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Weight Loss Benefits of Green Tea!

Green Tea is full of antioxidants and nutrients that have many health benefits, including improved brain function, weight loss, a lower risk of cancer and many other incredible benefits, but in this article we mainly focus on the weight loss aspects.

In order to burn fat, it must first be broken down in the fat cell and moved into the bloodstream. Green Tea Web SmallThe active compounds in green tea can aid in this process by boosting the effects of some fat burning hormones.

The antioxidants in green tea can help inhibit an enzyme that breaks down and increases the hormone - norepinephrine. This hormone is used by the nervous system as a signal to the fat cells, telling them to break down fat. Therefore, more norepinephrine leads to a stronger signal being sent to the fat cell and more fat gets broken down. The end result is that the fat cell breaks down more fat, which is released into the bloodstream and becomes available for use as energy by cells that need it, like muscle cells.

The number of studies is showing that green tea can boost the burning of fat while exercising which may lead to reduced body fat in the long term. So if you have an exercise plan, make sure to include green tea in your regular diet to achieve the best possible results in the most effective way.

Another great benefit of this super food is that it can help boost your metabolism, however, according to scientific evidence, the effect might depend on the individual.

Even though green tea can mildly increase metabolism and fat burning, the effects are modest when it comes to actual pounds lost, however, it is extremely healthy for various other reasons. 

If you want to read more about the Weight Loss Benefits of Green Tea and read supporting scientific studies, please visit the website: http://authoritynutrition.com/green-tea-and-weight-loss/