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How is green tea good for you?

I drink it a lot because magazines and things say it is good for you because of its antioxidants. But I’ve heard that it causes weight loss too. What does green tea have to do with weight loss?

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5 Responses to “How is green tea good for you?”

  1. joseph m said :

    its good 4 ur skin

  2. poopyman said :

    it cleanses the inside of your body and gets rid of that extra waste which causes weight loss. plus it has low calorie which is healthier than other juices or sodas. plus its tea! herbal tea are supose to be good for you!

  3. Kevin G said :

    This is the article I found on the weight loss benefits of green and Oolong Tea’s, hope it answers your question…

    Antioxidant in Green Tea Benefits Weight Loss

    Green Tea Weight Loss,Green tea epigallacatechin gallate ( The compound known as EGCG ), a key element in polyphenol antioxidant contained in green tea, benefits weight loss by helping the body burn fat. A study in Switzerland found drinking the equivalent of 2-3 cups of green tea daily caused the participants to burn 80 extra calories each day, without increasing their heart rates and factoring out the tea’s caffeine content.

    Other More Key Benefits of Green Tea Besides Weight Loss

    Polyphenols are a group of naturally occurring plant chemicals with very high antioxidant potential. Antioxidants are substances that protect the body from free radicals, which are special molecules and fragments of molecules that can damage your body from a cellular level.
    Free radicals hurt the body by making you more vulnerable to degenerative diseases like cancer and heart disease.
    Antioxidants help by deactivating the free radicals and minimizing the amount of damage they have done or will do.

    The many health benefits of green tea, all of which have been demonstrated in scientific studies,include

    Cancer protection.
    Cholesterol reduction.
    Blood pressure reduction.
    Antibacterial and antiviral activity .
    Protection against radiation.
    Reduction of body fat.
    Reduction of blood sugar .
    Polyphenols, High Richest in Green Tea Beverage.

    The basic difference between green tea and black tea (the more commonly seen variety) is in the fermentation. Green tea leaves are preserved by various techniques such as steaming and baking right after being picked; whereas black tea leaves are exposed to the air for a length of time and then processed. This method gives green tea its unique color and also helps retain one vital resource – the polyphenol.

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    Green Tea’s Dosage Recommendation

    Typical dosage recommendations are for 125-500 mg/day – preferably of an extract standardized to at least 60% polyphenols and/or EGCG as a marker compound (this should be equivalent to 4-10 cups of brewed green tea).

    Green tea, besides, a typical beverage around the world, provides numerous health benefits as well as its weight loss properties. Consuming green tea or green tea extract can help you lose weight, and at the same time provide all these extra benefits.

    Wu long tea ( oolong) weight loss
    Wu long tea burns 1.57 times more calories than green tea…
    Drinking two cups of Wu long tea every day helps shed stubborn pounds by boosting your metabolism.

  4. rainy27 said :

    There are lots of health benefits of green tea. Here are a few:

    Boosts Metabolism
    Aids in Weight Loss
    Clears Skin
    Prevents Heart Disease
    Prevents Cancer
    Low Caffeine Level
    Lowers Cholesterol
    Contains highest level of EGCG, the powerful antioxidant

    Also, green tea might prevent skin cancer:

    Green tea has been shown to fight leukemia:

  5. Kate said :

    Elle B

    Studies are showing that green tea benefits and boosts your metabolism. This is great for weight loss. It has lots of things in it that can greatly boost our body’s metabolism and help shed excess weight.

    Drinking tea early in the morning will help you find lots of energy for the whole day. Green tea helps prevents cardio vascular disorders like heart disease and hypertension too. But for weight loss it is a good one.


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