Regular green tea consumption results in a significant increase in metabolic activity, which can accelerate fat burning and boost weight loss. That’s according to an American Journal of Clinical Nutrition study, in which participants who had consumed green tea extract experienced an average 4 percent boost to their metabolism.
Green tea leaves are unfermented unlike other teas, and therefore contain more of the important polyphenols called catechins. Green tea is a natural diuretic and source of caffeine.
To get the best results from your green tea metabolism boost, drink it as a supplement to an active lifestyle and healthy diet, maybe a comprehensive weight-loss plan.
Combining green tea consumption with 30 to 60 minutes of physical activity each day will help you increase your metabolism throughout the day.
Eating smaller meals through the day helps maintain a higher metabolic rate than eating large portions 3 times a day.
Try 5 to 7 small meals based on a low-fat diet with a healthy balance of whole grains, fruit, vegetables and lean proteins. Combine this with green tea to increase your metabolism and burn fat faster.
If your schedule doesn’t allow time to brew tea, green tea extract is available in convenient powder and capsule forms too.