Monday, March 28, 2011

Does Green Tea Really Help Burn Fat?

Green tea helps burn fat, suppresses appetite, and has other big health benefits., says Margaret Durst,
Green tea is a popular beverage. It comes from the same plant that black tea does, it is just less processed so it contains more of the phytochemicals that have health benefits.

Green tea is well known for its antioxidant properties that come from a particular polyphenol known as EGCG, or epigallocatechin gallate, which is over 200 times more powerful than vitamin E in neutralizing free radicals. Recent research spotlights another great property of EGCG – it is thermogenic, meaning that it actually helps burn fat. I love green tea when I am dieting because it also seems to suppress appetite.

Medicinal doses of green tea are known to alleviate the affects of radiation. I have seen it used in many case studies where long term low level exposure to radiation through either working around X-rays or living near radio or cell phone towers had resulted in chronic health issues. There are also studies that show that green tea prevents development of thyroid cancer caused by radiation treatment. Read more

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