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    Let’s Learn and Share: Green Tea Weight Loss

    Why Green Tea Can Lose Weight


    Tea tree is called Camellia sinensis (L.) O. Kuntze. Picking fresh tea leaf from the trees, then craft them by the typical progress of non-fermentation, removing green, roasting and drying. This is how green tea made. The production and liquor both persist the green color of fresh tea leaves.

    Green tea of high quality has green dry tea, green liquor and green tea leaves, which is the so called “Three Green”. As the hero that helping green tea drinkers, EGCG(tea polyphenol) could prevent cancer, reduce blood fat, protecting you from radiation and decrease the damage of nicotine.

    Make a rational schedule of three meals and tea time could do less for more effects for your weight loss. Meanwhile a proper storage method could maintain the nutrition in tea leaves maximally.

    The Benefits of Tea Polyphenols

    Green tea contains the wonderful EGCG polyphenol, these specific antioxidants helps to increase metabolism. It also naturally contains a very small amount of caffeine, which is a natural appetite suppressant. This is what makes green tea slimming in one aspect, as you have a decreased appetite with a higher metabolism.

    Tea Polyphenol: Comparing Fresh Tea Leaves With Green Tea

    Tea polyphenols is the generic term of polyphenol materials in teas, which is the main composition that forms tea’s aroma, flavor, color and is the major factor of its health function. The capability of detoxification and anti-radiation makes tea polyphenols able to protect bone marrow form radioactive substance. Therefore it is praised as “Radiation killer” in the field of health and medicine. The picture above (from Hunan Agriculture University, 2001) shows a clear result: green tea contains 22% of tea polyphenols, which is 1% less than the amount in fresh tea leaves. Green tea contains the largest amount of tea polyphenols among all kinds of teas. Catechuic acid takes 70% in tea polyphenols, is the major element of polyphenol, as well as the key of the high quality of green tea. Catechuic acid also takes an important part in the body function of immunity and anti-radiation. This is not the only reason why people like green tea. Green tea contains aromatic compound, which can dissolve fat, help your body wipe out greasiness, prevent fat from stocking in your body, ease digestion.

    Tea polyphenols

    • Besides, catechuic acid has the function of antioxidant, improving metabolism, scavenging free radicals. It is able to decrease fat by activating protein kinase and triglyceride lipase, then achieves the goal of reducing weight.

    Premium Green Tea: Leading the Tide of Slimming

    Nowadays people keeps a fast-paced life, while with an irregular sport time. Therefore the habit of keeping a healthy diet is came up. People holds different ideas of tea’s weight loss function. Usually they chose Pu-erh tea for losing weight, meanwhile taking aerobic exercise, such as riding, to keep fit. Green tea could also give same effects as Pu-erh tea for long-term drinking.

    Improve Digestion, Dissolve Fat

    Intestines and stomach is the largest organ for digestion in the body. But if you take too much food, the stomach will not be able to digest so that the calorie will accumulate. If this persists, fat will happen. Aromatic compounds in green tea can melt fat, prevent it from accumulating in your body; the Vitamin B1, C and low caffeine in green tea can stimulate secretion of stomach juices, helping digestion and reducing fat.

    How much Green Tea do You Need to Drink

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    Drinking around 3-4 cups a day is said to help weight loss. This however, is under a lot of controversy because people like to try pills instead. Green tea slimming diets are healthier for you when you consume only the tea, and not pills. Pills often have added ingredients such as hoodia, or other appetite suppressants such large doses of caffeine in them.
    Further suppressing your appetite will take off extra weight, but when you stop drinking green tea the weight loss will come back. Green tea is healthy, and tastes great so you can continue drinking it on a long term basis. You should also drink a lot of water since caffeine is a natural diuretic to make sure you stay well hydrated.

    More Benefits for Frequent Drinking

    • Refreshing your mind: caffeine in green tea, which could excite nervous contrails, promote metabolism and improve blood circulation, is a fine stimulant.
    • Heart helpful: too much salts staying in your body will cause blocks of blood circulation, which is connected with hypertension and heart disease. Caffeine in green tea can reduce the amount of salt in your blood. Meanwhile the function of dieresis of green tea could help you eliminate spare salt. Your body function could be improved with some suitable exercise beside drinking green tea.
    • Diuretic: generally, urination times and amount could be increased by drinking more water. But to drink green tea is different from water. Green tea is diuretic that could strength the muscle of kidney, making it contracting stronger so that spare salt in your body could be eliminated easily.

