Green Tea raises metabolic rates?
For sometime now there have been reports about the benefits of drinking green tea (as well as milk, wine, beer and most everything else). Anyway in addition to its potential to protect the heart, green tea extract may serve as an aid to weight loss!
Clinical trials conducted by the University of Geneva, in Switzerland indicate that green tea appears to raise metabolic rates and speed up fat oxidation. Apparently in addition to caffeine, green tea contains catechin polyphenols that raise thermogenesis (the rate at which calories are being burned) and hence overall energy expenditure.
SOURCE: Scienceagogo.com 1999
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