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5 Ways Green Tea Helps You Lose Weight & Feel Healthy

Green tea has been part of my daily routine for years, and for good reason! Research shows that green tea is great for weight loss, focus, and numerous other health benefits.

Whether you wait for your tea kettle to whistle or grab an iced matcha at your local coffee shop, be sure it’s unsweetened. You don’t want to undo the anti-inflammatory benefits of green tea by loading it down with sugar!

(Not a fan of the taste? Try taking green tea extract in Metabolic Reset instead.*)

Read on to learn more about how green tea helps you…

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Lose Weight

Catechins are the powerful antioxidants in green tea that have been proven to protect against obesity and type 2 diabetes.1 New research also shows that green tea promotes fat loss by increasing obesity-fighting enzymes.2 If you’re looking for help with weight loss, green tea is a great ally.

Prevent Disease

Green tea is a natural detoxifier that’s been linked to the prevention of many types of cancer and degenerative diseases.1,3 In fact, studies show that drinking at least 2 cups of green tea a day can even help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease by as much as 44%!4,5

Stop Inflammation

Chronic inflammation can cause a host of problems, including premature aging, weight gain, and weight loss resistance. Research shows that EGCG, the most abundant catechin in green tea, stops the cycle of inflammation.6

Fight Infection

Research proves that green tea is a natural antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal.7 Ever heard that you should take vitamin C to fight a cold? Green tea is an even more powerful antioxidant than vitamins C and E!8

Feel Calm

Green tea contains L-theanine, an amino acid that has been shown to relax the brain and reduce blood pressure.4,9 When you’re calm, you are less likely to fall prey to emotional eating, so pour yourself a mug and de-stress. (Just make sure to stick to decaf after lunch to prevent sleep issues.)

Now that you know the benefits of this amazing beverage, there’s only one thing left to do: enjoy a cup of Chai Green Tea with Whipped Coconut Cream and experience all the good that green tea has to offer!

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References

1 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2855614/
2 http://www.nature.com/ijo/journal/v40/n12/full/ijo2016172a.html
3 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27915048
4 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17655876
5 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9921961
6 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27634207
7 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23072320
8 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9447271
9 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18296328

The views in this blog by JJ Virgin should never be used as a substitute for professional medical advice. Please work with a healthcare practitioner concerning any medical problem or concern. The information here is not intended to diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or condition. Statements contained here have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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