Green tea has been associated with several health benefits, including weight loss, because of its rich nutrition and antioxidant makeup.
Green tea has long been used in traditional Chinese medicine to treat many ailments, from headaches to wound healing.
More recently, green tea has been associated with weight loss.
The processes that allow the body to convert food and beverages into usable energy are called metabolism. Green tea can help lose weight by making the body’s metabolism more efficient.
Green tea contains caffeine and a type of flavonoid called catechin, an antioxidant. Research suggests that both compounds can accelerate metabolism. Catechin can help reduce excess fat, while catechin and caffeine can increase the amount of energy your body uses.
Drinking 2 to 3 cups of hot green tea throughout the day should be enough to complete the weight loss. The exact amount varies from person to person, depending on the amount of caffeine consumed and the natural metabolism they have.
Simple, unprocessed green teas have probably retained the richest nutrient content.
Green tea is considered safe for consumption. However, caution is advised in some cases because high doses of caffeine can cause problems for people at risk of heart problems or hypertension.
A 2007 study concluded that green tea could be a promising new treatment for skin conditions such as psoriasis and dandruff. Those who have been treated with green tea have shown slower growth of skin cells and the presence of a gene that regulates the life cycle of cells.
Research published in the journal Psychopharmacology suggests that green tea can improve the cognitive functions of our brain, especially working memory.
Research suggests that green tea may be promising in treating cognitive disorders associated with neuropsychiatric conditions such as dementia.