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TBIRB8 SparkPoints: (730)
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7/11/14 3:40 A

I'll give an iced tea a shot! Maybe with some mint?
I used to drink a cup after every meal at least and my energy levels were so much higher when I did. Felt cleaner, overall healthier.

Thanks guys!

KENDILYNN SparkPoints: (12,474)
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7/10/14 6:03 P

If you haven't tried iced green tea, you should. Just make it yourself. I haven't found a single pre-made iced green tea that isn't flavored and sweetened. It's hard enough to find unsweetened iced black tea, but green is impossible.

7/10/14 4:37 P

Regarding the use of green tea extract for weight loss benefits; I say "save your money."
There have been a few studies, but the outcomes are mixed. While there may be a slight increase in metabolism and the burning of calories the effect is very small and also short lived.

More research is needed---but right now the use of this supplement would not be an effective way to lose weight.

Your SP Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

KKKAREN SparkPoints: (228,205)
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7/10/14 3:33 P

I don't do any kind of supplements myself. When I make iced tea I use one black tea bag and throw in a couple of green tea bags. The black overpowers the green but you still get the benefits.

TBIRB8 SparkPoints: (730)
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7/10/14 12:20 P

Does anyone here take green tea extract? Would you recommend it, or not?

I'm considering taking it as I used to drink lots of green tea but in that past couple years I've lost my taste for most hot drinks. I used to have a lot more energy when I drank it regularly and just felt overall better and healthier.

I am trying to drink a cup of it a day or so but I don't think it's likely that I'll drink it much more than that.


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