The Chinese has known about the wonderful benefits of green tea for thousands of years ranging from a number of health issues from headaches to depression. Nowadays it is used for many other applications such as the treatment of certain cancers and even heart disease. But one relatively unknown fact is that green tea can help you keep the extra pounds off and tone the physique.
The secret in green tea lies in its active ingredient called epigallocatechin gallate. Epigallacatechin gallate is a very powerful anti-oxidant which helps fight the free radicals in the body. Green tea an inexpensive glucose regulator which can slow the rise of blood sugar in the body which generally occurs after eating a meal with a high amount of simple carbohydrates (cakes, candy, etc). By keeping your glucose levels in check, you will reduce the amount of bodyfat that is stored. Green tea also contains a natural form of caffeine. This will help increase your metabolism which in turn will help burn off the extra calories faster.
Green tea can be found in many diet & weight loss pills. However the best way to take it is as the name suggests so use this in place of coffee during the day. Green tea has an unique taste and I myself do not like it plain but with a teaspoon of splenda it makes a well rounded drink. For diabetics, I would also recommend taking this along with some vanadyl sulfate & chrominum. By doing so, you can manage your glucose levels more efficiently. As always, please consult with a doctor prior to starting any new regimen.