Tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. Green tea, at one time found mainly in health-food markets and Asian grocery stores, is now widely available and possesses several healthy properties.
According to a report by the University of Maryland Medical Center, overweight or obese exercisers burned off three more pounds and 7 percent more belly fat when they drank green tea. Additional clinical studies suggest that green tea can boost metabolism and help burn fat. A further healthy contribution of green tea is the amount of antioxidants it provides. “Green tea has a higher concentration of antioxidants called catechins, and appears to benefit health more than other kinds of tea, such as black and oolong,” says Dr. Leslie Shen of Texas Tech University.
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