|Whether you are trying to lose weight or improve your health in
general, drinking several cups of green tea per day can help.
Green tea is the next best thing to a warm cup of hot chocolate
to sooth and clam you, especially in the winter months.
Fat Fighting Benefits of Green tea
Drinking green tea can be a great addition to a well-rounded
nutrition and exercise program. Green tea works to raise your
metabolism, therefore helping you to burn more fat even while
you're resting and sleeping. Although this doesn't give you an
excuse to slack off at the gym, it does help us to burn up the
stored fat we carry a little quicker. It also oxidizes the fat.
It burns the fat that commonly settles around our middles: the
waist, hips and thighs.
The other benefit dieters receive from drinking green tea is
having a reduced appetite. We all know that the fewer calories
we take in and the more calories we burn are what it takes to
lose weight. By this reasoning, green tea is the perfect diet
The Other Health benefits of Green Tea
Dieters aren't the only ones who should e drinking green tea
though. There are many health benefits achieved from drinking
this hot beverage every day.
Green tea will reduce your total cholesterol levels, decreasing
the bad cholesterol and increasing the good cholesterol.
However you manage to include green tea in your diet, including
it on a regular basis will help you experience maximum results.
Add green tea to a healthy, well-balanced diet and exercise
routine for good overall fitness.
Because green tea is high in antioxidants it is a good tool to
fight the flu. It will help boost your immunity against
Green tea kills bacteria in the mouth that causes plaque. This
is good news for people who fear frequent trips to the dentist.
Green tea helps us to think more clearly. It also helps stave
off memory loss, like that associated with Alzheimer's disease.
In addition, green tea aids people with medical conditions like
cancer, arthritis, heart disease and serious infections.
Maximizing the Benefits of Green Tea
Use high quality green tea leaves. Once soaked, the tea should
turn out a pale green color.
Experts suggest that drinking mildly hot green tea produces
better benefits that making it into iced tea.
Let the tea brew in the mildly hot water for several minutes to
help bring out the flavanoids. Experts suggest drinking between 3and 5 cups of green tea per
day for better health.
Skip adding sugar to your green tea. If you feel like you need
to adjust the taste, add some honey, lemon or skim milk for
added health benefits.
Just don't like the taste of green tea? Don't worry. You can
still reap the many health benefits of green tea in the form of
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