Health is the most precious thing mankind has. Good health is what everyone wants; it ensures that the person lives longer and disease-free life. There are many alternatives through which a person can achieve weight loss. Some of them are medicines and others are natural remedies. Although it is recommended by experts to take the natural path towards a healthy lifestyle and some people think that medicinal alternatives are much faster. They fail to realize the harmful side effects of it. People should instead opt for the natural path towards fitness.
Green tea can be very effective in bringing about weight loss, that too in a healthy way. The study says green tea has many other benefits too such as glowing skin, weight loss by increasing fat burning, antioxidants that lower the risk of cancer, may help prevent cardiovascular disease (1), reduce bad breath(2).
There is a variety of green tea available in the market. The green tea is classified on the basis of growing methods, the timing of the leaves harvest, and processing methods. Every green tea has a good amount of antioxidants and components that help you in losing weight, having a natural glow, and overall good health. Some of the types of green teas are frequently drunk Sencha, Matcha, Gyokuro, Fukamushi Sencha among others.
Aren’t you ready to learn something interesting about the extraordinary Green Tea? Let’s begin –
How green tea is beneficial for weight loss?
One of the main causes of weight gain is the excess fat gained overtime. And how is that fat formed? That’s just your body energy that is not utilized properly. It means that your metabolism rate is slow. The metabolism rate is the rate that converts the diet of a person into energy and helps the person utilize it properly. Green tea is useful for burning up that unused fat. It boosts the metabolism rate and with the help of regular exercises and a healthy diet, fitness is at your feet.
How much green tea you should consume?
Green Tea is completely organic so it is safe to consume. People can consume it two to three times a day. The metabolism and weight of the person should also be taken into consideration while selecting the number of times it should be consumed.
Green tea is a natural diuretic. Diuretics help in expelling the toxins from a person’s body by increasing the body’s fluids. The biggest advantage of having green tea is that it is a natural diuretic. It will help your body to get rid of the excess salts and toxins from your body naturally.
Best time to drink green tea for weight loss
Having a cup of Green Tea first thing in the morning and in the evening is really the best time to have it. People who have difficulties sleeping should totally avoid drinking green tea before going to bed. And if your reason for drinking green tea is to lose weight, the best time to have a cup of green tea is –
- After breakfast
- Half an hour before exercise
- 1 hour before or after meals
- Half an hour before bedtime
Right way to prepare green tea
You can prepare yourself a cup of green tea using two methods:- using the tea bag or the natural leaves. In both the methods you are getting equal benefits. Green tea leaves are delicate so we need to take extra care while brewing as boiling water is bad for tea’s healthy components (Catechins – the major polyphenolic compounds in green tea). Do bring your water to a boil, but let it rest for about ten minutes. Then, pour the water over the tea bags, or the tea leaves at least one minute in the water, wait while the tea’s components infuse.