Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Green Tea Upregulates Fat Burning Genes


A few highlights on Green Tea Research via Mike Roussell's blog...

According to newly published research from Penn State
"Drinking the equivalent of 2 cups of green tea per day can lead to an extra 3 pounds of weight loss and almost and extra 1 inch lost from your waist after 12 weeks."
... researchers found that one of the antioxidants in green tea (called EGCG) increased fat burning through increasing levels of the gene PPAR-alpha. 
Also, keep in mind that drinking green tea everyday shouldn’t be the cornerstone of your weight loss/wellness plan but just one health boosting component that you can stack on another (like using spices such as cinnamon or ginger, or adding creatine to your workout shake).

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