Is Green Tea Good For Weight Loss?

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Is Green Tea Good For Weight Loss?

Green tea has gained attention for its perceived health and weight loss benefits. The beneficial effects of green tea are largely attributed to compounds known as catechins, powerful antioxidants that have been associated with various positive impacts on health, including weight loss. Here we take a look at the science behind green tea’s benefits, exploring how these compounds may influence metabolism and fat oxidation, as well as general health and wellbeing.


There are a number of ways in which green tea is associated with weight loss. While the impact may vary among individuals, here are some ways in which green tea is believed to contribute to weight loss:


Green tea contains caffeine, a natural stimulant found in coffee and tea. Caffeine has been linked to weight loss through its ability to boost the metabolism. It stimulates the central nervous system, leading to increased adrenaline production, which, in turn, enhances the breakdown of fats stored in fat cells. Caffeine has also been shown to improve physical performance during exercise, increasing calorie-burn and subsequently aiding in weight loss. Try drinking a cup of green tea before your next workout.


Green tea promotes thermogenesis, a process where the body produces heat by burning calories, primarily through its rich content of catechins, particularly epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). EGCG has been shown to increase energy expenditure and fat oxidation, contributing to the overall thermogenic effect. As a result, regular consumption of green tea may enhance calorie burning and support weight loss by intensifying the body’s natural thermogenic processes.


Some studies suggest that EGCG can have a mild appetite-suppressant effect, helping individuals feel fuller for longer periods. The presence of caffeine in green tea may also contribute to appetite regulation by influencing hormones involved in hunger and satiety, helping support weight management efforts.


EGCG may also enhance insulin sensitivity. Studies suggest that EGCG can positively influence insulin signaling pathways, leading to improved sensitivity in cells to the hormone. Regular consumption of green tea may contribute to better blood sugar regulation and, consequently, support overall insulin sensitivity, which is crucial for maintaining metabolic health.


As we touched upon earlier, green tea can enhance athletic performance through its caffeine content. Caffeine’s stimulating effect can improve physical endurance and reduce perceived exertion during exercise, leading to enhanced overall performance. The combination of caffeine and antioxidants, such as catechins in green tea, may promote the mobilisation of fatty acids from fat tissues, providing a potential source of energy for improved endurance during workouts.


In addition to its weight loss benefits, green tea’s beneficial compounds can also support health and wellbeing in a number of ways.


Green tea is a well known source of powerful antioxidants. Antioxidants combat free radical damage and protect us against premature ageing and certain diseases. Regularly consuming these beneficial compounds in vegetables, fruits and green tea is an effective way to support your health, so drink up.


Research shows that green tea can help protect the skin against sun damage. Sun damage causes skin sagging, wrinkling and premature ageing so sip your green tea and keep applying that sun screen.


An amino acid found in green tea known as theanine has been shown to play a role in reducing stress. It acts to suppress glucocorticoids (hormones activated in stress and depression) which affect mood and memory. Next time you’re feeling stressed, instead of reaching for sugary comfort food, try a mug of green tea instead.


Several studies have highlighted the protective effects that green tea can have against certain cancers. While the various mechanisms are still being explored, one polyphenol in particular known as catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) may interfere with processes involved in cell replication. Research has been carried out looking into the impacts of green tea on prostate cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer and more.

Amongst it’s many benefits, green tea acts to protect us against free radical damage and may help to prevent certain diseases. Matcha tea is understood to contain the highest concentration of these beneficial compounds so aim to include a mug or two in your daily routine. Try Clearspring Organic Matcha Powder.


While green tea can provide many benefits and may support your weight loss, you’ll likely need to take a more comprehensive approach to achieve successful, long-term weight loss.

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Sarah spent a large part of her teens and 20’s as a professional dancer battling with orthorexia and an unhealthy relationship with food and her body. This created a desire to understand the human body more so she could finally cut through the confusion and end the cycle of yoyo dieting. This fuelled her passion to help other women do the same.


Sarah specialises in supporting women who are struggling to lose weight due to underlying health issues. She’s helped many women manage their weight during and after the menopause, as well as clients with thyroid disease and immune system dysfunction. Sarah loves food and sharing healthy recipes with her clients. Her aim is to ensure that clients don’t feel deprived and instead, achieve their weight loss and health goals in a positive and sustainable way.


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Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.


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Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.


Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.


A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.


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Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.


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