Green tea is always included in the diet of people who are monitoring their health. This drink is very useful for the body. Now it is proved that it prolongs life, protects against cancer, reduces the risk of heart and vascular diseases. In addition, regular drinking of green tea helps maintain a slim body. It helps to lose weight for those people who are overweight. Green tea promotes weight loss not only due to the fact that it increases the metabolic rate. Other useful properties of this drink are also known, for example: – green tea is a mild diuretic, and, therefore, helps to remove excess fluid from the body.
Polyphenols, which are contained in excess in green tea, contribute to increased heat exchange in the body due to the processing of deferred fats. Studies have shown that if you drink 3-6 cups of green tea a day, the volume of burned fat will increase by about 45%.
One of the beneficial properties of green tea is the ability to reduce blood sugar, and to suppress the feeling of hunger, which is very conducive to losing weight: it is enough to drink a cup of green tea half an hour before a meal, so that during lunch you can eat a much smaller amount of food than usual.
Tea should be drunk without sugar, in general. Even without a sweetener, based on aspartame, it is known as a very dangerous chemical. To give the drink some flavor, you can add a piece of lemon, a sprig of lemon balm or mint, or a little dried berries to your tea.
To enhance the effect, you can add a bit of cinnamon or dry ginger to the tea. This will help reduce the calorie intake. If you drink green tea chilled, your body will spend extra energy to warm up the drink. On average, to increase the temperature of one cup of tea, the body spends about 50 calories.
How to prepare Lipton green tea for weight loss? There are two types of tea:
#1. Loose tea leaves. Take a teapot, add 1 spoonful of green tea leaves there. Then pour a cup of hot water into the teapot. Wait for 3-5 minutes.
#2. Green tea bags. Take a cup, pour hot water there and add a green tea bag. Wait for 3-5 minutes.