Interesting…. green tea can apparently help a person burn more fat!
This increased fat metabolism is what is of most interest to people wanting to lose weight. It simply means the rate at which you burn calories and the body’s ability to burn fat. The studies seem to point to a connection between the caffeine in green tea and the epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) which causes a boost in noradrenaline. Noradrenaline helps your body boost your metabolism and suppress your appetite.
Some experts recommend that you take a standardized green tea supplement which contains 90mg of EGCG and 50mg caffeine. Of course you should always consult your physician before taking any supplement, especially one with caffeine.
This is especially good news for me. I’ve picked up a green tea addiction, mostly due to the evil Starbucks and their Green Tea Frappucino. I’ve weaned myself away from the Fraps (way too many calories and fat), but I’ve still kept my taste for green tea. I actually quite like a smoothie with green tea boost from Jamba Juice. Good stuff!