Luke Stanaway

Registered Nutritionist

3 Reasons To Love Green Tea 

3 Reasons To Love Green Tea 

3 Reasons To Love Green Tea 

Key Takeways

  • Green tea increases metabolism and burns fat.

  • It contains antioxidants that help fight oxidative stress and lower the risk of diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's and heart disease.

  • Drinking green tea can improve memory and cognitive function.

  • It contains catechins and a trace of caffeine that increase resting metabolic rate and calorie burn.

  • Drinking green tea can lead to a healthier and longer life.

Green tea is a popular beverage that many of us have heard is good for us, but do we really understand why it is good for us or what benefits it can provide? Here are three major reasons why I drink green tea every day: 

  1. Up your metabolism and burn more fat 

Green tea can help you increase your metabolism and burn more fat. Drinking green tea can help you lose weight. According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, green tea contains catechins and a trace of caffeine, which both increase your resting metabolic rate and can increase the number of calories you burn by up to 4%. As a result, more calories burned at rest equals a greater potential for fat loss. Catechins inhibit glucose absorption in fat cells and slow insulin response. 

  1. Antioxidants 

Green tea is loaded with antioxidants. Green tea's antioxidants can help fight oxidative stress, which is a major contributor to many diseases such as cancer, Alzheimer's, and the ageing process, leading to a healthier and longer life. These antioxidants have also been shown to lower LDL (bad cholesterol) and reduce the risk of heart disease by 11%. 

  1. Boost your memory 

Green tea has been shown to improve memory. Green tea also contains EGCG, which is a major ingredient in green tea leaves and can have a significant effect on improving cognitive functions of the brain, resulting in improved memory. 

In summary, green tea is amazing and has many benefits, so make sure you get your daily dose!