Want to lose body fat? Want to lose it naturally and easily?
If so, keep reading cos today we’re talking Green Tea and how it’s considered one of the healthiest beverages on the planet and proven to help you lose body fat.
The secret lies in a compound in Green Tea called Polyphenols which helps you get lean. Hence, it’s become so popular as a drink.
As you know, there’s tons of health fads out there. Most are total nonsense, but Green Tea is one of the good guys and gets the thumbs up from me.
It’s been enjoyed for its taste and medicinal powers for 5000 years originating from China. It’s made from fresh leaves of the camellia sinensis plant and comes in various forms such as dried leaves, decaffeinated, capsules, and liquid preparations.
The secret behind the benefits lies in the powerful antioxidants it contains. Green, oolong, and black teas all come from the same plant but what makes green tea healthier is the way it’s processed. Green Tea is steamed as opposed to fermented. This prevents the valuable compounds from being oxidized resulting in the highest concentration of powerful antioxidant polyphenols, keeping the caffeine content low and tannins (that inhibits absorption of nutrients) non-existent. These antioxidants neutralize free radicals and may help prevent health problems such as cancer, heart disease, and premature aging.
Green Tea also contains alkaloids such as caffeine that provide a stimulant effect which means you can skyrocket your 24-hour energy expenditure to create the perfect environment for maximum fat burning.
Other benefits of green tea are it reduces cholesterol, lowers blood pressure and prevents abnormal clots, it boosts immunity, treats cardio vascular, inflammatory and liver diseases as well as diabetes, stress, arthritis, skin damage and infection.
The only possible negative is the caffeine content. And as you know drinking excessive caffeine for prolonged periods can cause insomnia, nausea, irritability, palpitations, urination, headaches and loss of appetite.
However, green tea contains a quarter the caffeine of coffee, and you would have to be drinking a ton of it to cause these side effects.
Here’s some tasty green tea recipes for you to try …
Mint Green Tea
- 1 tsp green tea
- 1 tsp fresh mint, chopped
- 200 ml boiling water
Place the green tea and the mint in a warmed teapot. Add the boiling water, cover and leave to infuse for 5 minutes. Serve hot or chilled.
- 1 tsp green tea
- 1 tsp black cumin seeds
- 1 cm piece of cinnamon stick
- 1 tsp lemon balm
- Small pinch of cayenne
- 300m ml rice, oat, hemp or your fav nut milk
- 1 tsp honey (optional)
Place all the ingredients, except the honey in a small saucepan, bring to the boil and simmer gently for 2 minutes. Strain into a large cup, add the honey if desired, and serve.
One final important point …
Don’t over steep green tea otherwise it will taste bitter and astringent. Not nice ☹
Thanks as always for all your love and support. And as usual hit me up with any burning Q’s you have. I’m here to help.
Love Gaynor x