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Green Tea Burns Fat (And How Long to Steep for Maximum Burn!)

by Kelley Herring on December 6, 2012

Looking to slim down? Try adding green tea – a fat-burning beverage –  to your daily repertoire.

Green Tea Burns Fat: Torch Through More Calories with Tea

Green tea has long been praised for its antioxidant benefits, but new research shows it has thermogenic—or fat-burning—attributes, as well.

Researchers believe that green tea works its fat-melting magic due to a unique interaction between two compounds – caffeine and catechins. These two substances work together to help the body release noradrenaline (NA) – a chemical neurotransmitter which boosts the metabolism and helps burn more calories.

Maximize the Fat-Burning Power of Green Tea

Kick up your body’s fat-burning furnace (and get powerful antioxidants, too!) by enjoying green tea. To get the maximum benefit, steep at least 2 minutes.

About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

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