Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Green tea helps you burn fat faster

A study published in the latest edition of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition shows that drinking green tea before exercising increases the amount of fat burned during exercise by making more of it available as fuel.

This study is the first to show that green tea extract can increase the amount of fat burned during moderate-intensity exercise. The researchers observed a 17 percent greater fat contribution to total energy expenditure during exercise when the extract was taken, compared to taking a placebo.

You can read the abstract of the study here.

—Mellow Monk

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