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Green Tea Catechins Help Promote Loss of Belly Fat, Study Reveals

By Mike Adams, January 26, 2009 | Key concepts: Green tea, Fat loss and Abdominal fat

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New research published in the Journal of Nutrition reveals that consuming green tea along with three hours of exercise a week results in accelerate loss of body fat around the abdominal region compared to exercise alone.

Test subjects were given 625mg of green tea per day in a junked-up liquid beverage made with artificial citrus flavoring chemicals, processed table salt, glucose and the artificial sweetener sucralose. (This is conventional medicine's idea of a "weight loss" beverage, by the way. Go figure...) Given what was in the beverage, it's amazing anybody lost body fat at all!

The control group drank the same junk beverage but without the green tea component. Incredibly, those who drank the green tea version of the beverage somehow managed to lose belly fat. The study author concluded that "consumption of a beverage containing green tea catechins (625mg/d) may enhance exercise-induced loss of abdominal fat and improve circulating FFA and TG levels."

Green tea is also well known to help prevent breast cancer, prostate cancer and Alzheimer's disease, by the way. Beware of cheap sources of green tea from China, most of which are contaminated with dangerous levels of fluoride.

So, does green tea really help you lose body fat? Only if you exercise at the same time. The bigger factor in weight loss is the exercise. Green tea and other supplements are only minor factors. I know there are lots of health conscious consumers out there chugging green tea and wondering why they're not losing body fat. That's because they need to move their butts and start walking, swimming, lifting, cycling or doing something that gets the heart pumping and increases metabolism.

Green tea can be part of the solution, but it would be a huge mistake to think it will do the work for you.

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Green Tea Catechins Help Promote Loss of Belly Fat, Study Reveals

From Nutraingredients.com: recious studies have also suggested that tea catechins may help promote weight loss. The current study, published in The Journal of Nutrition, found that consuming a beverage containing green tea catechins (625mg/d) may enhance exercise-induced loss of abdominal fat and improve triglyceride levels.... more

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