Does green tea boost metabolism?
Tea has always been associated with health benefits, but when it comes to metabolism and weight loss – there could be a clear winner.
Thanks to its unique compounds and antioxidant con to its unique compounds, you can use green tea for natural and gentle weight loss support.
Although green tea can't replace a healthy diet and a solid exercise regime, it is certainly one of the best natural sources to speed up your metabolism and enhance weight loss.
What is Green Tea?
Green tea is becoming increasingly popular as more and more people discover this growing trend. It’s one of the most widely enjoyed beverages and is formed from dried leaves harvested from the Camellia sinensis plant.
As well as it’s positive effects on weight loss, green tea is also known for its many other health benefits that include:
- Maintaining a good heart health
- Supporting relaxation and anxiety
- Increased energy levels
- Improved brain function
- Packed with antioxidants
How Does Green Tea Support Weight Loss?
Caffeine & weight loss
Although not as much as a regular cup of coffee, green tea still has enough caffeine to offer some mild effects.
Caffeine is a stimulant that has been proven to help your body burn fat quicker and enhance your physical performance. (1)
Combined with a regular exercise routine and a controlled diet, this combination is one of the best ways to shred some body fat.
In fact, a recent study looked at men who took green tea extract before exercise and found that they burned 17% more fat than men who didn’t take the supplement. This study suggests that green tea, and its compounds, is able to enhance the fat bringing effects of exercise. (2)
Antioxidants & weight loss
Antioxidants are compounds that help our bodies fight against ‘free radicals’ – which are particles that increase oxidative stress. As green tea has virtually no processing, it contains more antioxidants and therefore more health benefits than most other teas on the market.
Green tea contains a group of antioxidants known as catechins, which have been put them some intense research and studies but have come out showing clear signs of weight loss.
The most commonly known catechin, EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), appears to have anti-obesity effects. (3)
This is down to a number of reasons, and recent studies show that by consuming green tea, we aid our bodies in reducing weight and body fat, by speeding up our metabolic rate and fat oxidisation.
More and more studies are starting to suggest that by drinking green tea or taking a daily supplement, you are more likely to burn calories faster, even whilst you are resting
EGCG effectively helps to turn more fat into energy. The compounds in green tea boosts our hormones which essentially helps to “mobilize” fat burning. (4)
If you’re worried about not liking the acquired taste of green tea, don’t panic. It is one of the essential ingredients in our unique formula that makes up Fighters Core Pro Burn X, meaning you can get all of the fat-fighting antioxidants and catechins in one simple supplement.