Is Green Tea Good For Weight Loss Or Is It Just A Hype?

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Gina Hodge

Curejoy Expert Gina Hodge Explains:

Is green tea good for weight loss?

Most people, who are hooked on to the “calorie and fat burn” trend, treat their morning cup of green tea to be the elixir to a slimmer, fitter frame. They are right in a way to assume that the positive health benefits from consuming this nutrient rich beverage, makes them feel energetic and more active. But to expect green tea to magically trim off your excess belly fat would lead to nothing but disappointment.

[Read: Green Tea vs. Black Tea: Which Is Best?]

It is true that high concentrations of catechin polyphenols found in green tea can spike up your metabolic levels, inhibit the body’s fat absorption by regulating glucose and insulin, suppress your appetite by keeping you full longer, and absorb excess triglycerides. All these are critical to burning fat effectively but the amount of fat burn is modest and some studies have shown no change in fat burn rate from regularly drinking green tea.

What green tea does best is influence other aspects of your lifestyle that prove more influential in your weight loss in the long term. Enjoying green tea in the morning and as a late afternoon/early evening drink, ensures that you stay away from sugar laced coffee, desserts, sodas, canned fruit juices, or any “fillers” that cause more harm than good. It keeps you full and active curbing your cravings for sugar or excess carb-rich foods.

If there is any fat that green tea burns, it is the visceral fat (fat around your organs) and not much of the “visible” subcutaneous fat (fat under the skin). Visceral fat is harmful and causes inflammation and insulin resistance, both of which are strongly linked to all sorts of serious diseases, including type 2 diabetes and heart disease.

So green tea provides the most “healthy” alternative to other foods and provides some other astonishing health benefits that make it ideal for being a part of everyday diet. Exercise and eat healthy to boost its potential.


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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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Ellen Joy
Ellen Joy 5pts

Hello curejoy.. What brand of tea?best for me?

Becky Ochoa
Becky Ochoa 5pts

Chamomile good for your tummy,colic and menstrual (pms) and good for inflammation and scalp if its itchy!

Anupama Prayaga
Anupama Prayaga 5pts

Green tea is excellent for body! Always go for organic...pick lemon or Mint green tea...cut down.sugar. if u crave for sugar always add raw honey. N.drink..i saw tremendous change in my weight. It flushes out bad toxins from the body. You will all organic items at #Swadesi bazar. Jayanagar 9th block..

Jonathan Preetham
Jonathan Preetham 5pts

Look at the Japanese ... Living examples \U0001f44f\U0001f44d!

Lynn Armour
Lynn Armour 5pts

What about chamomile tea ? Is it good for health too

Raine Kenny
Raine Kenny 5pts

The only sure way to lose weight is to eat healthy and portion control.

Ayurveda 5pts

Jasmine tea is great as well :)

Narmadha Rajalakshmi
Narmadha Rajalakshmi 5pts

It doesn't suit my metabolism.I experienced pseudo symptoms of high B.P.,high heart rate.regretfully had to stop.but the first 3-4 days I really felt great like light body weight.

Pravesh Man Pati
Pravesh Man Pati 5pts

Its not hype Actually cóż green tea does not Actually aid in weight loss but it helps to detox toxine flush out of ur body n helps food to convert into energy rather dan fats n it makes body light as well...

Maya Malik
Maya Malik 5pts

It can b used after delivery to lose belly bloat?

Melissa Viera
Melissa Viera 5pts

Does it have alot of caffeine? Made me very jittery.

Terri Johnson Stovall
Terri Johnson Stovall 5pts

I drink 3 cups a day for 2 years now, no weight loss, gain actually, but it tastes good.

Natasja Gierdharie
Natasja Gierdharie 5pts

It's just a hype. The real weight loss happens due to cutting out sugars and increased physical activities.

Princess Anne
Princess Anne 5pts

It's ok to drink any kind of green tea or most it be organic ones?

Ayurveda 5pts

We can need to workout and also keep our body fit along with drinking green tea! Will definitely give you better results! :)

Ayurveda 5pts

Yes avoiding sugar is also extremely beneficial! :)

Chandan Pandey
Chandan Pandey 5pts

Hype coz I use it for two years and results are frustrating

Manal Samamah
Manal Samamah 5pts

indirectly ... it is good for healthy and health ... food results healthy figure

Janine Panuelos
Janine Panuelos 5pts

Personally, I lost weight after I stopped drinking coffee (with sugar and other sweet stuff)and replaced it with green tea.

Sara Akil
Sara Akil 5pts

I just flushing kidneys and. More times to rest room

Sara Akil
Sara Akil 5pts

Drink tea I still have the same wgt

Celine Tan
Celine Tan 5pts

No i drink matcha green powder since many many yrs nothing happen

Ayurveda 5pts

Sangeeta Pandya Maladkar Thanks for sharing!

Ramu Gurung
Ramu Gurung 5pts

Yes it is, this tea has successfully lost my weight.