Drink Green Tea to Lose Weight

One amazing way to boost your weight loss strategy is to include green tea as part of your daily diet. Drinking this health-giving brew brings benefits that are well worth mentioning in its very own article here in this section of the site.

So here is a rather clever way of maintaining a very healthy weight. It is one that has been known to the people of China and other Far eastern countries literally for millennia but is only recently catching on in the West.

Green tea is becoming known as a super food and ever more new health benefits keep on popping up in trials and scientific experiments. But did you also know that it can also be considered as a fat burner?

Way to Burn the Fat!

Well, in essence the green tea itself does not burn the fat, but it stimulates your body to. One of its more recently discovered health properties is that it suppresses the insulin response to eating high GI carbs, fatty foods or drinking sugary drinks.

It is the insulin response to consuming these things that causes the excess sugars to be converted into fat to be stored for some time in the future when your body may need them for energy. That is assuming there will be a time in the future when you will be so restricted in your diet that you will not be able to consume sufficient sugar bearing food to provide your muscles with the energy they need to keep working.

Countering the Sugars we Overindulge In

What really happens in our modern, Western society is that because we have such a surplus of food, we are highly unlikely to ever have to go without nutritious food. So all that fat that gets stored up just stays there, being constantly added to every time we eat more of the above foods or drink more sugary soda and other drinks.

This is what leads to weight gain and the problems associated with this epidemic of becoming overweight and obesity that is affecting our society.

Drinking green tea regularly will help to cut down on the fat storage part by reducing the amount of insulin that is released into the bloodstream to counter the effects of consuming too much bad food. This reduces the amount of fat that gets stored and therefore cuts down on the amount of weight that is gained.

Of course, if you are really determined, you will still gain weight, get fat and eventually obese, but the drinking of green tea as part of a calorie controlled diet and combined with a healthy fitness and exercise program can really boost your ability to lose weight and then keep the weight off once you've lost it.

Extra Benefit

As an additional benefit to this, the well known anti-oxidant properties of green tea means there will be less cellular damage done by free radicals, leading to a slowdown in aging. This makes it all the more important to keep fit and healthy because you will age better when you are fitter and having good health well into old age is a highly desirable situation.

Believe it or not, there is even more beneficial properties to drinking green tea when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight. It contains properties that boost our own production of mood enhancing hormones, so it lifts our mood and makes us feel good.

It's a well known fact that when you feel good, you are more likely to want to get busy with some exercises because they seem more enjoyable than when you're in a bad or depressed mood. So let's hear it for green tea, weight busting fat burner extraordinaire!

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