Does green tea really help you lose weight?

There are many myths surrounding green tea and its health properties. It's been claimed that a diet rich in green tea can do everything from preventing cancer to reversing the effects of Alzheimer's.

One of the most frequently made claims is that green tea will help you to lose weight, but this has not been scientifically proven. A main component of green tea, ECGC, has been purported to influence the body’s metabolic process but the results of ongoing studies have not come to any definitive conclusion. Most experts will tell you that green tea is certainly not unhealthy. If you enjoy it, keep it in your diet—just don’t expect any miracles.

For more information about the benefits of green tea or to look into supplements containing green tea extract, find a health food store near you.

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