Weight management is an uphill battle for many and green tea has been for quite some time in the talk.
Green tea keeps weight down?
Does green tea actually produce tangible results? How does it work?
Here is recent report from the School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism (NUTRIM), Maastricht University, the Netherlands: Nutraceuticals for body-weight management: The role of green tea catechins. (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26836279)
Many researches have reported in the past that green tea consumption increases the energy expenditure of human body by elevating metabolism rate. This latest report have raised a very interesting prospect that green tea catechins (the main active compounds for the it’s many health benefits) also seems to have the capacity to counteract the decreased metabolism rate during the weight loss, which is a natural reaction of human body to maintain its established balance.
As we understand, weight gain or loss appears to be a simple equation: you intake more than you burn - you gain weight, and vice versa. The actual human biology is far more complicated. Where we are today is a body balance that has been established during our life time, regulated by our body biology and life style habits. Big or small, our bodies have a tendency to fight to maintain its current state. This can be a major obstacle for those trying to tip the balance and shift it to a lower point. This reported green tea’s potential to counter this ‘body fight back’ will put a smile on those faces who are struggling to hang on to their hard earned achievement.
Be aware some counter factors
The articles also mentions two factors that have already been previously reported elsewhere to have impact on the green tea’s effect on weight:
- It is in the green tea natural state – coexistence of catechins and caffeine for green tea to be effective for weight reduction. (Green tea contains about ¼ of caffeine to equivalent amount of coffee.)
- Ingestion of green tea with milk (dietary protein) will reduce its effect.
The good news
There have been many recent researches conducted to study the effectiveness of green tea on weight loss: different compounds, different mechanisms, in the laboratory and in clinical trials. What excites me is that this very ancient Chinese beverage has demonstrated from almost every single study and aspect to have such profound health benefits including weight loss, not by starvation or unnatural work outs, but by just sipping away a luscious cup of tea. Your next challenge may be to look for a good one.
To purchase exclusive quality green teas, please visit: Premium Loose Green Tea
The founder and owner of Valley Green Tea
I grew up in the Fu-Jian Province – the tea country of China. Tea drinking has been part of our daily life for as long as I can remember.
While I was working as a public health researcher a few years ago, I read many research reports conducted over the last 30 years about the health benefits of green tea in fighting certain life style related challenges such as cancer, obesity, cardio-vascular and inflammatory diseases etc.
From my research, I realised there is a significant gap between what people consume (i.e. commercial tea bags) for assumed health benefits and the actual benefits that have been enjoyed by the Chinese for a long history from the premium loose leaf teas.
As well as being potentially beneficial to health, the premium loose teas (green tea being the biggest group) are most enjoyable beverages with a fascinating history, colourful culture and holistically dynamic in every aspect.
It is my passion to share, not only the products, but also the whole culture dynamics around the premium teas with the tea enthusiasts, here in Australia and around the world.
Valley Green Tea currently supplis a diverse range of premium loose teas to the tea drinking community that suit all tastes and all cultures and to pass on a deep understanding of the history and benefits of this wonder beverage.Website: https://www.valleygreentea.com.au