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How Much Green Tea to Drink to Lose Weight

Updated on May 17, 2016
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Abby Campbell is a Holistic Health Practitioner and President of 911 Body ResQ, an online store providing organic and non-GMO, supplements.

If you're from the southern part of the United States, you know that sweet tea is a staple. Though most teas have beneficial nutrients to help fight disease, green tea is known for its many therapeutic benefits. Studies have shown that green tea's active component called "epigallocatechin gallate" or EGCG to be very beneficial in treating cancers of the brain, prostate, cervix, and bladder. This magical antioxidant has also proven therapeutic for diseases such as chronic fatigue syndrome, sjogren's syndrome, endometriosis, spinal muscular atrophy, neurodegeneration, and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). It can even help with weight loss.

Research has shown that ECGC may:

  • increase metabolism and fat oxidation
  • inhibit fat cell development
  • increase the excretion of fat

Now you're probably wondering how much green tea you should drink in order to get enough ECGC to lose weight. Below you will find the benefits for one, two, and three cups of green tea per day.

How much green tea to lose weight depends on your goals.
How much green tea to lose weight depends on your goals. | Source

One Cup for Blood Sugar Levels

Drop a pound of body fat! Replace just one cup of your favorite non-fat latte or soft drink with a cup of green tea, and you can save at least 150 calories per day. Because green tea is virtually calorie free, you will lose about a pound in six months according to researchers at the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

According to a study in The Journal of American College Nutrition, just one cup of green tea can help stabilize high blood sugar levels when combined with exercise three days per week. By improving your insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance, your body will use energy much more efficiently. This will help you slim down or maintain a healthy weight.

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Two Cups for Energy

Boost your metabolism! Two cups of green tea provides optimal dosages of important minerals like manganese, selenium, chromium, and zinc. However, it has also been proven to prolong norepinephrine, the fat burning accelerating hormone.

Boost your motivation to workout! Green tea also contains theanine, an amino acid, which has been shown to boost alertness. Unlike caffeine, theanine doesn't cause the jitters. Theanine can also help increase your brain's dopamine and serotonin levels. These neurotransmitters help the body and brain with correct behavior, cognition, memory, learning, motivation, mood, appetite, and sleep, They also help with voluntary movement which can keep your mind positively on your muscles.

Scientific studies have shown that just 30 minutes after drinking two cups of green tea, the endothelia cells that line your circulatory system dilate. In turn, your arteries and veins relax which allows proper blood flow and nutrient assimilation. Endothelial dysfunction can be reversed with drinking just two cups of green tea per day.

Fresh green tea will have the best flavor.
Fresh green tea will have the best flavor. | Source

Green Tea Helpful Tips

  • To extract additional fat burning EGCG, dunk your tea bags a few times before consuming.
  • Add lemon and/or lime to help increase absorption as antioxidants can be lost through digestion.
  • Just steep your tea bags once as they lose antioxidants after the second use.

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Three Cups Burns Belly Fat

Lose 11 pounds of body fat! A scientific study reported that drinking three cups of green tea per day, mixed with a bit of low-fat milk, can burn 106 calories per day when drinking for three days in a row. Drink three cups of green tea for every day of the year, and that equates to 38,000 calories burned. That's 11 pounds of body fat burned!

Burn belly fat fast! The Journal of Nutrition reported that three cups of green tea combined with exercise burns abdominal fat. Results were shown after three months, but fat burning begins after the first three days of exercise.

Burn 17 percent more fat! Green tea's ECGC can help you blast more body fat during moderate intensity cardio exercise. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reported that fat burning increased by 17 percent during a 30-minute cycling test when 366 milligrams of EGCG was consumed.

You may know that strength training increases bone strength, but did you know that drinking green tea can strengthen your bones as well? Research has linked green tea's content (i.e., caffeine, phytoestrogens, and fluoride) to helping increase bone density. Studies followed subjects for 10 years who drank tea regularly.

