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Drinking 3 Cups A Day Of Green Tea (Hot or Cold) Helps Lose Belly Fat!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I like my green tea and usually have at least 2 cups a day, but according to the results of a study at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Centre on Aging at Tufts University, people who drank "3" cups of green tea a day lost twice as much weight as those not drinking tea. And important to note, the tea-drinking group lost significantly more belly fat than the non-tea drinkers!

Catechins, those antioxidants we keep hearing more & more good things about, are found in high amounts in green tea and they've been shown to be helpful in promoting weight loss, specifically belly fat.

Now if you're concerned about the little bit of caffeine that's in green tea (caffeine content of a cup of green tea depends greatly on the type of tea and how it is prepared - sources quote anywhere from 3 to 30 mg of caffeine in a cup of green tea; regular tea contains between 30 and 60 mg; a can of Coke contains 34 mg; instant coffee contains between 65 and 100 mg & drip filtered coffee can contain up to 200 mg) decaf green tea is available. However some decaffeination processes can lower the antioxidant content of tea so you should add an extra cup or two over and above the 3/day.

An additional tip: Replacing some of the tea brewing water with citrus juice, such as lemon, lime, orange, or grapefruit, allows your body to use more of the tea's catechins! I'm sure adding a slice or two of the citrus fruit would work as well. But don't add milk, as it inhibits the absorption of the tea's healthful properties.

Drinking green tea hot or cold is good either way, but I don't believe the powdered green tea drinks are of much benefit, if any.

So it looks like it's in our best interests to up the ante and increase our green tea intake to at least 3 cups - bottoms up! And here's to less belly fat - Cheers!!!


Tea is a cup of life. ~ Author Unknown

Tea does our fancy aid,
Repress those vapours which the head invade
And keeps that palace of the soul serene.
~ Edmund Waller, "Of Tea"


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MSEBONIC 10/28/2015 10:34AM

  I've been drinking green tea with and without lemon for some time now and I must say it really does work. I've had it with honey as well, and it really has helped with the belly fat. Along with walking and being active, green tea has really helped me loose some weight and health wise. When I have colds are anything I drink a cup of hot green tea and squeeze a lemon in it and by the end of the cup i'm 100% better. Because I drink it so often i don't really get sick and when i do feel a little under the weather i drink it. Thanks for the information, because it was useful and i'm already doing that lol.

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WILMA102 2/17/2013 7:40AM

    I think I will try this

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LINDATWIN 5/9/2010 12:23PM

    Green Tea now comes in bottles. I buy diet w/ citrus. It's
delicious and I've just about given up on coffee now !
Thanks for the info. !



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HELLORITA 5/9/2010 6:20AM

    I am going to switch from 2 bottles of beer to green tea. That should make a difference.

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SWIM_2_SLIM 4/24/2010 11:18PM

    Great info, thank you!!!

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THINMAMAWARD 4/24/2010 8:35AM

    Great info to go. I like hot green tea, but never tried it cold.

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SWEETTOOTH10 4/24/2010 8:20AM

    Thanks for the helpful info! Next time I have green tea, I WILL put in some juice as you nmentioned, or slices of lemon, or orange!

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MSFDAA 4/24/2010 1:00AM

  Thanks good information. I really need some help with the belly fat, hope this works for me.

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HVMBRU 4/19/2010 8:37AM

    Looked at your tracker and you've done so well! Congratulations.

Used to be a green tea drinker but now only occasionally. Think you convinced me to go back. So, thanks!


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EGRAMMY 4/14/2010 10:19PM

    Excellent blog. Enjoyed it so much. emoticon

Dr. Oz Show team will enjoy this information.

I'll tell the Victoriana Tea Parlour to look at your blog also.

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WILDCARD1 4/14/2010 8:11PM

    thanks for the information

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CATHY629 4/14/2010 3:53PM

    I love tea,i drink mostly black tea with skimmed milk and no sugar,i also occaisionly have green tea but with no milk and sweetened with a teaspoon of honey.

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BKWHITE3 4/14/2010 2:34PM

    I love drinking green tea.

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MARSHASTAR 4/14/2010 1:38PM

    Thank you for the information. I had to stop drinking coffee (Dr.'s orders) so I have been drinking decaffeinated green tea. Now I think I will try to drink 4 cups a day.

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LOVE_2_LAUGH 4/14/2010 1:27PM

    Wow, this is interesting. I'm not a tea or coffee drinker. I'm the type who likes a little tea/coffee with my sugar. LOL! I wonder if you could add Splenda to the tea -- then I think I could give it a try . . .

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DOOBIE893 4/14/2010 1:08PM

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PRANA_DANCER 4/14/2010 12:32PM

    I'm sure some lemon with my green tea would be awesome. I'll have to buy one one my way home!

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PLAYBLUES22 4/14/2010 12:07PM

    Does this work if you use artificial sweeteners with it?

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LJCANNON 4/14/2010 12:00PM

    emoticon Can't tell you how much I liked this blog right now....I have to go get a cup of Tea!!!

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SPORTSMOM03 4/14/2010 11:59AM

    I'm sure going to give this a try!!

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    I LOVE my green teas and take supplements as well to boost this green tea intake and I will let you know if it works!

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