Have you been on an endless serious weight loss programs? Are you always reading the latest fad diet book or engaging in the most recent exercise class at the gym? Although these are all valid ways to attempt to lose weight, there is one little-known secret that can help you lost weight without cutting down portions or exercising for hours. The secret is to drink green tea. Below are some tips about how drinking green tea will help you to lose weight.
Drinking green tea after a meal helps to burn fat because the tea contains antioxidants that work to stimulate the metabolism. If you have just eaten lunch or dinner, sipping a mug of green tea will help you to digest your food more quickly. As well as more easily convert calories to energy instead of storing them as fat.
In addition to the fat burning qualities of green tea, this magical elixir also offers benefits to your immune system. Green tea helps to fight free radicals in the body and works to boost the immune system and create healthy and smooth skin. Best of all, green tea is easy to prepare and cost-effective. Meaning that everyone has access to this immune-booster regardless of your budget. Unless you are allergic to caffeine, there isn’t any reason why you can’t have a daily cup of green tea.
How should you drink green tea? The most common way to have green tea is freshly brewed without any sugar. However, if you like a sweeter tasting tea, you can add a little bit of honey and/or lemon to your tea. Keeping your tea sugar-free ensures that you are not adding calories to a drink that is supposed to help you burn them.
Best of all, green tea is easy to prepare and can be found in most restaurants and coffee shops. If you are used to having a cup of coffee every morning from your local donut shop, why not try switching to a green tea? It may take some time to adjust but the benefits will be well worth it.
Still not convinced that green tea is a great drink for losing weight? If all of the above reasons to drink green tea do not have you reaching for a cup, think about this: Green tea is virtually calorie-free. If you were to simply substitute a cup of green tea for a cup of soda, you would automatically be saving calories. Add to that the fat-burning and immune-boosting properties, and you can easily see how this drink should be tops on your list.