Make green tea your best friend especially when your want a flat tummy. According the scientists at pennsylvania State University, green tea contains a compound helps block fat and improves your body to burn it. “We found that green tea slowed weight gain by 45 percent in those on a high fat diet,” says Ph.D Joshua Lambert of the University. “If your eating right and exercising, it could keep you from putting on the pounds in the first place.” To get the benefits from green tea, have at least two cups of regular or decaf green tea daily. Apparently, drinking 4 cups of green tea burns 50 calories. So green tea does do a body good.
TIP: Green tea is best when drank with filtered loose leaves. As well as allowing the tea leaves the space to release the maximum of their flavor and qualities.
3 Green Tea Facts:
- Stress Buster Green tea is a proven stress-beater according to research conducted by the University College London. The UCL team found that drinking green tea lowers stress hormone levels. 50 minutes after a high stress event, tea drinkers who had been drinking 4 cups of black tea daily for a month, had a 20% greater drop in the stress hormone cortisol than the placebo group.
2. Liver Cleanser
If you’re feeling a little rough after a night out, having drunk a little too much alcohol, you may find that green tea will be a lifesaver the next day. Green tea is reported to aid in repairing liver damage.
3. Tea for Acne
Green tea extract is used in numerous cosmetic products including skin creams, facial washes and is apparently effective at fighting acne and spots. A study conducted at the Memorial Medical Center in the Philippines compared the effects of a cream containing 3% green teaextract and another containing benzoyl peroxide on patients with moderate to severe acne. The results found that the group testing the green tea cream were pleasantly surprised to have a clearer and much improved skin complexion, as well as a lightly lighter skin colour. The study also suggests that green tea is less of an irritant than other products, as the green tea cream users reported fewer side effects than the benzoyl peroxide group, including fewer cases of itching, dry skin and allergic responses.