Lose weight fast and safely with green tea

By  ,  Onlymyhealth editorial team
Sep 14, 2017

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  • Green tea contains affect the metabolism of a person.
  • It has polyphenols which dissolves the triglyceride deposits in the body.
  • Green tea also boosts the endurance level of a person.

With increasing pressure on maintaining the way one looks for both purposes of beauty and health, many people are looking towards weight loss techniques. However, most people cannot visit high-tech gymnasiums and undertake weight loss programs because of their work schedules and busy lives. This is where diet modification, mild exercise and green tea for weight loss comes into play.


Green tea has been used as a mean for weight loss for hundreds of years because of its medicinal properties. However, using green tea to lose weight alone will have any major benefit. It is advisable that one should try losing weight with green tea and incorporate a healthy lifestyle in order to reap the weight loss benefits completely. 

How green tea help with weight loss?

Fast weight reduction with green tea is possible because it contains an ingredient called polyphenols which effectively dissolves the triglyceride deposits in the body. Although triglycerides are important for the body as they are the source of energy but excessive triglyceride deposits lead to fat storage in the body. 

It has also been seen that polyphenols contain epigallocatechin gallate or EGCG which accelerates a person’s metabolism. The metabolic rate decides how a body responds to weight loss techniques. Therefore, green tea accelerates weight loss by increasing the metabolic rate which in turn benefits from exercising regimes. The two combine to lead to weight loss. 

The caffeine content in green tea helps lose weight along with EGCG by triggering a process called thermogenesis. Thermogenesis is the process by which heat is produced in organisms which uses calories and it is estimated that the thermogenesis from drinking at least 5 cups of green tea leads to the burning of 80 calories. 

Green tea boosts the endurance level of a person which means that now a person can exercise for longer durations to aid weight loss. Green tea stimulates the liver and muscle cells to use fatty acids which provide increased energy. The effect of green tea on endurance has been tested on lab rats and it has been seen that after consuming green tea the rats could swim for longer durations without being exhausted. 

Green tea is a beneficial item that people trying to lose weight should include in their diet. However, it is important to remember that just by drinking green tea one cannot lose weight. Exercise and a healthy diet are equally important for the body to have metabolism in order to burn calories and let fat deposits.

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  • Steph23 Oct 2012

    Great article and I wholeheartedly agree about green tea (sorry for rhyme I am a frustrated poet). I use a green tea extract by innoveat that works in conjunction with other beneficial supplements in their system but I guess any green tea extract would do. it really does work. :)

  • Seema18 Sep 2012

    How can green tea affect weight loss. It has antioxidants, but can't agree with the notion.

  • james horton13 Sep 2012

    I think drinking slimming tea is just part of the diet. I am eating more green less red.Exercise regularly,drink more water. I bought the slimming tea, Nuratrim,which i am drinking from haroldwilsonhealthcare.com so far i have lost 4-5kg over 7-8 months.

  • shubhada31 Aug 2012

    does any green tea helps weight loss?


    Where can i buy this product

  • vikrant21 Jun 2012

    one should have green tea after a meal or you can take it with a meal. So if you have 3 big meals ttry to have it with it.

  • Vikrant21 Jun 2012

    Green Tea + 20 Mins of walk will multiply the chances of loosing weight. And if you do weight training and it 4 folds the effectiveness.

  • Anjali15 Jun 2012

    i use 1 cup of green tea before mrning exercise and i really got result. have max 4 cup a day. its is also gud for skin.

  • Vidiya sharma25 Apr 2012

    Many ways to reduce weight but green tea is so easy and best to method to reduce weight or loss weight. Their is no side effect from the green tea. Give more tips for weight loss.

  • piyush25 Apr 2012

    i am taking green tea for more than one year but i am not getting the desire result. suggest me some more tips for weight loss

  • hussain23 Jan 2012

    Hi Thanks for your information about green tea . Kindly also inform that how many time we should drink green tea per day? regards Hussain

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