Drinking green tea causes greater abdominal fat loss from exercise.
Tea drinkers show increases in total abdominal fat loss and subcutaneous abdominal fat loss, while having lower triglycerides (a marker for insulin sensitivity).
The control group received an equal amount of caffeine. The active compounds in green tea are EGCG and the catechins.
Drinking green tea is only one of the ways to reduce fat. Green tea increases the body metabolism mechanism so it limits fat storage in our body. Most countries that drinks tea especially green tea has a low rate of obese and fat people. Lets take china as an example. Definitely green tea works but it must be coupled with simple exercises and a great healthy diet. I would suggest you take a caloric cycling diet. This diet increases the metabolism further and therefore helps the effects of green tea to lessen the fats n the body.
All I know is that green tea is really very good for your health and can reduce fat in our bodies.
Thanks for your information. It’s very useful for me.
If people would focus on drinking healthier beverages and water much more often, it would greatly help them in their weight loss efforts!
Anti-oxidant goodness and fat-loss benefits all in one beverage! I agree with Seifer and Lynn however that complementing a healthy diet with the right kind of exercises can result in rapid fat loss. For those trying to squeeze-in effective fat loss workouts in a tight schedule, metabolic training is the answer- it lets us reap the benefits of hours of cardio in less than 30 minutes a day!
It does take multiple cups. You can take an extract if you prefer.
Think I’m going to have to try to drink more green tea! I’ve always heard that green tea can help trim up your tummy, but I heard you had to drink excessive amounts. Is this true?
You will get a preferential loss of visceral fat whenever you improve insulin sensitivity… and that will happen whether or not you believe in it.
Green teas great; however, I am not sure about this spot reducing fat loss. Regardless, it’s a great substitute for pop or juice.
I have started drinking 3cup green tea/day from 18th Oct’09. And i am maintaining a 500cal less diet and doing cardio regularly. I ll post my result after 1 month.
I gradually made the switch from coffee to green tea and found that the latter is much more soothing during stressful situations and way better for my waistline. However, I agree with Lynn that doing the right fat-burning exercises with a healthy diet is the fastest way to flatten a bulging stomach.
The benefits of drinking tea, green and otherwise has been long recognized by the Chinese. In this age of highly-processed foods, it’s good to see that the rest of the world is discovering the wonders of this ancient beverage. For fat-loss, folks should remember that doing the right exercises along with a healthy diet ensures speedy results.
makes sense. i have always heard that green tea is good for fat loss.
Green tea does seem to provide an additional jolt to the metabolism, however, it is pretty mild and so you should use it as support to a total program.
Guys- I enjoy a cup of G-Tea once in a while, but to achieve the benefits achieved in some of the studies you should take an EGCg/GT extract….NOW Brands makes a good one. Otherwise, you will be drinking about 6-8 cups a day to garner the fat-burning benefits.
I had a hard time trying to find a green tea that was convenient and tasty. Finally I tried Bluberry Green Tea from Nestle, and I really like it. My question is, would this tea work just as good on ab fat as the yuckie tasting health food store teas that are messy to make as much as they are yuckie to drink?
I think those premade drinks are going to be an expensive way to get green tea, but it sure beats a soda.
If you don’t like green tea, you can always take a green tea supplement…
I think green tea is overrated but it is a great addon for shure 🙂
I had a tough time losing weight.I tried various diets without success.Then I discovered walking and at about the same time green tea which I had been advised to take also. I love drinking it anyway and had partaken of the occasional cup. Now I drink it every day and believe it benefits me greatly. With a diet of mainly veggies,salads,fruit,beans,nuts and just a little lean meat and fish the pounds just melted away.I gradually extended the distance of my daily brisk walks and this is great aerobic exercise for the heart and lungs too. I advise anyone who seriously wants to lose weight to follow this plan.It works for me.
thank you for the information.i think everyoe will start to intake green tea reading this post.
The secret of green tea lies in the fact it is rich in catechin polyphenols, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).
EGCG is a powerful anti-oxidant,besides inhibiting the growth of cancer cells, it kills cancer cells without harming healthy tissue.
It has also been effective in lowering LDL cholesterol levels, and inhibiting the abnormal formation of blood clots.