Be Cautious

Green tea is likely to be safe for most adults. However, more than five cups per day can cause a variety of symptoms such as mild to serious headaches, nervousness, vomiting, diarrhea, irritability, insomnia, irregular heartbeat, tremors, heartburn, dizziness, ringing in the ears, convulsions, and confusion. This is possibly due to high caffeine intake. Green tea can also cause upset stomach and constipation in lower doses. It may also have interactions with certain prescription medications. Be sure to consult with your doctor before adding green tea to your daily diet if you are on any medications or are pregnant or lactating.

Now that you know the many benefits of green tea, will you add it to your daily regimen?

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      Rochelle Frank 3 years ago from California Gold Country

      I've been drinking a cup a day for some time, just because I know it has lots of benefits. After reading this, I'm thinking of making it two cups a day.

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thanks for stopping by, Rochelle. I appreciate your comment. You'll have to let me know how two cups are working for you. ;) Have a wonderful evening!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      I will drop one cup of herbal tea and add one of Green Tea. Thanks much for really good information.

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      Gypsy48 3 years ago

      I will have to start drinking more green tea after reading this article. I need to start replacing my favorite cup of mocha with a cup of green tea. Voted up and useful.

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      Elizabeth Parker 3 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      I so want to try to drink green tea but tea is one thing I cannot stand. I might just give it a whirl and hopefully acquire a taste for it. You make some good arguments for it in this hub. Thanks for sharing!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      epbooks - try equal parts lemonade with it. And remember it can be cooled and still have the good stuff.

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      mylindaelliott 3 years ago from Louisiana

      Although I drink green tea, I didn't realize that the benefits went up with the amount you drank. Good information.

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Sounds like a plan, Eric! Thank you for commenting. Let me know how you do with the green tea. :-)

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi Gypsy48! Yummy on the mocha... love it too! Great benefits with green tea though that you will love. Thank you for stopping by and commenting. :-)

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi epbooks. Green tea does have a different flavor than regular black tea. Though it is still an acquired taste for some people. Just try it and see how you like it. Maybe a little creamer and Stevia or Splenda will make it yum for you. Thank you for commenting! :-)

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Great idea, Eric! Thanks for sharing that! :-)

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi mylindaelliott. Glad to hear you already include green tea in your diet. Don't you just love all the benefits of green tea? Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Have a great evening! :-)

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      This is fabulous information! I just picked up a case of green tea as we are getting in to cooler weather season. I enjoy a cup in the afternoon and evenings. Now I can add 1 to morning to gain even more benefits from it. Thank you!

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      That's great, Crafty! I'm getting ready to stock up as well. I want those same benefits too! :-)

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      JR Krishna 3 years ago from India

      people talk a lot about green tea and its health benefits. Your article has clearly described "how much" and what are the effects.

      Very useful information

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      Anamika S 3 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      I am not a regular Green Tea drinker. I drink it mostly when I have high calorie food. I somehow do not like the taste. But I guess, I need to make it a habit considering the numerous health benefits.

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      FullOfLoveSites 3 years ago from United States

      You look fabulous, Abby! You make me think of going into green tea drinking. Thanks for posting :)

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      Toy Tasting 3 years ago from Mumbai

      I have never been much of a green tea fan. The motivation of being back in shape, compels me to start drinking it. Thanks for the much needed motivation. I am definitely on with my 3 cups everyday routine. :)

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thank you, thumbi7. I appreciate you commenting. Have a wonderful day! :-)

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi Anamika! That's great that enjoy the taste. I like green tea too. Different brands can taste different. The fresher, the better! And, yes, green tea has wonderful benefits!

