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How to burn fat with green tea

The thermogenic effects of green tea extract have been put to the test, by different scientific research, in order to quantify its fat-burning power. However, if you need to know how to burn fat with green tea, you simply know how and how much green tea to take.

burn fat with green tea

In fact, a study conducted at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul determined that the consumption of green tea is effective in losing weight, reducing body mass index and waist circumference. That is, it is effective to drink green tea to slim the abdomen, as it helps the burning of fat to be faster and more effective.

The valuation of the green tea as an agent of thermogenesis, has a long history. However, if you intend to burn fat from drinking green tea, you need to know what the right dose, and how to take it, to achieve this effect.

The green tea has a thermogenic effect which is enhanced in indirect combination with caffeine. In effect, the catechins of green tea inhibit the degradation of the noradrenalin and in such a way, prolong of this thermogenic action. Meanwhile, caffeine interacts with norepinephrine, mediating in turn on the thermogenesis process.

It should be noted that although to a lesser extent, green tea also contains caffeine, as other types of tea. Hence, when you consider how to consume green tea, make use to the maximum, the fat burning of its catechin and its caffeine effects:

  1. Heated water, without letting it boil.
  2. Prepare your green tea by adding water to the tea.
  3. Let it infuse flavor not more than 3 minutes.
  4. Do not add milk or sugar.

How much green tea should we consume?

Like any product that contains caffeine, the consumption of green tea should not be abused to lose weight, so it is only advisable to drink a maximum of three cups a day and without sugar, but if it is difficult for you to take it without some sweet, the best what you can do is add a teaspoon of honey:

  • The first cup should be taken on an empty stomach combined with the half lemon juice.
  • The second cup should be taken 20 minutes after the meal, so digestion is favored, you absorb the nutrients and you manage to purify the fats.
  • The third cup should be taken after dinner, at least an hour and a half before going to sleep, since you must give your body enough time for digestion.

The results of ingesting this drink will probably be delayed, since it will take at least two months to notice the changes. Now you know why green tea helps you lose weight.

4 ways to consume green tea to lose weight

Those who have been encouraged to incorporate this drink into their lifestyle, to lose weight and begin to improve their health, not only consume it in its most traditional form, but also combine it with various natural ingredients to obtain different preparations.

1. Green tea and avocado smoothie

The green tea and avocado smoothie would provide the body with an interesting concentration of antioxidants, proteins and essential fatty acids. Consequently, apart from increasing the energy level, it would help to speed up the metabolism.

green tea and avocado smoothie

Due to their fiber content, banana and avocado would help to satisfy the appetite, control the recurrent sensation of hunger and, if that were not enough, they would help improve digestion.


  • 1 ripe banana.
  • ½ ripe avocado.
  • ½ cup of water (125 ml).
  • 1 tablespoon of green tea (10 g).


  • First, add the tablespoon of green tea in a half cup of boiling water and let it steep for half an hour.
  • Then, filter the drink and blend it in the blender with the pulp of half an avocado and a ripe banana.
  • Then process until you get a smooth drink and serve immediately.
  • Consume as part of your snacks.

2. Green tea with honey

One of the easiest ways to enjoy this traditional drink is with a touch of honey. Not only would it hydrate, but it would help to comfort the body on cold days.


  • 1 glass of water (250 ml).
  • 1 tablespoon of green tea (10 g).
  • Honey (1 teaspoon).


  1. Heat the cup of water and, when it comes to boil, add the tablespoon of green tea.
  2. Let it rest for 15 minutes, pass it through a strainer and, if you wish, add a tablespoon of honey to sweeten it.
  3. Consume in moderation, at least 45 minutes after a main meal.

3. Green tea with lemon and ginger

It is believed that by adding a touch of fresh ginger to green tea, you could obtain a drink rich in antioxidants, with anti-inflammatory (and therefore, slimming) effects. You could also add other foods rich in antioxidants, such as raspberries and berries.

green tea with lemon and ginger


  • Green tea (10 g).
  • Water (250 ml).
  • ½ lemon juice.
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger (5 g).


  1. Heat a cup of water and, when it boils, add the tablespoon of green tea and grated ginger.
  2. Then leave it on low heat for 2-3 minutes, then let it sit for about 15 minutes.
  3. After this time, filter the drink with a fine strainer and add half lemon juice.
  4. Consume in moderation.

4. Green tea with mint

Apart from the benefits that we have already mentioned of green tea, mint adds an interesting calming effect that would reduce anxiety to eat and contribute to the health of the digestive system.

green tea with mint


  • 1 glass of water (250 ml).
  • 1 tablespoon green tea (10 g).
  • Fresh mint (a few leaves).
  • Optional: honey (1 teaspoon).


  1. Heat the water and, when it comes to a boil, add the green tea and mint.
  2. Leave them on low heat for 5 minutes, then remove it and wait for it to rest.
  3. When it is at a suitable temperature for consumption, pass it through a strainer and finally, sweeten it with a teaspoon of honey.
  4. Consume in moderation.

Are you trying to lose weight in a healthy way? Make any of these drinks with green tea. They will help you satisfy your appetite between meals, deflate you, get an extra antioxidant and also motivate you to be disciplined in order to maintain your weight loss plan.

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