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Green tea?
15 Aug 2015, 06:58
Read somewhere that green tea is good for this who want to loose weight since it shrinks the fatty cells. Now if you ask me, like everything else such as, it's too good to be true. Or? Anyone know?
The sun is shining (although the terms are down to +10C during the nights), I' getting a hair trim and then dipitydip in the pool. FaThe DH has turned up the main heater (we have solar panels as well) so we can enjoy ourselves probably for the last weekend this fall :)
Re: Green tea?
15 Aug 2015, 14:45
I've been reading this a lot as well. Even my trainer said it's good for weight loss. But it has to be unsweetened. I'm not a huge tea fan myself and I especially can't drink it without any sugar. But you should try it and let us know how it goes. lol. :razz:
Re: Green tea?
15 Aug 2015, 23:55
One of many NCBI links (and certainly not exhaustive, nor conclusive of their 861 references to "green tea" and "weight loss"):

Their summary:

"•The ability of green tea preparations to help with weight loss has been evaluated in a Cochrane Systematic Review that included 14 RCTs. Those in the green tea group lost on average 0.2 to 3.5 kg more than those in the control group over 12 weeks. In most studies, the weight loss was not statistically significant.

•This evidence does not apply to cups of green tea, typically prepared by steeping a tea bag in hot water. All trials used preparations of green tea that involved extraction procedures that yielded concentrations of active ingredients (catechins and caffeine) that were greater than that produced in a traditional cup of green tea.

•With a loss of 5% to 10% of body weight considered to be beneficial in reducing CV risk factors, the amount of weight loss produced by green tea preparations is unlikely to be clinically relevant"

Isn't it curious (and at the same time revealing) that every media promoted weight loss solution is almost always something that must be purchased and ingested, (preferably for the rest of your life) be it vitamins, exotic foods, dodgy-edged medicines or some other miracle additive?

How simple a solution is DrMM's intermittent fasting with it's 5:2 variants that simultaneously costs nothing yet works effectively for those who stick with it, making it a part of their everyday life?

With all that, if a cup or two of tea gets you through those earliest fast days, then it's an effective solution. Go for it!
Re: Green tea?
16 Aug 2015, 05:56
"preparations of green tea that involved extraction procedures that yielded concentrations of active ingredients (catechins and caffeine) that were greater than that produced in a traditional cup of green tea."

I do wonder what they mean by that? Use only loose green tea and brew it or some other strange scientific method? :bugeyes:
Re: Green tea?
16 Aug 2015, 07:31
You have submittedavery interesting article on green tea.
The Media are hung up on "buying" the latest craze to loose weight.
Therefore (in my mind) 5:2 isn't a good seller (for the media).
Why? :confused:
Only costs you your weekly shoppping and can get ingredients anywhere. :shock:
There's no "special secret" in obtaining this food, only the calories invovled.
Its up to individuals to eat, excercise and enjoy themselves on 5:2. A diet that
I truly endorse and love my "diet" days with the food I eat on these days. :smile:
I am tenshi. I have just made granola(first time) for my 5:2 breakfast for tomorrow, can't wait to try it.
Enjoying the 5:2 lifestyle.
So many wonderful achievements both externaly and internally to one's body with the 5:2 :heart:
Re: Green tea?
16 Aug 2015, 09:22
I was only musing over the might be effects with green tea, will stick to 5:2 and like you I love that I'm able to eat good and tasty food even on fast days :)
Re: Green tea?
16 Aug 2015, 15:23
If you like tea, green tea is very nice--calming, soothes the stomach, and I swear by it for helping chase a cold away. It has many healthful properties as does coffee. (It has to be brewed, though, to get the benefits. I think its main weight loss assistance comes from the fact that you can drink it (sugarless, of course) without ingesting calories. For me, a cup of tea or coffee is the little break/snack between meals as well as the signal that a meal is over. It's a little ritual. Before bed, I often have some mint tea, naturally decaffeinated and aids digestion. :grin:
Re: Green tea?
16 Aug 2015, 15:28
Wolfie wrote: "preparations of green tea that involved extraction procedures that yielded concentrations of active ingredients (catechins and caffeine) that were greater than that produced in a traditional cup of green tea."

