Monday, August 16, 2010

All You Need to Know About Green Tea!!!

Green tea best known for its various health benefits is a great alternative to the regular tea. Originated in China, green tea is widely recommended for anti-aging benefits, weight loss, etc. Among all the available varieties of tea, such as white tea, black tea, oolong tea, green tea, etc, green tea is the one which is the least processed and hence has huge benefits.

Calories in Green Tea
Green tea contains zero calories, however the addition of sweeteners increases the calorie count. Consumption of green tea increases the metabolic rate. Consuming 3 to 4 cups of green tea a day increases the metabolic rate by 4%. Green tea consists of chemicals known as polyphenols and catechin which not only have anti-oxidant properties but also act as boosters of metabolism.

Benefits of Green Tea
 - Aids in weight loss
 - slows down the aging process
 - aids in the prevention of cancer
 - fights against allergy causing agents

If you are looking for ways to reduce weight, then drink around 3 to 5 cups of green tea a day. This helps you  get rid of 70 calories in a day.

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