Green Tea has been talked about for years as a healthy beverage option. Studies have shown that the polyphenols in Green Tea, specifically one called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) can help prevent or treat cancer, pain and inflammation, heart disease, high blood sugar, high blood pressure, dementia and more. According to a BBC News article, “Drinking green tea can substantially cut the risk of dying from a range of illnesses...”
Some studies have shown that Green Tea can help you boost metabolism and the burning of fat as well. Just be careful to choose organic green tea as tea tends to be heavily sprayed. Also make sure and brew your tea with UN-floridated water, as some studies have shown that tea already contains too much fluoride, especially cheap imported tea from China (although green tea seems to contain much less than black teas, in general).
However, it seems that some people are looking for the magic potion that will enable them to lose weight effortlessly, while still eating whatever they want. The truth is that most people need to avoid processed foods and reduce their intake of sugars and grains, even more wholesome ones, in order to lose weight and keep it off. Exercise is also important not only for overall good health, but for losing weight and keeping it off. Studies have shown that for the best weight loss effect, exercise should be done for 45 - 60 minutes each day, with 30 minutes being a minimum.
Many people have a hard time cutting back on carbohydrates and sugars because they don’t have enough fat in their diet. Yes, you read right, not enough fat in their diet, especially saturated fat from pastured animals and animal products! It is a myth that saturated fats cause heart disease - what do you think people at way back at the turn of the century when heart disease was practically unheard of? Yes, that’s it, lots of butter, cream, lard, pork sausage and full-fat dairy like whole milk and whole milk cheese! Go to the Weston Price Website for more info.
If you want to take Green Tea in a more concentrated form, try Quantum’s Green Tea Extract, which can be purchased at the following websites:
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