Tea is the second most-consumed drink in the world, preceded only by water. And green tea, one of the most popular of the teas, contains nutrients that supposedly help melt away pounds. Unfortunately, research shows that the tea may not be the solution to your weight problem, and it’s no replacement for a healthy diet and exercise program. If you’re struggling with your weight, talk to your doctor for suggestions as to how to go about losing it and whether green tea makes a healthy addition.
How Much Green Tea
To get the amount of caffeine and catechins purported to help you lose weight, you’d need to drink 2 to 3 cups of green tea a day, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center. Depending on brewing techniques, 1 cup of green tea has about 120 to 320 milligrams of catechins and 10 to 60 milligrams of caffeine.
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