Drink Green Tea to Reduce Body Fat

Weight loss scaleDid you over-indulge in too many high-calorie foods over the holidays? Put on a few extra pounds? Two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese, and a few extra pounds add up to health risks. However, drinking green tea may help fight body fat and also lower cholesterol levels.

Green tea is lower in caffeine than coffee, so it makes a great coffee substitute. A high intake of caffeine can cause nervousness, dependence, and sleep problems.

A recent, small study on green tea in Japan showed that taking green tea extract was associated with losing body fat and weight. The more green tea extract the study participants took, the bigger the effect. The subjects also had lower LDL cholesterol and lower blood pressure (to counteract hypertension).

A study in Holland indicated tied caffeinated green tea with weight loss, and even the decaf green tea drinkers lost weight. Researchers suggested that the caffeine helped with fat oxidation.

People with liver problems need to be careful about taking weight loss supplements that contain green tea extract. It is generally safest to drink green tea itself is generally safest. Green tea in its whole form may contain compounds that work in a synergistic  way to create health benefits.

Combined with a sensible diet and a significant exercise program, green tea may help weight loss programs. It may also have cancer-fighting properties. Green tea tastes great and helps maintain hydration levels.

Your overall health affects your eye health. Maintaining a healthy weight through good nutrition and exercise cannot be over-emphasized. Green tea contains antioxidants that fight antioxidants. Drink green tea and take care of your body can help prevent eye problems. At Natural Eye Care, we offer a complete program for preventing eye problems. Click to learn more about antioxidants’ role in preventing eye problems.

Source: WebMD

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Marc Grossman, Doctor of Optometry and New York State Licensed Acupuncturist, is a holistic eye doctor and co-author of a number of books on natural vision care. Since 1980 Dr. Grossman has been helped many people maintain healthy vision and even improve eyesight. He is dedicated to providing information to those with conditions ranging from myopia and dry eyes to potentially vision threatening diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. His combined multi-disciplinary approach using nutrition, eye exercises, lifestyle changes and Chinese Medicine provides him with a wide array of tools and approaches with which to tackle difficult eye problems.