Green Tea and Weight Loss – Recent Research Gives The Needed Clues

Green Tea and Weight Loss – Recent Research Gives The Needed Clues

Every good thing, it is so until it isn’t. The concept to which everything else turns to, eventually, is the measure. Balance, equilibrium, equity, however, you might choose to call it. It is the only thing we have close to the panacea. Green tea is the soft version of oolong and black tea. Meaning it didn’t wither and didn’t get to the same level of oxidation. It is made of Camellia sinensis leaves and buds and originates from China and East Asia.

About green tea

The higher the quality of the green tea, the cooler the water it is steeped in must be and for a shorter time. Not getting the right time you leave the leaves in the water can ruin your infusion with excessive tannin. If you leave the leaves or the tea bag into the container, you must constantly add hot water to avoid this from happening.

Green tea contains epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), epicatechin gallate, epicatechins, flavanols, catechins, caffeine, and flavonoids, such as kaempferol, quercetin, and myricetin. They are well-known health providers.

Research on green tea and weight loss

Green tea is debated in this matter. Some say that there is no evidence, while others say that there is a strong one. Caffeine and flavonoids are considered to be metabolic boosters. And a metabolism that burns at fast rates is linked to fast-burning fat, leading to a decline in body weight and body mass index.

A recent meta-analysis on several randomized controlled trials reveals that green tea consumption influences losing weight depending on the quantity and the duration of the consumption.

It looks that green tea helps losing weight only when the dosage is less than 500mg per day and when it isn’t consumed for more the 12 weeks. In conclusion, green tea is beneficial in weight loss diets, but that depends on the quality and quantity of the teas made of green tea.

Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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