Does green tea reduce belly fat?

Does green tea reduce belly fat?

 Green tea is rich in catechins and has a good amount of caffeine, which have thermogenic properties, accelerating metabolism and favoring the breakdown of body fat, and therefore helps to lose weight.

 In addition, some studies show that green tea leaves also help improve insulin sensitivity and reduce abdominal fat, reducing the risk of developing diabetes or cardiovascular disease.

 Green tea is scientifically called Camellia sinensis and has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and hypoglycemic properties, being very useful for weight loss, when combined with a balanced diet and regular physical exercise.

 How to drink green tea to lose weight

 Green tea can be consumed in the form of green tea in leaves, tea bags or powder, which can be found in herbalists, health food stores, pharmacies, drugstores or supermarkets.

 The ideal is to drink 3 to 4 cups of tea a day, about 30 to 60 minutes before or after meals.  It is important to emphasize that in order to lose weight, green tea must be part of a balanced and healthy diet, associated with the practice of regular physical activities.

 It is important to remember that green tea should not be taken on a completely empty stomach, so as not to cause irritation in the stomach or with meals, as caffeine can reduce the absorption of nutrients, such as iron, calcium and vitamin C by the body, as well as it is important to avoid drinking tea at night, so as not to disturb sleep.

 green tea leaves

 To prepare green tea in leaves, it is important to take some care, such as not heating the water too much, as very hot water can damage the catechins responsible for its benefits in weight loss.

 Ingredients:

 1 teaspoon of green tea leaves;

 1 cup of water.

 Method of preparation:

 Boil the water, turn off the heat and add the green tea leaves.  Cover and let stand for 5 to 10 minutes.  Then strain and drink.

 Green tea should not be reheated so as not to lose its properties, so you should prepare the tea immediately before drinking it.  To achieve weight loss results it is necessary to consume about 3 to 4 cups of green tea a day for 3 months.

 green tea bag

 Another option is to drink green tea in the form of bags, which can be more practical to prepare.

 Ingredients:

 1 green tea bag;

 1 cup of water.

 Method of preparation:

 Place the green tea bag in a cup.  Boil water and pour into cup.  Cover the cup, let it rest for 5 minutes and drink the tea.  Consume 3 to 4 cups of green tea per day.

 green tea powder

 Powdered green tea is made from green tea leaves and is another practical option for brewing tea.

 Ingredients:

 Half a tablespoon of powdered green tea;

 1 cup of water.

 Method of preparation:

 Bring the water to a boil, turn off the heat and wait for it to cool down a bit.  Put it in a cup and add the green tea powder, mixing until the powder is completely dissolved.  To make the tea taste lighter, you can add more water to complete about 200 ml.

 who shouldn't take

 Green tea should not be consumed by pregnant or breastfeeding women, nor should it be consumed by people with thyroid problems, insomnia, kidney or liver problems, anemia, gastric ulcers and gastritis.

 In addition, green tea can interact with some medications such as anticoagulants, high blood pressure medications and high cholesterol and, therefore, in these cases, consumption of this tea should only be done under the guidance of a doctor.

 Possible side effects

 Some of the most common side effects that can happen when drinking tea too often, in excess of the recommended amount, or in people who are more sensitive to caffeine are headache, irritation and moodiness, dry mouth, dizziness, nausea, burning sensation. stomach, tiredness or heart palpitations.

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