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What is green tea?
You may have heard that Green Tea is the healthiest beverage in the world. This is because it is packed full of antioxidants and nutrients that can potentially have powerful effects on the body. But what is it and where does it come from? Green tea and its extract come from a variety of Camellia sinensis plant, which is traditionally grown and cultivated in India and China. As the name suggests it is a green herbal tea that has not undergone the same withering and oxidisation process as black tea giving it not just its unique taste and colour but also its high nutritional value and health benefits. The consumption of this tea dates back to over 4000 years ago, making it the oldest herbal tea. Emperor Shennong brewed it all the way back in 2737 BC! Thanks to its popularity, there are now several varieties grown across the world. China and Japan though are still the biggest growers and exporters of this delicious tea.
Green tea over black tea
What makes green tea so special and different to black tea is the way in which the leaves are grown and then harvested. Black tea leaves are left to oxidise after harvesting, which gives the leaves a black colour and a sweeter taste. Green tea leaves on the other hand are heated immediately after harvesting, so they do not have time to oxidise. It is heated up by either evaporation or by mild heating in a frying pan. The leaves are then added for drying, so that they retain their freshly harvested green flavour and colour. This tea is prepared using the concentration of the tea, which is then dried and crushed.
How is green tea good for you?
Green tea is full of useful antioxidants which can have many positive benefits for the body. Not only can they protect the body against cellular damage they are also said to be ‘anti-ageing’ and can help prevent the damage that can cause premature ageing. It is also ideal for those looking to lose weight thanks to its ability to help boost the metabolism and fat burning rates as well as many other great positive health benefits.
What are the benefits of green tea?
There are many great potential green tea benefits than can be found in nearly all versions of the tea. Some of the potential benefits are as follows:
Fat burner - As a very popular ingredient in weight loss products, it’s no wonder why green tea fat burner benefits are widely known. It can help boost the metabolism which can lead to increased fat burning by helping to increase the rate in which the body turns fat into useful energy.
Anti-Bacterial - The catechins found in this tea are said to have strong antibacterial and antiviral properties. The properties can therefore make this tea helpful in reducing bacteria levels so can help with detoxing and cleansing the mouth and throat when consumed as a drink.
Antioxidant boost - It is popular for being packed full of antioxidants that can have many beneficial effects on the body. Antioxidants are most popularly known for helping to protect the body and the skin from damage caused by free radicals. Free-radical damage can affect the functioning of the cell and can also be responsible for the signs of premature ageing.
Energy levels - Although not to the same amount as coffee or black tea, this contains certain amounts of caffeine. Caffeine is a well known stimulant that can help provide a helpful energy boost but as the levels are less than coffee it is often found it does not come with the typical coffee ‘crash’.
Green tea extract for weight loss
The extract of this particular tea contains a high concentration of catechins (more than 25%) in comparison to the tea we drink everyday. Because of the high concentration of antioxidants and nutrients, a Green Tea diet can help to boost metabolism as well as cleanse the system. Catechins are powerful antioxidants and are 20 times stronger than vitamin C. In addition, it can help increase your metabolism, giving you that extra energy to help burn fat. It is the high concentration of antioxidants combined with caffeine that gives this tea its body cleansing and fat burning properties. But not only that, it can help give you extra energy making the most out of your workouts. It is available in both capsule and beverage form, making it easy for you to take during the day. Order today and see how this premium kind of tea can help increase your metabolism in a natural and effective way, without the use of dangerous artificial slimming supplements or medication.
Which green tea is best?
There are many different ways in which you can have green tea. This includes the most popular two of as a herbal tea drink or in supplement form. But which is best? This depends on what you are looking at. If you are looking for the best green tea for weight loss that we’d recommend trying a herbal supplement. These often contain other superfood and weight loss ingredients that can contribute in different ways to your weight loss goals. They can also be considered the most convenient of all the options for those looking to receive the benefits of green tea but with the least amount of time or effort in taking it.
If you are looking for a weight loss from green tea then you could also try a herbal slimming tea. These skinny teas are specifically designed to aid weight loss and use a combination of health-benefitting ingredients along with green tea to make a delicious and healthy herbal tea for weight loss. A herbal tea can also be considered more relaxing and enjoyable as well.
If you are looking for a green tea that is so versatile that you can use it both as a warming hot drink as well as bake it into delicious cakes then matcha is the one for you. Matcha tea comes from Japan and is traditionally used in tea ceremonies. Nowadays though it is used for a lot more. Matcha tea powder can be used in exciting recipes from lattes to cakes to ice cream and is arguably the most trendy of the forms of green tea because of this. It also boasts having up to 137x more antioxidants than traditional green tea so is a popular choice for those looking for something to make their diet more fun but also more healthy.
Green tea results
Results will vary with each individual user, however taking this tea along a balanced diet, plenty of water and a regular exercise routine can help enhance the effects. Many that do this feel the increased energy and strength quite quickly after they start taking it daily. Green tea extract is a natural ingredient and therefore the results will vary from person to person. We recommend that you weigh and measure your body before you start, so you can easily keep track of your progress. Bear in mind as well that it is not just solely used as a weight loss aid. As a drink and especially matcha tea can also be used as something that is enjoyable to drink and can provide many other benefits to health alongside weight loss.
Are there any side effects?
If the green tea you are either drinking or taking in supplement form is of a high quality and there are no artificial ingredients in it then there should be no unwanted side effects. Since our ranges of products here at WeightWorld are made using 100% natural ingredients, there are no known side effects. You should always see the list of ingredients to check you are not allergic to any of them. Some of our products have high caffeine content. It is always best to check the labels.
Where to buy green tea
There are many places to buy green tea and the basic versions are often available in your local supermarket. However if you are looking for the one that aces for weight loss rather than just for a delicious hot drink then you should try somewhere more specialised. For the best quality of the tea in whichever form make sure to buy one that is to a high standard and does not contain any artificial ingredients or preservatives. If you are buying japanese matcha green tea powder then the best all rounded type is a premium grade matcha. This is the type that is the most versatile and can be used in baking as well as just drinking. You could choose ceremonial grade but this is more common for the traditional ceremonial use of matcha tea so isn’t found as commonly and does not have the same high quality taste and consistency. If buying a herbal slimming version of the tea then make sure you check the rest of the ingredients so that you know you are not allergic to any and choose one that has the best range of ingredients specifically for their weight loss and health benefits as this will help to give you the best results.
At WeightWorld we offer a range of green tea products including slimming teas, matcha tea and slimming aids with this tea as the key ingredient. Have a look through and find the one right one for you and your needs whilst shopping assured that all of our products are natural and use only the highest quality ingredients. At WeightWorld we want to give our customers the best so only offer products that we believe in, would use ourselves and that we love!
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