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Green Tea Component Does It Promote Energy Expenditure?

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Green tea contains a chemical called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), which promotes fat loss and protects the cells from free radicals produced naturally during metabolism. A study in the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that caffeine (200mgs per day for 3 days) increased energy expenditure, while EGCG (300 or 600mgs per day for 3 days) had no effect. Several studies found that EGCG and green tea promoted weight loss and reduced the risk of some types of cancer. However, these studies are controversial, and more research is needed before this supplement is recommended for weight loss or cancer prevention.


Author: veefitness

A qualified REPS Level 3 Personal Trainer who is passionate about helping others to achieve their goals of maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Also a qualified Level 1 football and cricket coach.

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