Green tea is an age-old remedial beverage beloved by many for its countless benefits such as fat burn, detoxification, prevention from cardiovascular diseases etc. Originating from China, the craze of this instant weight loss drink spread all over Asia and the towards the west very quickly because weight loss with the help of green tea without hitting the gym rings the bells of heaven in many people’s ears. Yoga and green tea aren’t really just means to keep yourself fit anymore, they’ve become a culture. Although, in the rat race of becoming the slimmest figure just drinking barrels of green tea isn’t going to make you win. Weight loss is a constant (sometimes inconsistent) process which varies depending on several other dynamics surrounding your lifestyle. Green tea just plays its part in it.
Why Green Tea?
Out of millions of options out there in the modern era such as medicinal juices, shakes, smoothies and pills, why green tea? And why can’t you just sit down for a cup of regular tea and expect the same results?
The answer is simple.
Green tea is considerably more beneficial than black tea as Epigallocatechin Gallate (ECGC) is a catechin which is no longer present in black tea after it goes through fermentation.
Green tea is very easily available in your local stores and even more easy to make. Just pour the heated water into the cup where the filter filled with green tea has already been placed and in the next 3-4 minutes voila your tea is ready! Green tea has been around since the very beginning and it is the most natural way to trigger your metabolism rate back to normal with known side effects equal to almost zero.
Does green tea really help in weight loss?
As shown in several observational studies, green tea acts as a drinkable catalyst to your metabolism rate. It mainly targets abdominal fat which is worst of its kind. While many studies did not show any sign of weight loss and that is when we’re taking into notice that all bodies work differently and some are more resistant to the burning of calories than others. And also, that fitness doesn’t necessarily mean weight loss. Green tea can keep you as healthy as you can be because of its detoxifying agents without shedding an ounce of your weight.
Your weight gain and loss majorly depends upon how many munchies you’re treating yourself to per month, how you spend your time during the day, whether you have a job which allows you to move your body or you have to sit in front of your desktop for several hours a day, how much stress you’re facing at work and home and if you’ve got some other kind of health problems like bulimia or underactive thyroid which doesn’t let you lose weight easily no matter how hard you try.
What are the weight loss constituents in green tea?
Green tea is not the same as oolong and black tea in its benefits or its making. Oolong and black tea go through fermentation, withering and oxidation processes which green tea doesn’t go through. It is made from Camellia Sinensis leaves which you can find growing in the fields of China, Japan and Northeast India (Assam).
It’s mainly hot water that you’re consuming while drinking green tea because 99% of a regular green tea consists only of water. The remaining 1 percent of 100-mile liter green tea is 1 calorie. There’s no nutrient found in it that’s even significant enough but the secret of green tea lies in its health-promoting phytochemicals such as Epigallocatechin gallate (ECGC) and different types of flavonoids which are known to elevate metabolic rates.
These are effective in being anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidants, anti-radiation, anticarcinogen and that is an anti-‘a lot of stuff which harms you’.
Science does not directly claim that green tea is pro-health but will not deny many of the benefits they’ve received by the daily consumption of green tea.
More green tea does not mean more weight loss
An average of 2.5 cups of green tea per day for a grownup adult is sufficient enough to promote healthy metabolic levels at a fast-enough rate to show weight loss.
However, it should be kept in mind that weight loss is not a mark of complete health and green tea is not some magic potion which will instantly make you feel better and shed all of your years of accumulated fat in one night after you’ve had just one cup. Regular exercises (needn’t be too heavy) and a healthy balanced diet (treats can include once in a while in limited portions) which includes veggies and proteins and regular health checkups, accompanied by green tea is your golden ticket to being your best and healthiest self.
Drinking loads of green only to consume fried and fatty junk food, later on, is going to have adverse effects on your health instead of making you better. So that is a very strict no.
Give your body enough time to adjust to the new diet and the new environment. If you only drink green tea for one week in a whole that also isn’t going to help you lose any weight. Make sure you make it a daily habit.
Choose and decide what fits you the best
Know that there are various varieties of green tea available in the market. You might want to try out each one and see which one fits you the best flavor and health-wise. Take recommendations, try out different flavors, flavor your green tea with peach and lemon.
In fact, there are thousands of green tea recipes on the internet. Have a cold and a runny nose? Try out the hot honey and ginger green tea. Too hot outside? Mint green iced tea to the rescue! Hey, who says tea has to be boring?
Green tea for a better way of life
Do not be dissatisfied if you do not see visible results within the first few weeks. Talk to a dietician for the best results. With green tea’s increasing popularity, green tea isn’t just a weight loss remedy, it’s becoming a way of happiness and homeliness for all the people who consume it. It’s a comfort drink with one too many benefits to the individual’s health. It’ll continue to be the pride of tea tasting traditions and tea producing countries as long as it exists.