    Tea polyphenols

    A Good Habit of Rational Diet Can Help You Lose Weight

    As it’s so functional for keeping diet, a good habit of drinking green tea could help you to have a more effective result of losing weight.

    Do Not Drink in One Hour After Meal

    Green tea contain plenty of tannic acid. If you drink too much tea, the tannic acid will combine with Fe in your blood, producing a insoluble substance, hindering the absorbing of Fe. Drinking tea immediately after meals for a long time could cause anemia. So wait for an hour, when your body has already absorbed all the Fe from what you eat, then drink teas. Thus the absorbing of Fe will not be disturbed.

    Combining Work and Break: Take Enough Exercise

    Green Tea Weight Loss

    Do not sit down or take strenuous exercise immediately after you finish your meal. It’s better to stand for half an hour or take a slow walk. Many people are busy with work or study. They have no time for managing a good diet. If they could only stand for half an hour after meal, the trouble of fat accumulating can be resolved, meanwhile saving their time of losing time afterwards.

    When you are looking to shed pounds with any diet you need to check with your doctor. Making sure you don’t have any underlying health concerns. Your doctor will also suggest you exercise, and eat healthy as well as drinking green tea for maximum benefit as well. There are several ways to purchase and then brew it, but you will want to make sure you don’t add a lot of sugar. This can actually add weight instead of helping you lose it.

    Your Perseverance and Persist

    You may have found with everyday’s drinking green teas, and the control of food intake, you will feel hungry often, especially in the 5 hours before bed-time. The very don’t do thing of losing weight is to eat before sleep. Calories will not be used during sleep. The things you’ve eaten will be stocked by your body as fat. If you are too hungry, you can only eat few boiled vegetables or fruits.

    Matters Need Attention of Tea Drinking

    • Do not use tea to take medicine. The caffeine in teas is cordial, not suitable for depressant, anti-tussive and hypnotic medicine. Besides, polyphenols in teas will react to medicines and produce sedimentation, which affects efficacy.
    • Do not drinking tea when hungry. If you do, the tea will dilute acid in your empty stomach, restrain your stomach juices’ secretion.
    • Drink proper amount of teas every day. Too much tea will impact your sleep.
    • Tea polyphenols and amino acid will oxidized if the liquor is exposed to air too long. The tea will get darker in color, and lighter aroma and flavor than first brew.
    • Green Tea Weight Loss

    • Use 80℃ to 90℃ water for infusing green tea. For tea in bags, 60℃ water will be enough. The first infusion, known as wash the leaves, needs to pour the liquor after brewed with a little water. It’s better been drank in 30 – 60 minutes. So that, you can get more health benefits from green tea.
    • Green tea slimming diets not only work, but they are full of benefits to your health. Just remember that drinking tea alone won’t produce amazing effects. With moderate exercise, and eating healthy green tea will boost your metabolism, and help you shed unwanted weight quicker than just diet or exercise alone. Good luck on your weight loss journey.

    Proper Storage Method for Green Teas

    Tin CansTea should not stay in air for long time for being easily oxidized and deteriorated. Tea tradesmen pay lots of attention on tea’s storage. They usually use quick lime, charcoal and refrigerating methods for keeping tea leaves. However, we may don’t have those condition in families. We could use plastic bags or aluminum foil bags that can be well sealed. Push air out from the bags as much as you can after putting teas in. It could be helpful if you add another bag out of it, in order to protect it from light. Metal can, especially Tin can is the best for storage, which performs well in preventing moisture, anti-oxidization, blocking light and avoiding odor. Fridge can be useful, too. Because green tea is better stored in 0 ℃ to 5 ℃. You can pack the green teas in well-sealed aluminum foil bags or tin cans then put them in your fridge. It’s a good way for storage of green tea at home. If you had purchased some new spring teas of this year, and are not willing to drink them in the near future, you could use this for storage.

    39 comments to Let’s Learn and Share: Green Tea Weight Loss

    • Kelli :


      Couple of questions as I am a new tea drinker. I've read several articles about green, black, oolong, black well....teas and what benefits (although not scientifically proven) they can provide. With green teas, are the benefits the same with making tea from a bag verses brewing yourself? What about the caffeine free green tea? Would it still be considered helpful with weightloss if it is decaffeinated?

      Any information you can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

    • TeaVivre response:


      Thanks for your question.

