Health Benefits of Green Tea

Green Tea PhotoWhat a clever little leaf is Camellia sinensis; to its friends Camellia sinensis is known as green tea, and it may have many friends since it has been used as a beverage for over 2,000 years! Read on and share in the widely enjoyed health benefits of Green Tea.

Tea in its various forms is the most popular beverage in the world other than water! Australians and other westerners predominantly drink black tea, but green tea (which is more favoured in Asia) is increasingly popular – especially as its widespread health effects become better understood.

Boost your weight loss regime with Green Tea

One of the most exciting benefits of green tea is that it has been shown to enhance weight loss, and to stimulate the fat cells to burn stored fat for energy. When taken for a 12-week period, a green tea extract reduced body weight, Body Mass Index (BMI), waist circumference and body fat levels. As with many of the other health-promoting properties, the secret to harnessing its activity is to ensure you are consuming high levels of the important green tea compound catechins (especially the one called EGCG).  The antioxidant potential of EGCG is especially potent. Researchers found it is at least 100 times more effective than vitamin C and 25 times better than vitamin E at protecting cellular damage.

Green Tea for Heart Health

The catechins in green tea work in a number of ways to help reduce the risk of serious health problems. These include preventing the harmful oxidation of LDL-cholesterol (‘bad’ cholesterol), inhibiting the inflammation involved in atherosclerosis formation, decreasing the formation of blood clots (thrombosis), interfering with the inflammatory processes involved in atherosclerosis, and helping to normalise blood pressure.

Mr Vitamins recommends FUSION Health® Green Tea.

Get a kick without the caffeine

Supplementing with Green Tea is the perfect way to get a daily therapeutic dose of catechins. Choose a product that’s standardised to contain at least 270 mg of catechins (including more than 135 mg of EGCG) per tablet, and that’s also guaranteed to be low in caffeine (less than 5 mg per tablet). Each Fusion Health Green Tea tablet is equivalent to more than 3 cups of quality green tea, with much less caffeine.

Fusion Green Tea, Weight Loss PhotoFUSION Health® Green Tea combines well with FUSION Health® Weight Loss to assist fat metabolism, balance blood sugar levels and boost your weight loss regime.

Find out more about Fusion Green Tea and Weight Loss

See our Green Tea Facts Sheet to learn more

As always, whatever questions or concerns you have regarding Green Tea and Weight Loss all you have to do is drop by Mr Vitamins and ‘Ask a Naturopath’.

Mr Vitamins