At some point in your life, someone has probably told you to drink green tea for weight loss. But what are all the benefits of green tea?
1. Green tea may improve brain function
Yeh, you heard me right. Because green tea contains caffeine, it has been shown to improve brain function, resulting in better moods, faster reaction times, and better memory.
The brain is affected by blocking an inhibitory neurotransmitter called adenosine, resulting in a higher firing rate of the neurons.
2. Increased fat burning
Green tea has been proven to increase your metabolic rate, therefore increasing the number of calories you burn per day. If you look at any fat burning supplement, I can almost guarantee green tea will be in it!
3. Reduces bad breath
Studies have shown that some of the ingredients in green tea can reduce bad breath by suppressing the growth of bacteria in the mouth
4. High in antioxidants
Green tea is high in antioxidants. Antioxidants play a huge role in preventing cell damage. Green tea is approximately 70% catechins (antioxidants), such as EGCG.
5. Suppress appetite
Just like water, drinking green tea can suppress your appetite, meaning you may skip that cheat meal were planning of having. This can have a huge effect on weight loss long term!
All in all, I think we can agree that green tea has some amazing benefits, and a cup a day is definitely worth having!
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