Posted on Mar 12, 2010 | Comments 0
We hear a lot about the seemingly miraculous properties of green tea and how it can cure anything from cancer to high cholesterol.
One of the much touted benefits of green tea is that it can help you lose excess weight because it gives boost to your metabolism.
The fact is that green tea is not going to miraculously help you lose weight unless you do create a caloric deficit (use or expend more calories than you consume) and the claim is that green tea can actually help you create that caloric deficit.
According to one study, Spearole Tea, a blend of green tea, spearmint, grape seed and olive leaf, also cuts blood pressure and makes it easier for the body to process sugar. The claim put forward by the study is that three cups of green tea a day can help people lose weight.
The claim does seem rather good to be completely accurate and the benefits of green tea are not without its detractors since it is generally observed that these studies are usually funded by tea companies or their sister concerns.
However, there is not much dispute about green tea being benign, even good for health. And if you are prudent in your lifestyle it may actually help you lose that weight, particularly if to take care not to nullify its good properties by adding large quantities of sugar!
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