Benefits of Green Tea for Weight Loss


According to the Tea Association of the U.S.A., Inc. the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water is tea and over 158 million Americans consume it. They further state that almost 84 billion servings (3.6 billion gallons) of tea were consumed by Americans in 2016. Out of that, 16% of tea consumed was green tea.  According to reports, green tea is growing at a much higher volume than black tea. It may be due to the people who realize the benefits of green tea for weight loss.

There are several health benefits of consuming green tea. The biggest benefit is the amount of antioxidants (catechins). These catechins fight, and may even prevent, cell damage. Green tea has six primary catechin compounds. According to health experts, green tea also has many nutrients as well as anti-cancer and brain-healthy compounds.

Tea has a high content of flavonoids, which are plant-derived compounds that are antioxidants. Several studies have suggested that the flavonoids and caffeine in green tea have the following health benefits:
1) Increase metabolism
2) Increase fat oxidation
3) Improve insulin activity

The benefits of green tea can come from drinking as little as 2 1/2 cups per day. Therefore, you don’t need to drink large amounts in an effort to reap the benefits. Just remember not to add to much sugar or honey.

Cup of Green Tea

There are a variety of teas that may have important health benefits. For the list, see below:

This is the richest green tea for weight loss. With this variety, instead of steeping the leaves, the whole leaf  is ground and consumed as part of the beverage.

Black tea
This tea is the most popular and contains polyphenols (catechins). The polyphenols in black tea may block fat absorption. Studies have also shown that a cup per day improves cardiovascular function.

Mint tea
While inhaling this tea, it may help with suppressing your appetite as well as combatting hunger and cravings.

Variety of Teas Have Health BenefitsOolong tea
This tea has a great deal of catechins that will boost the body’s ability to metabolize fat, inhibit the body’s ability to absorb fat, and may help fight high blood pressure.

Rooibos tea
The compound in this tea has shown to reduce stress hormones that trigger fat storage and hunger, help reduce health conditions like cardiovascular disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes.

White tea
This tea is the richest and least processed tea that helps prevent the formation of new fat cells. It also helps decrease stress and promotes concentration.

Pu-erh tea
Because of an enzyme-activating ingredient, this fermented Chinese tea may shrink the size of your fat cells and may help inhibit the body’s absorption of fat.

Bilberry tea
This tea tastes naturally sweet and is full of antioxidants that help reduce blood sugar levels.

Lemon tea
Containing d-limonene, a compound found in citrus rind oil, this tea can help fight belly bloat due to  water retention.

Have a Cup of Green Tea

Did you know there is a correct and incorrect way to brew green tea? Boiling hot water is bad for the catechins. Therefore, let the boiling water sit for about 10 minutes. Then, pour the water over the tea and brew before consuming. The brew time depends on your taste.

There are several health benefits of consuming green tea, the biggest benefit being the amount of antioxidants in it.  Looking at the list of teas, there are several to choose from that have a variety of health benefits.

What is your favorite tea to drink?


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8 thoughts on “Benefits of Green Tea for Weight Loss

  1. I love green tea. I have always drunk it. I have always believed that it is also beneficial for your skin. I have 3 sisters, one of which is less than a year older than me and she looks way way older. My eldest whom I work with is 5 years older, however a customer wanted to know if she was my mother! I have consumed green tea forever and definitely attribute my younger looking than them skin to green tea (and sunscreen EVERY day).

    1. Deborah, thank you very much for visiting my site and for your comments. Thank you, also, for sharing the information about your younger looking skin. I truly appreciate that. Please come back to my site to enjoy other articles. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Have a happy and healthy new year.

  2. Hello Yvette,
    I want to first say I love your website and what it represents. Excellent website choice. Furthermore, I enjoyed reading your article on Consume Green Tea for Weight Loss.

    I actually consume a great amount of green tea daily, which is the Arizona Green Tea w/ Ginseng and Honey. What are your thoughts on this ready made green tea? I would love to hear your feedback.

    Also, there are so many benefits one can get from consuming green tea, which is great and very informative information. I also like the fact you provided a list of various types of green tea. I am going to try Matcha and the White Tea but, where can I buy it?

    I didn’t know there was a correct and incorrect way to brew tea. When I make tea in a pot I have always boiled the water and dropped the tea bags in the pot while the water is boiling. I’ve been ruining the catchins! So, going forward, I will brew tea the correct way by letting the boiling water sit for 10 minutes and then pour the water over the tea and brew before consuming. Taught me something new. Thank you my friend. I will definitely return to visit your site. I look forward to reading your next article. Great information.

    1. Deborah, thank you for visiting and the comments. I am glad you enjoyed my site and learned something new. To find the teas, you can find them by clicking on the tea you desire Matcha and White Tea, or try your local grocery store. Concerning the tea you drink, just make sure you review the amount of calories and grams of sugar per serving. We tend to be more mindful about consuming calories through our foods. However, we can also consume too many calories by what we drink. Once again, thank you for stopping by. Please come and visit again soon.

      1. Yvette,
        Thank you for the additional information concerning my questions. I actually ordered the Organic Matcha tea from Amazon. Waiting for it to arrive.

        I will check back soon for whats to come.


        1. Deborah, thank you so much for following up with me. I am so happy you were able to order the Organic Matcha tea. Please come back to let me know how you enjoyed it. I look forward to hearing back from you. Have a healthy day.

  3. This is great informative detail for those switching from coffee to tea. I personally love loose leaf tea from my herbalist for better health. My favorite is Oolong and mint. I prefer to have any green tea for what is ailing me. Thank you for this information.

    1. Edie, thank you for visiting my site. I am very glad to hear you enjoyed the information I shared. I love green tea as it has become my favorite and I drink it quite often. Thank you for sharing your favorite tea – Oolong and mint. That sounds delicious and I am going to have to try that myself. Please come back and visit again real soon. Have a happy and healthy holiday season.

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