Green tea can be an ally to weight loss, but it will not be of significant importance if it is not accompanied by a balanced diet and exercise.
The green tea has been associated with several health benefits, including weight loss, due to its rich nutritional composition and antioxidant.
Green tea and weight loss: What is known according to science?
Green tea contains caffeine and a type of flavonoid called catechin, which is an antioxidant. The science suggests that these two compounds can speed up metabolism. The catechin helps eliminate excess fat, while the catechins and caffeine together can increase the amount of energy used by the body.
A study published in 2010 found that green tea supplements, containing catechins or caffeine, had a small but positive impact on weight loss and weight control.
A more recent study investigated the clinical use of green tea to stimulate weight loss in people who are overweight or obese. Although it found that green tea has a positive impact on weight loss, the result was not significant and the authors concluded that it is not likely to be clinically important.
Thus, green tea can be an ally to weight loss, but will not have any significant effect if not accompanied by a balanced diet and exercise.