Green tea and weight loss

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  1. slimandhappy

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    Since drinking green tea, I have lost weight each week. It seems green tea speeds up the metabolism and makes you lose weight at a quicker rate.
    It takes a bit of getting used too, but since drinking it, I have lost 5.5lb in 2 weeks.
     
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    Well done in your loss, Gren tea indeed has many properties and you are correct it does take a bit of getting used to , but can speed up the met rate

    Phil X
     
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    Well done on losing a stone in 3 weeks. I am struggling at the moment, thats why I started drinking green tea
     
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    I asked this question a while back and no one seemed to know of any properties, if it worked or not....Oh well, back on the green tea then I suppose.
    I have new clothes that I want to wear for our trip to London in May and have some weight to shift before I can, if green tea helps then so be it.
     
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    Benifits of Green Tea>

    • Green tea helps to reduce the incidences of colon, bladder, esophageal, pancreas, rectal and stomach cancer by up to 60%. The antioxidant epigallocatechin gallate in green tea is very effective in fighting these forms of cancers.
    • Green tea helps to lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase the ratio of good cholesterol (HDL).
    • Green tea helps to stop the development of blood clots which lead to strokes and heart attacks.
    • Green tea helps to reduce high blood pressure.
    • Green tea helps to lower blood sugar levels and prevents Type 2 diabetes.
    • Green tea helps to protect the liver against toxins.
    • Green tea helps to promote oral health by destroying the bacteria that forms plaque.
    • Green tea helps destroys free radicals.
    • Green tea helps to boost the immune system.
    • Green tea has antibacterial and antiviral properties.
    • Green tea helps to maintain a healthy fluid balance which helps to relieve stress and fatigue.
    • Green tea helps to stimulate your metabolism which helps with weight loss.
    Side Effects>


    Green tea does have some side effects but most come from the caffeine. One 6 oz. cup of green tea contains approximately 30 mg. of caffeine. People who are caffeine sensitive should take green tea supplements instead of brewing their own tea.
    More than 6 cups of green tea daily can cause sleeplessness, irregular heart beat, diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness, headaches, and loss of appetite.
    People with heart conditions, anxiety, panic attacks, kidney disease and sensitive stomachs should be cautioned about ingesting green tea.
    For people who want the benefits of green tea but don’t like the taste, green tea supplements are available. The dietary supplements normally come in 500 mg capsules which are to be taken two to three times daily.

    Phil X
     
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    Thats very interesting, I used to drink 10 cups of coffee a day, so switched to green tea. I feel a lot less stressed than I did when drinking all that coffee, but having read the above, will limit myself to 6 cups of green tea a day.
     
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    Excellent, thanks for that. I had no idea they came in supplement form. Now where would I get these from, a health food shop I suppose.
     
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    That would be a good idea , LOL or you will be doing the house work at 3am HEHEHEH,

    Phil X
     
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    I saw the green tea tablets in boots the other day
     
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    The capsuls are great and they are on sale at Holland and Barrats

    Phil x
     
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    I have some decaf green tea- its tetleys but am sure i've seen other brands. does anyone know what is the recomended daily amount to drink for best benefits?
     
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