Monday, April 26, 2010

Lose Weight Drinking Green Tea

So why do people all over the world drink tea anyway?
  • For good health?
  • To maintain the status quo?
  • To relax?
  • Or maybe for lack of something better to drink?
How about all of the above! The universal appeal for tea has led to so many scholars researching its history. Many interesting stories that abound, one thing is common.

The history of tea is closely tied to China and the Chinese who have enjoyed it for thousands of years. It is significant to note that in those days, Tea houses and tea parties were not uncommon and majority of the tea was green.

It was later on that black and red teas were discovered.Oolong ( a mix of green and black colour when oxidised), Sencha, and Puerh belong to these tea category. Cultivation of tea leaves soon became widespread in China and it was taken for granted to have different varieties of tea such as white, black, red etc. While the very nature of the beverage in the past is quite different from what you have in supermarkets and shopping malls today, one thing has remained the same. People know that medicinal values can be obtained from drinking tea.

Drinking Green Tea can help you lose weight!

As a matter of fact, research has proven that green tea can help you lose weight easily and is a safer alternative to diet pills and other 'slimming tablets'!

How does it work?

Food when synthesized is converted into a form known as "triglyceride" which is in the liver and small intestine. It is then carried into the bloodstream to other tissues in the body. While Triglyceride is a very important source of energy, there are complications which can arise as a result of having excess amounts of triglyceride, because when there is an excess amount then it's turned into fat which invariably causes obesity. And that is where green tea comes in useful. Green tea contains significant amounts of "polyphenols " which activates the enzyme necessary for dissolving excess triglyceride and this process when completed makes sure that the pathway to obesity is effectively narrowed.

So while the person next door may take on a highly commercialized brand or label of tea and sip to maintain his status quo, why don't you drop by your local store and pick up some green tea and enjoy a cup? It will certainly do you a world of good. The ancient Chinese can attest to that.

What is the best tea?

To each there own, obviously there are tons of options available on the market. The best should be 100% organic and would ideally contain Sencha, Oolong, and Puerh. When combined these three teas provide an amazingly powerful blend of tea with a great taste, and amazing health benefits.

TavaTea is one of the best that help you with this.
Steven Clarke is an avid drinker of green tea. Loves all types of tea, and drinks it daily.

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