The Green Tea and Weight Loss Connection

by : Lucinda Reynolds

Are you trying to lose weight and become healthier? Do you find it harder and harder to shed those unwanted pounds? If you answered yes, you are not alone in your struggles. Hundreds of people just like you are having problems with weight loss. Read on to discover a drink that will enhance your weight loss and make you healthier.

Green tea has been around for centuries and the health benefits of green tea have been known for centuries. Green tea can literally be considered a wonder drink. The reason for this is that green tea contains polyphenols. Polyphenols are best known for their anti-oxidant properties. Anti-oxidants are important for fighting off free radicals that can do cell damage in our bodies. But green tea has one very important element not found in other drinks. This element is called catechins.

Catechins are abundant in green tea. They have antioxidant ability. But more importantly they are also known to be an anti carcinogenic. Catechins can fight off the cells that cause cancer in your body.

They are also known to have anti-inflammatory properties. What this could mean to you is that green tea can help with arthritis pain, and other types of joint pain. Unlike pain killers and other anti-inflammatory drugs, green tea is safe to drink and should cause no ill side effects.

We have looked at the health benefits of green tea, but where does weight loss with green tea enter the picture? The catechins in green tea have been found to have an thermogenic effect that triggers the body to burn fat.

Studies have shown that individuals who drank green tea on a regular basis lost a significant amount of body fat and weight compared to a control group who did not drink green tea.

So if you are trying to lose weight and to get healthy, consider replacing your coffee with a warm cup of green tea in the mornings. Replace your sugary sodas with a bottle of green tea during the day. Find a good weight loss diet and stick to it. Get some exercise and you will find that the pounds will start to melt away. It's not magic, it's just green tea!