steps and your cup of green tea will be ready in no time.
Ways to prepare green tea for weight loss
Here are two ways with two variants of green tea (Leaves and bags)
Ingredients for green tea preparation (Leaves Variant)
- Water (1 cup)
- Green tea leaves (1 teaspoon)
- Honey (1 teaspoon)
- Mint leaves or tulsi leaves(3 or 4 leaves) or ginger based on your preference.
- Lemon (4 to 5 drops)
Method of green tea preparation
Take a small utensil to boil a cup of water. Warm water till it starts boiling. Once it is boiled enough, turn off your stove.
Tip: Never put green tea leaves in boiling water because it can lose its nutrients value.
Now take a teaspoon of green tea leaves and put into the utensil and cover it with a lid for 3 to 4 minutes.
Now pour it into a cup and add fresh mint or tulsi leaves into it. Add honey and lemon juice and mix well with a small spoon. Your fresh healthy green tea is ready to drink.
How to prepare green tea: A recipe video
Here is the video explaining how to make green tea for weight loss.
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Green tea bags
It’s, even more, easier preparing compared to leaves variant. It is on your choice wither you want to prepare with all fresh home ingredients below or put directly bags into warm water.
Let me show you how I prepare. The preparation of the green tea with the bag variant is very similar to the leaves variant. The only difference is you put bags instead of leaves into your cup
Ingredients for green tea preparation (Tea Bag Variant)
- Water (1 cup)
- Green tea bag(1 bag)
- Honey (1 teaspoon)
- Mint leaves or tulsi leaves(3 to 4 leaves) or ginger based on your preference.
- Lemon (4 to 5 drops)
Method of green tea preparation
Take a small utensil to boil a cup of water. Warm water till it starts boiling. Once it is boiled enough, turn off the stove.
Now pour it into a teacup and put a bag of your favorite green tea into it. Add fresh mint or tulsi leaves into it. Add honey and lemon juice and mix well with a small spoon.
Your fresh healthy green tea is ready to drink. You can enjoy it reading your favorite book.
How to drink green tea? – Best time to drink green tea.
Having gathered all my little researches about the benefits of green tea for weight loss, I decided to add this tea to my diet.
I tried my best to get the max effect of this tea in my weight loss journey by consuming it at the right time and quantity as suggested by experts.
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Best time to drink green tea
As you can see from the reports on the benefits of green tea above which says “green tea before a workout burned 17% more fat than those who drink some other time”. So. the best time to drink green tea is before a workout for weight loss.
As per the report, for the best effect, I started drinking green tea before the workout to increase metabolism and burn more fat effectively.
How much green tea should I drink?
How many times to drink green tea in a day? You can drink up to 3 to 4 cups of green tea in a day. I prefer drinking 2 cups, 1 cup before going to a brisk walk in the evening and one cup after lunch in the afternoon.
Which green tea is best for weight loss?
There are many green tea brands out there in the market. It is a little difficult to answer “Which brand of green tea is best for weight loss?”.
I have tried almost all popular brands but my favorite is “Organic India” green tea & had it throughout my weight loss journey and still drinking.
The world nowadays switching their eating preferences to organic, so why not drink green tea, organic. I will share with you the link to the tea below which you can order online and add in your diet to burn your extra fat.
Link to the green tea: Click Here
Green tea weight loss before and after
If you ask me what is the effects of green tea on my body transformations, I would say, it is not only green tea which helped me in my weight loss but other factors also contributed as well. You have to be very particular about your diet and workouts.
If you are drinking green tea as recommended by experts which I already wrote in this article, it will definitely help you burn extra fat. You can read about my weight loss journey with green tea here
Green tea weight loss review
This is my personal review about the benefits of green tea drinking, green tea is beneficial in your weight loss as long as you’re eating in your calorie budget and working out properly.
It has a great role in your fat loss but you can not rely completely on it for your weight loss. You need to be very consistent and disciplined about your daily diet and also track it carefully.
I have seen its effect in digesting the food I eat. As I stated, my favorite time of consuming this tea is right before evening walk to help burn more calories and increase metabolism based on the information I gathered.
Throughout my journey, I never missed drinking my favorite cup of green tea and I have really seen its effect on my weight loss and even found myself more energetic while working out.
You will see it’s effect after you add in your diet. For first-timers, consuming this may be a little difficult because of its bitter taste but as you start drinking this tea for a few weeks you will not have problems and will feel very comfortable drinking.
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Green tea weight loss results
Green tea weight loss results can happen if you are working out well, eating in your daily calorie budget, controlling carbs intake and drinking enough water. Drinking green tea alone is not enough if you are on your weight loss journey.
You can read about my weight loss journey with green tea here
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I tried my best to gather all valuable suggestions about green tea and referred some good websites like (HealthLine.com, Wikipedia etc)