Five other ways that green tea can help you lose weight

Green tea has long been considered one of the healthiest beverages in the world. It has been used medicinally in China since as early as 2737 BC by monks who believed it had medicinal value. Today, many are beginning to believe that not only green tea is good for your overall health, but it can also help you lose weight. However, consuming green tea for its weight loss benefits is a very different process than just sipping it and hoping for the best. Today, let's take a look at five ways in which green tea can help us achieve our weight-loss goals.

1. Green tea can help you feel full and reduce hunger

The antioxidants in green tea increase the production of cholecystokinin (CCK), a hunger-suppressing hormone that also stimulates fat and protein digestion. Drinking matcha tea daily will curb your appetite, help you lose weight, improve your immune system, and give you more energy.

2. It may support a healthy metabolism.

Your body is constantly burning calories. Even when you're sleeping or sitting down, your cells are performing millions of functions that require energy. Several studies suggest that taking green tea extract could help increase the number of calories your body burns, which may help you lose weight.

3. Your workout might get a boost

Green tea contains caffeine, which is a nervous system stimulant that can increase mental alertness and improve concentration. This means that drinking a cup of green tea before your workout might help you work more efficiently and get more out of each exercise session.

4. Lowers your cholesterol level

Catechins are a kind of anti-oxidants found in green tea that aids in the reduction of cholesterol levels in the body.

5. May reduce your food cravings

There is some evidence that green tea may increase your body's ability to burn fat and lose weight. Studies have produced conflicting results as to whether green tea can help reduce appetite and decrease calorie intake. However, we think it is important to remember that no single food or beverage can do it all; a healthy diet must be built around a variety of whole foods.

Although, it is well known that dehydration can cause us to experience 'false hunger,' when all we really need is a good drink. So, the next time you feel hungry in between meals but don't want to give in, make yourself a nice cup of green tea and see if it helps you avoid overeating. 

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