Green tea is a major contributor to fat burning. The catechin polyphenols found in green tea effectively increases the metabolic rates of the body and food intakes. With strong fat burning abilities, it can help burning about 266 extra calories a day.
Green tea contains three major components that promote fat loss: catechins, caffeine and theanine.
Studies suggest that green tea compounds promote fat loss by inhibiting both gastric and pancreatic lipase the enzymes that digest triglycerides, and fatty acid synthetase, the enzyme responsible for synthesizing fatty acids into the form in which they can be stored in the body’s adipose cells.
Research at Tuft University indicates that green tea activates fat burning genes in the abdomen to speed weight loss by 77 percent.
Research published in the Journal of Nutrition found that overweight adults who drank 4 to 6 cups of green tea daily lost at least 7 percent more abdominal fat than those who didn’t drink green tea.
Green tea to burn fat