Thursday, 29 July 2010

Various studies and in particular research in Japan has shown that a daily intake of green tea extract can help in speeding up weight loss. The research found that it contained powerful antioxidants called catechin polyphenols as well as an ingredient called epigallocatechin gallate (or EGCG for short) that stimulated the central nervous system causing fat to be released into the blood stream for the body to use as fuel. It provided extra energy, shed excess water, and also helped the body to burn fat. This process is known as thermogenesis, a heat production in organisms that increases the metabolic rate with the resultant effect that more calories are burned.

In relation to weight loss green tea extract is the best and possibly the safest non-prescription diet pill to use in any weight loss diet. The capsule form has far better results than merely drinking the tea. If you were to drink the tea to speed up weight loss you would have to drink a cup of tea possibly every 15 minutes. However, supplements are more concentrated and 1 to 2 500mg capsules a day is the recommended dose.

Although the thought of a boosted metabolic rate and fast weight loss may be viewed as an exciting prospect for shedding excess weight quickly, I have to issue a note of warning. Drinking copious cups of green tea or taking too many miligrams per day can have the unwanted side effects of sleepless nights, agitation and an abnormal heart rate. It therefore advised that you should limit drinking to 2-3 cups a day and taking no more than 1,000mg. Oh, and do not drink or take a capsule after 3.p.m. otherwise you will be wired until the early hours of the morning!

Finally, although green tea can help speed up weight loss, it is advisable to use it in conjunction with a healthy reducing diet to experience maximum effect.
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