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We've all heard of green tea and the health benefits it offers, but few of us even drink it. I admit: When I first heard of green tea and it helped me lose weight, I shrugged and thought it was just another fad. Then I read recent studies suggesting that dieters have lost twice as much weight in green tea drinking as those who did not. I was sold and put on my purchase list. When I read about traditional Japanese matcha green tea, which contains 1
One of the strongest benefits of losing green tea is the ability to naturally increase your metabolism. It has been found that the antioxidants in tea increase the metabolic rate in humans. In a study conducted by the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was shown that the consumption of green tea increased the natural calorie burning rate by almost 400%!
A Nationally Published Study Green tea has been shown to increase fat oxidation by 17% on average, which shows that tea selectively increases fat burning and uses it as an energy source for the body. This works because the main antioxidant in tea helps to inhibit an enzyme that in turn signals the breakdown of fat cells.
Green tea has been shown to increase endurance during exercise. In a study with mice, the time to exhaustion increased by 30% in those who were fed with green tea extract. The researchers concluded that this is not surprisingly related to the two benefits mentioned above – the increased metabolism and the increased use of fat as an energy source in the body kept the subjects longer during the exercise. Imagine having a longer and better workout if you just drink tea!
What is the purpose of weight loss without improving your health? Unlike synthetic weight loss pills or crash diets, drinking natural matcha green tea has virtually no negative side effects. In addition to making you look great, you feel great! In fact, green tea is loaded with antioxidants that fight free radicals and oxidants, keeping you healthy and focused as you lose weight.
Since many of the benefits of green tea are almost exclusively attributed to the antioxidants it contains, no wonder Matcha is considered the healthiest tea in the world. In a University of Colorado study, matcha green tea had 137 times more antioxidants than green tea, making it a simple choice of tea. The enormous amount of antioxidants is due to how Matcha is made. It's essentially ground premium green tea leaves, so if you drink matcha, take the full leaf, with most of the health benefits not just the water of a normally brewed tea.
Now finding the matcha green tea could be a bit more difficult. It is widespread and has been in Japan for almost a thousand years, but outside of Asia it is a bit harder to find. You probably will not find it in a local grocery store, but a larger organic business or even a specialty specialty store should probably. Also on Amazon, there is a selection from which you can choose, or you can order online specialty tea online and order there.
Have fun drinking!
Alfred Mai is a health enthusiast, entrepreneur and avid writer. He has published articles on nutrition and the body, and has championed healthier alternatives to daily nutrition and routine. As a great devotee of tea, Alfred became the founder and CEO of Teaglad (www.teaglad.com), an online store designed to promote a healthier beverage choice and healthier lifestyle.