Unless you've been living under a rock, you have been exposed to dozens if not hundreds of diets claiming to be the one that will help you lose weight without much work on your part. And if you do any diet research online, I have no doubt you will be feeling pretty overwhelmed by the level of information that is available, not to mention the sheer volume of products and options you can select from to go about your desired weight loss. One of the most talked about and popular ways to lose weight these days is the use of a green tea extract supplement. Even Oprah has recently extolled the virtues of using tea for weight loss.
Although the tea has been around for thousands of years, there are many people who have not heard about it as a weight loss supplement. Sometimes called the Ultimate Green Tea Weight Loss diet, this article will examine some of the benefits and a few of the side-effects of using a green tea extract supplement for weight loss. The phrase "Ultimate Green Tea Weight Loss Diet" is not a brand of diet or supplements, but is a general, popular term to describe loss of weight using green tea.
Using green tea as part of a weight loss program relies upon daily doses of the tea extract which is known to affect weight loss by boosting your body's metabolism to raise your calorie and fat burning level. Studies have shown that taking green tea raises the average metabolic rate by 4%, which accounts for its weight loss capabilities. (You should be aware that some tea extract supplements contain ephedrine to increase metabolism rates even higher, however, recent studies have suggested that ephedrine can be very dangerous to your health and should be avoided. Some jurisdictions have restricted or even eliminated the sale of products containing ephedrine.)
The tea also has anti-oxidant properties that can be beneficial for human health beyond simply losing weight. For example, its' extracts have been linked to a reduction in the incidences of colon, bladder, esophageal, pancreatic, rectal and stomach cancer by up to 60%. It is said to help lower bad cholesterol (LDL) and increase good cholesterol, help to stop the development of blood clots which may lead to strokes and heart attacks; help reduce high blood pressure, lower blood sugar levels and prevents Type 2 diabetes.
Green tea extract also helps to protect the liver against toxins, promote oral health by destroying the bacteria that forms plaque, destroy free radicals, boost the immune system and help to maintain a healthy fluid balance which helps to relieve stress and fatigue.
While the merits of any weight loss program should be evaluated by the individual based upon his or her own goals, the so-called Ultimate Green Tea Weight Loss diet does seem to prove to be a safe easy and effective option in the battle of the bulge.