One Cup of Green Tea Burns Five Grams of Fat

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If the calculations that Dutch scientists made are correct, you burn more than 5 grams of fat extra for every cup of green tea you drink, according to a meta-analysis published by Rick Hursel in Obesity Reviews.

Westerners who want to speed up their weight loss have been using green-tea extracts since the 1990s. That’s not so surprising: a 200-ml cup of green tea contains 30 mg of caffeine to start with. Caffeine raises the concentration of pep hormones like noradrenalin in your body, and helps cells to react better to the hormones. As a result fat cells release their content faster into the bloodstream and the energy expenditure of the muscles and organs rises.