Thanks to the epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) compound found in green tea, users reported 33% fat oxidation when drinking it, according to a study presented in an article by Dr. Mercola.
Here’s what else Dr. Mercola says about green tea’s benefits for weight loss:
- It may increase our metabolism
- It could prevent the development of fat cells
- It helps increase fat excretion
What’s not to love here?
Green tea also has a small amount of caffeine, which could be another reason it’s so helpful with speeding up our metabolisms.
Let’s switch gears to a tea with a bit more flavor: mint tea.