You will find a thousand years worth of empirical data and at least a decade's really worth of scientific research that fully supports a variety of health claims about the great things about consuming green tea herb. Green tea is very similar to black and white teas. The main variation, however, is within how each kind of tea is processed. Unlike other teas that lose a whole lot of their health benefits through a fermentation processing method, these tea leaves are steamed and withered, allowing them to retain a greater concentration of antioxidants called catechins. It truly is these catechins that set this tea aside from all others and makes it a superior health (and weight loss) product.
Thousands of years of historical observation and recent scientific studies appear to show strong evidence that drinking this type of tea lowers cholesterol and prevents (or at minimum deters) some kinds of malignancy. This evidence has shown that it helps reduce blood clots; helps prevent atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries); helps to prevent heart disease and; helps to prevent diabetes.
It does not take weight loss benefits Evotea associated with the tea, however, that is the subject of this article. Although people have been drinking this form of tea for more than a thousand years, it is merely recently that a connection has been made between its intake and losing weight. When you have any uncertainty that the connection has now been firmly made, just do an online lookup and look at all the products containing green tea extracts that are now on the market. Not only that but there are hundreds of website pages touting individuals personal weight loss success using the tea.
Presently there have been studies done in Europe and in the Orient which have shown clear evidence that drinking the tea or taking a supplement containing a concentrated form of the remove from the tea leads to weight loss. The Western european study showed that those who drank the green tea lost more than those who dieted without the green tea and they came to the conclusion that the antioxidants in the teas caused an increase in fat oxidation (it increased the burning up of excess fat cells). The Japanese study also showed that the extracts from the tea were directly related to fat loss as, in this research, those who took the highest amount of the extract lost the most weight, had the greatest improvement in their bad cholesterol levels and saw their blood pressure reduced.
Scientific data (stories told by people like you and me) show that consuming this form of tea (or taking a supplement containing an extract from the tea) is practically a miracle drug as far as slimming down is concerned. Of course any time you depend on what someone otherwise tells you a healthy dosage of cynicism is necessary but there are just significantly too many people claiming great diet benefits for them all to be bogus. Again, do a web search or visit some diet related discussion boards and decide for yourself.