Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Green tea and body weight

The most important active component of the green tea are the
polyphenols like catechin, epicatechin, epicatechin gallate,
gallaogatechin, epigallocatechin and apigallocatechin gallate
(also known as EGCG).
The EGCG is a natural antioxidant. It is good thermogenic and
that way can burn of callories. People who use green tea have
their energy expenditure and metabolic rate risen at rate of 4%.
This will certainly influence changes in body weight.
Green tea catechins will also act as a glucose regulator. It
regulates the of insulin in the body and inhibits the sudden rise
of insulin in the body after the food, which may initiate the fat
conversion. The lowering of the insulin level prevents the sugar
level rise and the fat storage, which ultimately prevent the weight gain.
Level of blood sugar has certain influence of person appetite.
It is tought that continuous using of green tea naturally decrease
appetite and that way influence body weight.

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