Could your New Year use a little green? (No, not money – though that would be nice!)
We’re talking about green tea, which may offer a bounty of benefits, especially regarding healthy weight management.
With countless studies touting its potential health benefits, green tea might be the healthiest beverage on the planet. That’s because it contains one of the highest amounts of antioxidants of any tea.
Happily, green tea is no longer a specialty item and can be found easily at your local grocery store.
And there’s also good news for non-tea drinkers, as a quality green tea dietary supplement can offer similar health benefits, especially in the weight management department.
We all know a healthy diet and exercise are the best route to a better you. But wouldn’t it be nice to have some extra support?
Let’s see what the experts say about the benefits of green tea…
1. May Help Shed Pounds
Green tea may help you manage a healthy weight and here’s why. Green tea contains caffeine and a type of flavonoid called catechin, which is an antioxidant. Research[i] suggests that both of these compounds can speed up metabolism. Catechin can help to break down excess fat, while both catechin and caffeine can increase the amount of energy the body uses.
2. Boosts Fat Burning
Chances are you’ve seen green tea extract on the label of weight support supplements. That’s because research has shown that it’s linked to increased fat burning, especially during exercise. In one study, men who consumed green tea extract before exercise burned 17% more fat than those men who didn’t take the supplement[ii]. Several other studies confirm these findings, indicating the EGCG in green tea boosts fat burning – which may lead to reduced body fat in the long term.
3. Metabolic Magic? Maybe!
We all burn calories, whether it’s running a marathon or sleeping. You see, even at rest, your body’s cells require energy to perform millions of functions. Research suggests that green tea extract or EGCG supplement may help you burn more calories – even when you’re a couch potato. The effect may depend on the individual, but there was a 3-4 % increase in daily calories burned in most studies.[iii]
4. Belly Fat Buster
Did you know that all fat is not created equal? Visceral fat --AKA belly fat -- lies in the spaces between the abdominal organs. Subcutaneous fat is located between the skin and the outer abdominal wall. High amounts of belly fat are associated with inflammation and insulin resistance, strongly linked to serious diseases including type 2 diabetes and heart disease. Green tea research shows that a significant percentage of fat loss is dangerous visceral fat.[iv]
More Green Tea Goodness
Did we forget to mention green tea’s other benefits? Studies show that the compounds in green tea can help promote healthy skin, support cognitive health and bolster the immune system. But what if you are not a fan of this distinct flavor?
Zenwise® offers the perfect solution. Tasty Green Tea Fat Burner Gummies feature green tea extract, a rich source of EGCG which provides energy for performance and supports thermogenesis and a healthy, balanced metabolism.†
These naturally flavored, sugar-free gummies also include Garcinia Cambogia, which promotes appetite control, and Raspberry Ketones and Green Coffee Bean for additional support.†
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†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.