Green Tea Decreases Abdominal Fat

Green tea is a popular weight-loss supplement that also improves blood sugar regulation and influences fat cell turnover. However it is not a magic potion or pill but it can help.  In recent study clinical research showed decreases in total abdominal fat, subcutaneous abdominal fat (under the skin), and blood triglycerides (blood fats) in people consuming a green tea beverage containing 625 mg of catechins and 39 mg of caffeine).  As part of the study the people in the study 180 minutes per week of moderate-intensity exercise.

Caffeine and catechins – particularly epigallocatechin – 3 – gallate – speed metabolism and fight fat. But if you’re a body builder  reading this the studies further found that it increased the conversion of testosterone to estrogen in fat cells, which is an effect body-builder needs. Green tea is an effective fat fighter that complements the effects of exercise. (Journal of nutrition, 2008)