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Green tea has been highly valued in Asia for centuries for it's medical properties. In recent years green tea benefits caught attention of western scientists. Alongside with confirming many of green tea benefits scientists indicated that green tea can also help you lose weight.
During their research they've made an amazing discovery. Even though green tea did contain caffeine it have not change energy expenditure nor it have significantly change a heart rate.
That led to a conclusion that green tea helps to lose weight naturally and safely. In this respect, green tea or green tea extract is different from most of prescription drugs for obesity or herbal products like ephedra, which can raise heart rates and blood pressure, and are not recommended for many individuals sensitive to stimulants.
The secret of such influence on body lays in high concentrations of catechin polyphenols. These compounds work with other chemicals to intensify levels of fat oxidation and thermogenesis, where heat is created in body by burning fuels such as fat. Green tea causes carbohydrates to be released slowly.