Green Tea: An Effective Drink For Weight Loss

By Divya G

Over the years, green tea has garnered widespread attention as the healthiest beverage on the planet. Green tea is loaded with natural plant compounds and antioxidants that may benefit your overall health. But there are studies and researches that claim that green tea could be the miracle potion that could help with weight loss. So, how does it work? Let’s find out. 

#1 Contains many beneficial compounds that may trigger weight loss

Caffeine is one of the compounds that is found in a good amount in green tea. Caffeine has been known to aid fat burning and improve overall exercise performance. This could lead to healthier and faster weight loss. On the other hand, green tea is rich in antioxidants known as catechins that have a powerful effect on your metabolism.  

#2 Can work up fat from fat cells 

Green tea contains an antioxidant known as EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) that can help in the breaking down of fat in the fat cell and move it into your bloodstream. EGCG helps in inhibiting the enzymes that are responsible for breaking down a fat-burning hormone known as norepinephrine. As a result, norepinephrine production increases and aids in fat loss. 

#3 Enhances metabolic rate 

As we are inhaling oxygen and exhaling CO2, our body is burning calories. This process goes on even when you are sitting down or sleeping. Green tea can help you in burning more calories by fastening the process. The extracts in green tea can help you cells that are performing millions of functions, increasing the metabolic rate. 

Green tea especially works to get rid of the abdominal fat. But regular consumption coupled with regular exercise can help you with overall fat loss.