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Relation Between Weight Loss & Green Tea

Dr. Oz believes that having two cups of green tea daily with CLA supplement can reduce the percentage of body fat faster.

If you are anything like me, your first reaction reading this would be skepticism, if not outright disbelief. However, after being prodded repeatedly by my friends to rethink my stance, I finally decided to do some research.

According to several studies, EGCG – one of the active compounds in tea – provides high amounts of polyphenols, which in turn exert anti-inflammatory effects and prevents accumulation of body fat by controlling lipogenesis. Green tea also includes catechins that are known to prevent the intestinal absorption of lipids to prevent accumulation of fats. They act as a natural lipid-lowering agents, thereby helping you better control the fat in your body.

Furthermore, green tea is also known to increase thermogenesis, a process which produces heat inside the body to improve energy expenditure and fat oxidation.  The organic green tea also has caffeine, which is known to propel weight loss by increasing metabolic rate and thermogenesis.

Another reason of organic green tea being popular for weight loss is the combination of caffeine and EGCG it provides. This combination is known to offer impressive results when it comes to reducing body fats and increasing metabolic rate.

Sounds interesting, isn’t it?

But the research doesn’t end here. My next question is, how much green tea should one have on a daily basis to have some meaningful impact on their weight reduction plan?

Based on various studies, you need to consume 270 mg of EGCG daily in combination with up to 300 mg of caffeine can support fat loss without putting your health at risk.

However, you need to remember that this is ideal case.

According to a study published in the Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise journal, the consumption of green tea extract for 7 days will increase lipolysis – destruction of fats – but it won’t effect on whole body fat oxidation if you are practicing moderate-intensity of exercises. While according to the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, the daily consumption of organic green tea will only induce a small, statistically non-significant weight loss in overweight adults.

My Take

Well, green tea is a natural solution that can help you in your weight loss program as it facilitates effective absorption of lipids and accelerates the metabolic rate. At the same time, you can’t solely rely on green tea to achieve your weight reduction goals. Rather, you should exercise regularly, eat healthily and drink green tea for its other health benefits. Weight loss will follow naturally.

If you are looking to buy green tea online, consider shopping at arthealth.co.in. The online store carries a range of organic green tea that are affordable and high in quality.

Best of luck with your weight loss program!

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A Green Tea Recipe For Winter Season

As worldwide known today, green tea isn’t just a drink but a health remedy. Green tea provides you with a perfect and easier way to leverage the health benefits of organic tea leaves. Though preparing a cup of green tea in the most conventional way delivers a relaxing experience, making your own blend for cold days of winter will add more to its magical experience and to your physical wellness.

Our Darjeeling grown ART green tea leaves contain polyphenols – rich antioxidants that can help our body with improved immunity by removing free radicals. Drinking a cup or more of our ART teas also prevent teeth and gums from harmful bacteria. It also save your stomach from gastric ulcers.
In addition, green tea contains L-thenine, a substance that helps in relieving stress and feeling relaxed. It has a considerable amount of caffeine too, which boosts your energy level. In short, green tea is a gift of nature. Enjoy it to the fullest folks!
Here is a green tea recipe for winter season

Green Tea Winter Punch

Serving – 1
• 2 teaspoon of ART green tea leaves
• 1 cup of drinking water
• 1-inch piece ginger (or more as per your taste), peeled or chopped
• ½ lemon
• 1 teaspoon honey, or more to taste

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Method
• Boil water in a small vessel or pot over medium heat
• Add honey and ginger
• Turn off the stove and add 1-2 drops of lemon juice
• Filter the tea and strain it in a mug
Want to check out nutrition value of your cup? Read on

Health benefit of green tea
Nutrition For 1 serving (% value)
• Calories – 42
• Fat – 0.2 g (0.3%)
• Saturated – 0 g (0.2%)
• Carbs – 11.3 g (3.8%)
• Fiber – 1.1 g (4.5%)
• Sugars – 6.9 g
• Protein – 0.6 g (1.2%)
• Sodium – 12.3 mg (0.5%)
Taking a cup or two of this winter-special green tea on a daily basis will prevent you from flu, cold, and many other health hazards in the most natural way.
Enjoy your winter-special cup of ART green tea!