Green tea may increase metabolism, assist with weight loss, and promote longevity.
Green tea is a popular drink worldwide but it is not near as popular in the United States. After reviewing a flurry of new research, I would recommend that you add it to your diet. This is not the first article I have written on green tea. In Research Proven Weight Loss: Green Tea, I wrote about the effects of green tea on metabolism, body composition, and fat cells. This post will expand on this with new research from 2020.
The first study is from the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology. The research saught look at tea consumption as a primary reduction of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality. It was a huge study with over 100,000 Chinese adults. The researchers found that those who drank green tea at least three times a week were less likely to suffer a heart attack or stroke over the next seven years. The also had a significant decrease in all-cause mortality and 1.26 years longer of life expectancy.
Weight and body fat loss
In another study from 2020, researchers chose to look at green tea extract supplementation to look at the anti-inflammatory and metabolic properties in adult males. The researchers added a placebo and green tea extract to the weight loss plans of 15 males. They found that the endurance plus green tea extract group has a significantly decreased bodyweight, body mass index, body fat percentage, and visceral fat when compared to the placebo group.
The bottom line: Green tea is much clearer in its health and weight loss than coffee. One thing is clear; green tea is safe and well studied. It has benefits in helping you lose weight and might even help you live longer. I drink it, and it helps me have more energy and feel full longer. I might have a cup right now.
- R. Bagheri et al., “Effects of green tea extract supplementation and endurance training on irisin, pro-inflammatory cytokines, and adiponectin concentrations in overweight middle-aged men,” Eur J Appl Physiol, Feb. 2020, doi: 10.1007/s00421-020-04332-6. [Online]. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00421-020-04332-6