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9 Reasons to Drink Green Tea Daily

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9 Reasons to Drink Green Tea Daily

Have you been wondering “what’s all the fuss about green tea?” Now you can stop wondering and start drinking…green tea, that is. This flavorful beverage offers many health benefits to anyone who drinks it regularly. Green tea contains a potent plant nutrient known as epigallocatechin gallate, or EGCG, for short. But don’t fret, you don’t have to keep track of its chemical name to reap the health benefits. Here are 9 reasons to start drinking green tea or continue drinking it if you’re already hooked.

1. Green tea is a superb fat fighter. Its active ingredient, EGCG, increases the rate at which fat is burned in your body.

2. It targets belly fat. Research at Tufts University indicates that EGCG in green tea, like other catechins, activate fat-burning genes in the abdomen to speed weight loss by 77 percent.

3. It keeps energy stable by balancing blood sugar levels. EGCG improves insulin use in the body to prevent blood sugar spikes and crashes that can result in fatigue, irritability, and cravings for unhealthy foods.

4. Research shows it may be helpful against lung cancer. In an April 2010 study published in Cancer Prevention Research, EGCG was found to suppress lung cancer cell growth.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook

Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 17-time book author and board-certified doctor of natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and the upcoming book The Probiotic Promise. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at WorldsHealthiestDiet.com to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.

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11:01PM PST on Jan 26, 2015

Thanks for sharing

5:00PM PST on Jan 23, 2015

I lost 9kg just by adding avocados and green tea with fresh lemon juice to my diet, it really works! :)

5:00PM PST on Jan 23, 2015

I lost 9kg just by adding avocados and green tea with fresh lemon juice to my diet, it really works! :)

6:49AM PST on Jan 22, 2015

I would like some links to the studies that have shown these facts, but thanks for sharing.

1:57AM PST on Jan 18, 2015

Thanks for sharing

8:34PM PST on Jan 16, 2015

Nice to know why i should go back to green tea!!! Thanks

9:08AM PST on Jan 14, 2015

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12:22AM PST on Dec 19, 2014

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10:33AM PST on Dec 15, 2014

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8:49AM PST on Nov 29, 2014

Thanks for sharing

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