Our Lady of Weight Loss

Our Lady of Weight Loss

The Green Tea Diet: Miracle drink melts fat.

High Tea with Our Lady of Weight Loss “Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one.” ~ Ancient Chinese Proverb
Last week, while getting my hair ‘done,’ a lovely young woman whose hair was dyed black with a few blue highlights (absolutely fabulous, didn’t have the nerve to do it myself) made me a cup of green tea! The tea was soothing, delicious and while drinking it, I remembered that green tea has been reported to help one lose weight. So, when I got home, I did a bit of digging and reading and here’s what I learned!
Green tea, used for thousands of years in Asia, as both beverage and herbal medicine is now the subject of numerous scientific studies in the U.S. and abroad.
Research shows that green tea helps to prevent cancer and heart disease. Green tea slows the aging process and may even reduce harmful blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels. It has been known to prevent and reduce the pain of rheumatoid arthritis.
Miraculous health benefits, indeed! Scientists in the United States and Switzerland published a study in the December 1999 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition showing that green tea extract contained a substance that may help burn fat.
The Linus Pauling Institute explains that the weight loss is “apparently due to increased fat oxidation and thermogenesis.”
Put that in your teapot and drink it! (Green Tea contains caffeine).
A recap or recup, if you will!
Green Tea …
1. helps to prevent certain types of cancer
2. helps to prevent heart disease
3. slows the aging process
4. reduces harmful blood cholesterol and blood sugar levels
5. prevents and reduces the pain of rheumatoid arthritis
6. helps burn fat
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  • Your Name

    Thank you Janice for todays green tea benefit issue.I admit i am more of a coffee drink than green tea,but because of the enumerated benefits here in your place,i guess i would prefer to have more take on the green tea than coffee on my daily diet with caffein.It’s a good news for me about the aging process benefit of green tea because i have been keeping my secret on staying young and green tea will add to my secret of a young looking me:)until dad will always say that i look younger than my age,i’ll keep drinking tea and non stop lol-ing,anyway,i am a natural lol person,lol.
    thanks ,Janice.

  • Tim

    Green tea has been consumed for many centuries with a lot more benefits than any other food or drink in the world. The secret lies in the fact that it is rich in catechin polyphenols, especially epigallocatechin gallate- EGCG, which is a very powerful anti-oxidant: at least 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times more than vitamin E in protecting cells from harmful effects.

  • Rosie

    Does it matter if the tea is hot or cold? Just wondering. Thanks

  • angi

    do you think green tea is ok to drink when pregnant – due to the caffeine
    i think i read somewhere that decaff green tea doesn’t have the same benefits

  • janet

    What kind of green tea do you recommend drinking?

  • GingerLu

    I found out when camping that you don’t even have to heat the tea to enjoy it. Just drop a bag or two in a water bottle and enjoy. It will be weaker but also less bitter than tea made with hot water. Don’t know about the health benefits but the kids and I drink this on vacation all the time and we feel great! It also helps in places where the water is safe to drink but does not taste that great …!!

  • canali

    imo, any green, white even OOLONG (my fav) a semi fermented tea shows properties to burn fat….plus since if it’s hot when you’re drinking it, the liquid empties from the stomach slower than does a cold fluid (but I’m forever making no sugar iced teas using only quality looseleafs)…all good for you: low cal, no fat, good chemicals all around IMO.
    green/white tea: non fermented
    oolong: semi fermented
    blacks: fermented.
    Explore tea and get educated by visiting a quality loose leaf tea shop…speak with the owner…tons of great flavours all over the world to enjoy.

  • Colin

    For those asking about what type of green tea, the highest quality tea comes in loose leaf form. These are the types that the Chinese have been making for centuries such as Dragonwell, Bi Luo Chun, Gunpowder Green, etc… And Japanese styles such as Sencha.
    I find a good place to start is with jasmine pearls, since they have a nice fragrance and the tea itself is pretty mild. Whole Foods and other natural grocers typically have a decent selection, even some in bulk form. Or visit the tea shops if you have one close. The people there will be able to tell you everything you need to know!

  • Luke The Green Tea Guy

    Although green tea is more available than ever before, there are many differences in quality and taste, depending on where it is grown and how it’s processed. It’s best to buy ORGANIC green tea. Although it’s more expensive, it’s worth it in the long run.
    If you want to lose weight and stay healthy, green tea can make an important contribution to your weight loss program. Try the following green tea weight loss tips: I drink 3-6 cups of green tea per day (but don’t drink any after 6 p.m. because the caffeine may interfere with sleeping, and it relieves my stress, decreases my appetite and gives me more energy. I’ve been able to lose weight (10 pounds in 6 weeks) drinking green tea plus restricting myself to a 1200 calorie per day diet.

  • Gea

    What kind of green tea do you recommend drinking for weight loss?

  • nissa_loves_cats

    Black tea and white tea are also shown to be associated with weight loss and other health benefits.

    Tea in tea bags as well as loose leaf tea are beneficial. If caffeine bothers you, steep the tea bag in hot water for 30-45 seconds, discard the hot water, and re-steep. The resulting tea will have 80% less caffeine but will not lose the antioxidants you want.

    There is no scientific study showing that organic-certified tea has greater health benefits than the inexpensive varieties of tea that most people drink.

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