      1. Generally, if the tea bags have the same quality with loose tea, their effects will have not much differences. But some of the tea bags will use the tea residue, in which the nutrients may loss heavily.

      2. Decaffeinated processes remove some of the antioxidants in green tea, like flavonols, one type of polyphenol antioxidant.
      According to research, decaf green tea lowered energy consumption, so the weight loss that resulted wasn't significant. But decaf green tea may still have some effect on weight loss. While caffeinated green tea might increase this effect since caffeine may further stimulate your metabolism.

      Hope it helps.

    • cheick ndiaye :


      ididnt know how to drink it can i drink it without suger

    • TeaVivre response:


      Thank you for your question.
      You can drink green tea directly after you brewed it. It's fine to drink tea without sugar. Even though sugar no bad effect on nutrients of the tea. But If you want to lose weight. You'd better don't intake too much sugar.
      If you like something sweet, you can drink green tea with herbs or flowers.
      Hope it helps.

    • ibrahim hassan :


      I have been drinking green tea for long time, at first. My performance got increase but now it is like worst than before and I suffer stomach gas. Can you explain that?

    • TeaVivre response:


      Thanks for your question.

      Through there’re plenty health benefits of drinking green tea, we still should keep attention to these unhealthy way to avoid any unpleasant effects.

      1: Do not Drink Tea While Hungry
      2: Keep Your Tea Light:
      3: Don't Drink Tea Immediately Following a Meal
      4: Never Drink Tea Which Is Too Hot……..

      Do you prefer strong Tea? Taking your tea too strong will make the brewed tea contain too much caffeine which can easily cause headaches and insomnia as well as irritation and stomach problems (such as stomach gas).

      If it’s the tea caused you to suffer stomach gas, here I suggest you stopping drink green tea and gonging to the hospital for medical help.

      Hope it’s helpful.

    • Erica :


      Will I gain the weight back if I stop taking the green tea diet pills??

    • TeaVivre response:


      Hi Erica.

      When we said that it can help loss weight, because green tea help with improve digestion, dissolve fat, in this way, help you lose weight. It is a natural and slow process. And at the mean time, you still need not to eat too much, and do some exercise every day if possible.
      And tea is a drink, not diet pill. It Help you lose weight naturally. Therefore if you just stop drinking tea, and still keep diet and do exercise, you may not gain weight immediately.
      However, I can't say, you would never gain weight again. If you want ot lose weight, be strict to what you eat in your daily meal, and do exercise if possible.
      Hope this is helpful to your concern.

    • collette :


      how long will it take to lose weight with qualitea

    • TeaVivre response:


      Hi Collette,

      Thank you for your question.
      I'm sorry that I can't tell the time.
      Because everyone has different reaction to teas. Tea is helpful with lose weight, but it also related to your daily meal and exercise. It is a very long process.
      Hope this is helpful to your concern.

    • sirisha :


      HI ,

      I was drinking greentea which was very nice ,butt once all of sudden when I stoped having it I felt Increased weight ...
      I was 62 and now I am 67 why is that so .
      once we start we shouldn't stop or how is it ?
      please answer

    • TeaVivre response:


      Hi sirisha,
      Thank you for your question. There are many reasons for increasing weight.
      Besides drink tea, people have to do exercise and control their daily meals to lose weight. And it is a very long process.
      On the contrary, it is also impossible to gain much weight only because you stop drink tea. This is unreasonable.
      I'm not sure why you gain weight, but I'd like to suggest you stop drink tea, and eat the normal food like you did before you drink tea, and try to see if your weight will be back to normal again.

    • Sibonginkosi basiame :


      Also using china green tea with lemon juice in warm water and i lost 4kgs in18days.my storma was 110cm and now its 98cm and im happy it seems to be working.

    • Cheryl :


      Hello I was just introduced to Biluochun Tea which is very good. I am over weight and just learned from your article that green tea is used for weight loss. I am going to incorporate this in my diet. Do you have any tips? Thank you

    • TeaVivre response:


      Hi Cheryl,
      Thank you very much for your question.
      Yes, you can drink tea in your daily life. But you need to have a healthy diet and have regular exercise too. Also you can click the two links to see some tips about drinking teas: http://www.teavivre.com/info/15-unhealthy-ways-of-tea-drinking-should-be-avoided-ii/ and http://www.teavivre.com/info/15-unhealthy-ways-of-tea-drinking-should-be-avoided/. Hope this is helpful for you.

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