Green Tea Extract
Green Tea is not a vitamin or mineral, but green tea extract has been a very popular supplement over the last few years. Green tea extracts are thought to increase energy expenditure and fat oxidation, and to reduce fat production and absorption.
The extract of this popular beverage contains very powerful flavonoid antioxidants known as catechins. Green tea also contains a healthy dose of caffeine.
Research has found that caffeine alone, or in combination with catechins, significantly increased energy expenditure when compared to a placebo. A study in 2012 found that green tea supplements reduced body weight in obese individuals by an average of nearly 2 pounds, as compared to a placebo.
Green tea is a popular dietary supplement for weight loss because of the antioxidant EGCG, which can boost your metabolism during exercise. Matcha green tea has even more EGCG than regular green tea, so you’re more likely to lose or maintain weight with it.
Matcha green tea comes in a powder form as opposed to losing or bagged tea leaves. Grinding the tea leaves into a powder is what allows you to get more nutrients from matcha than from regular green tea.
But you should always remember that exercise remains essential when taking matcha green tea. You should continue to do some type of exercise whether it be walking, running, or doing some other type of moderately strenuous exercise routine once you’ve introduced matcha to your diet.
Green tea extract is considered safe, but clinicians advise people to take the extract with food to minimize any potential risks.
My favorite brand is Irwin Naturals, Oolong & Matcha Green Tea Fat Loss. Green tea extract benefits are:
- INCREASE MEMORY AND CONCENTRATION
- ENERGY BOOSTER
- DIGESTION ENHANCER
- LOWERS CHOLESTEROL