I do wonder what they mean by that? Use only loose green tea and brew it or some other strange scientific method? :bugeyes:

Interestingly neither this study nor its references clarify the procedure nor identify specific products that utilize extraction procedures. Extraction and concentration of active ingredients to imply both purity and increased effectiveness are common marketing techniques.
Re: Green tea?
16 Aug 2015, 23:04
For me, tea of any description, fruit, green of good old fashioned tes just makes water taste unpleasant! I am sceptical of its ability to help weight loss other than by temporarily filling you with calorie free liquid.
Re: Green tea?
17 Aug 2015, 04:39
I'd be very sceptical of claims that green tea shrinks fat much as I love green tea, and yes, I drank it and yes, I lost 20% of my body weight last year! I would only consider that it helped in so far as it provided a flavoured water substitute for higher calorie drinks. The caffeine provided a little pick-me-up and the flavour soothed my soul and helped satisfy my taste buds. But as you saw from the summation above, I don't think it's a panacea for all weight problems. If you enjoy it, by all means drink it, otherwise stick to water, or plain black tea, or some other lo cal drink.
Re: Green tea?
14 Dec 2015, 08:46
Just saw this post about green tea and I thought I should add my two bits about it as I'm a huge fan of green tea.
Recent research suggests that beneficial antioxidants in green tea play a role in reducing the negative effects of bad cholesterol, lowering triglyceride levels and increasing the production of good cholesterol. They have also been shown to inhibit excessive blood clotting which may help against heart diseases and stroke. Further evidence has suggested that green tea plays a role in prevention of age-related and brain degeneration diseases, such as Parkinson and Alzheimer's. Its antioxidant properties are thought to reduce free radical damage and the breakdown of neurotransmitters.

Several polyphenols - the potent antioxidants green tea's famous for - seem to help keep cancer cells from gaining a foothold in the body, by discouraging their growth and then squelching the creation of new blood vessels that tumors need to thrive. Study after study has found that people who regularly drink green tea reduce their risk of breast, stomach, esophagus, colon, and/or prostate cancer.

Got a cut, scrape, or bite, and a little leftover green tea? Soak a cotton pad in it. The tea is a natural antiseptic that relieves itching and swelling. Try it on inflamed breakouts and blemishes, sunburns, even puffy eyelids.

In the lab, green tea applied directly to the skin (or consumed) helps block sun-triggered skin cancer, which is why you're seeing green tea in more and more sunscreens and moisturizers.

Having healthy blood pressure - meaning below 120/80 - is one thing. Keeping it that way is quite another. But people who sip just half a cup a day are almost 50 percent less likely to wind up with hypertension than non-drinkers. Credit goes to the polyphenols again (especially one known as ECGC). They help keep blood vessels from contracting and raising blood pressure.

Green tea may also keep the brain from turning fuzzy. Getting-up-there adults who drink at least two cups a day are half as likely to develop cognitive problems as those who drink less. Why? It appears that the tea's big dose of antioxidants fights the free-radical damage to brain nerves seen in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

The younger and healthier your arteries are, the younger and healthier you are. So fight plaque build-up in your blood vessels, which ups the risk of heart disease and stroke, adds years to your biological age (or RealAge), and saps your energy too. How much green tea does this vital job take? About 10 ounces a day, which also deters your body from absorbing artery-clogging fat and cholesterol.

Oh yeah, one more thing. There have been over two dozen green tea weight loss studies done in the last 10 years that prove that green tea does indeed help you lose weight.
Well using green tea on hair gives different effect on every individual, but for me it makes my hair silky and help prevents split ends.
Green tea on your hair is somewhat good for you because of the antioxidants that the tea gives. Moreover If you want to make hair grow faster, must try green tea on your hair. The layer of green tea will act like a defensive outer most layer on the hair and protect it from the sun rays. But i'm not actually sure how much damage it will decrease from the sun.. You'll have to experiment?
Re: Green tea?
14 Dec 2015, 09:53
Green tea may be good for you but, I am sorry, I don't find it appealing at all. It tastes bitter or bland and the colour of the water is... well, a yellow ish one which is not appetizing in the slightest. The only exception is mint green tea but it has to be very strong in the mint area with quite a bit of sugar so here goes the potential health benefit.....

My tea has to be black, either the bergamote kind or just pure strong black tea without any artificial fruity thing and its colour is nearly as black as my coffee. I drink 3 to 4 cups a day and it seems that black tea helps with blocking the fat if you believe these articles ,

and this one about black vs green tea was pretty interesting

I will stick to my black tea :wink:
Re: Green tea?
22 Feb 2022, 05:41
Hi everyone;
Can you know that Green tea is good for our body it helps to lose the fat in our body and also good for people who have high blood pressure, it controls human blood pressure and helps to improve blood flow in our body.
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