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All About Green Tea!

Green tea can be a great addition to the fitness enthusiast's arsenal It is no wonder why the media blitz is telling you that green tea is the latest greatest supplement

I was a green tea fanatic long before the green tea craze hit the supplement market Now every damned weight loss product on the market has stuck some green tea extract on their ingredient list I believe you can get some benefit from supplementing this way, but you're not using the plant's full potential (See my comments at the end)

The Benefits Of Green Tea

Green Tea Contains The Following:

A group of simple and complex phenol, polyphenol, and flavonoid compoundsFlavonoidsFlavonoids are plant pigments, and are the brightly colored chemical constituents found in most fresh fruits and vegetables. Produced by plants, all of the tannins are relatively resistant to digestion or fermentation All tannins act as astringents, shrinking tissues and contracting structural proteins in the skin and mucosa

What Does This Do For You?

Having a cup of green tea after a meal can aid in digestion Green tea has been used for thousand of years in Asia as a digestive

Catechins are a category of polyphenols In green tea, catechins are present in significant quantities, more specifically; epicatechin (EC), epigallocatechin (EGC), epicatechin gallate (ECG) and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) EGCG makes up about 10-50 percent of the total catechin content, and appears to be the most powerful of the catechins—with antioxidant activity about 25-100 times more potent than vitamins C and E

A cup of green tea may provide 10-40 mg of polyphenols, and has antioxidant activity greater than a serving of broccoli, spinach, carrots, or strawberries

What Does This Do For You?

Well, having a powerful antioxidant coursing through your system after a heavy workout is just what you need to curb free-radical damage

Flavonoids

Flavonoids are plant pigments, and are the brightly colored chemical constituents found in most fresh fruits and vegetables They may aid in protecting against infection Deficiency can result in a tendency to bruise easily

What Does This Do For You?

Obviously your workouts will suffer if you are sick

An amino acid that produces tranquilizing effects in the brain, theanine is a unique amino acid found in sencha leaves Theanine is quite different from the polyphenol and catechin antioxidants for which green tea is typically consumed

What Does This Do For You?

I can personally attest to the good feelings you get after a couple cups of green tea It leaves you with a peaceful feeling without compromising motivation and mental activity

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Bodybuilding & Fitness Uses

Pre-workout: Green tea is a great alternative to the ECA stack Yeah, I know nothing beats the ECA stack, but hear me out A number of people, including myself, do not like how the ECA stack makes us feel

I get jittery and easily angered for some reason The green tea is great because it does have some caffeine and the theanine really relaxes you mentally but lets you perform physically

Cutting: Research suggests that supplementing with green tea can raise your resting metabolic rate by 3 percent In order to get this benefit, you must have about about 3 glasses a day If you have a BMR of 2000 or so that means 60 extra calories a day

All About Tea

All teas come from the same source The tea plant is a member of the Camellia family (Camellia sinensis) Black tea, oolong tea, and green tea are all derivatives of this one plant

Qualities Of Tea

I suggest ordering your tea in whole-leaf form Try to get organically grown green tea in loose-leaf form for maximum benefit If you do not like the taste of green tea, supplementing is always and option

Conclusion

Green tea can be a great addition to the fitness enthusiast's arsenal It is no wonder there is a media blitz telling you green tea is the latest greatest supplement But it is no more "the latest supplement" than food is Its been around for thousands of years, and there are billions of Asians who swear by it I personally love it