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Your welcome, Vishakha! Thank you for stopping by and commenting. :-)

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thank you, FullOfLoveSites! I appreciate your comment. :-)

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      That's wonderful, Toytasting! I hope you receive all the great benefits from your three cups of green tea per day. :-)

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      Deepak 3 years ago

      if i likw n gonna luv anything to hav then it is GREEN TEA n i take it 2(two ) cups in a day but i luv to take it more but my wife deny to serve more so m stick in only 2(two) cups.

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      rabia 3 years ago

      I feel my self relax after taking green tea and it is also helpful in weight losing process .can we take this before breakfast is this Good?

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thanks for your comment, Deepak. Two cups is better than none. I'm glad to that your wife allows you those.

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Absolutely, rabia! Before breakfast is definitely good.

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      Santosh 3 years ago

      Hi Abby, I am so fat now. Started with green tea and i am going to increase my intake by 1 more cup, making it to 2 cups. Is three or four safe??

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi Santosh! Don't beat yourself up so much. It's one step at a time in getting into shape. You can do this. With exercise, great eating habits, and necessary supplements, you will be well on your way. You will have to decide how many cups is good for you. If your green tea has caffeine, you may want to avoid drinking it later than 2 PM.

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      pooja 3 years ago

      hii abby..i am 20 n weigh 65kgs..i hve nvr evr tried green tea..but heard a lot of it..so from last two days i started taking 3 cups of tea half n hr befre every meal..n ofcrse i am avoiding sugary and oily stuff too..will i b able to lose weight in a month around 5-8kgs?

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      Abby Campbell 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi pooja. Thanks for commenting. Green tea will help you towards your goals, but it is not the only thing that can help you. If you drink 3 cups of green tea and eat an unhealthy diet, that green tea may help you with its antioxidant effects though it may not help you lose weight. You must incorporate a healthy diet and within your calorie means, as well as exercise or staying active, to lose weight. I hope this helps.

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      Hezekiah 2 years ago from Japan

      Here in Japan, many drink green tea and are slimmer than most in the west, but what is important is your diet in general. Power who drink green tea tend to be careful with other foods too.

      E.g. A fast food eating Japanese guy probably doesn't even drink Green Tea. They like Aquarius or Calpis, the stuff in Japan with all the sugar in it.

      Good Hub though.

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      Sushma Webber 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Thanks for this great article on Green tea. I will definitely make it a point to drink three cups a day as you suggest. All the best for your book which looks very interesting. I also liked the information about the way Green Tea helps increase dopamine and serotonin levels. I am in the process of researching about the brain and well-being.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Very useful information shared by you!

      I do enjoy green tea, but thanks for providing the details of its various benefits.

      Voted up and pinned!

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      Shril 2 years ago

      Hi Abby I will post my comment after 3 months from today!

      coz from today i have started.

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      Abby Campbell 2 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thanks for the comment, Hezekiah! I agree with you that diet is very important, and you're right about the "fast food eating Japanese guy probably doesn't even drink Green Tea." Your comments make me smile. :-)

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      Abby Campbell 2 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      I appreciate your comment, Sushma! Good luck with your studies on the brain and well-being. It is definitely an interesting topic, and I hope you will write about some of your findings. Currently, I'm working on my doctorates in naturopathy, and I just love learning all about the body and ways we can treat it for better health. Better health = better life. :-)

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      Abby Campbell 2 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thank you, ChitrangadaSharan! I always appreciate your vote of approval. :-)

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      Abby Campbell 2 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thank you, Shril. I appreciate you. That would be awesome! :-)

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      Abby Campbell 2 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      You can get green tea at your local supermarket or order it online. :-)

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      brigitte 2 years ago

      @ lovey, you can find green tea at pnp or any checkers store.( im from cape town, south africa ) i drink 3 to 4 cups a day and it gives me a lot of energy. I also have a cup before my work out and it really revs up my metabolism , esp since I have hypothyroidism . Drinking green tea has kept my weight constant for the past 3 years and i'm never giving this up ever! :)

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      Abby Campbell 2 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thank you, Brigitte for your comment and lettign lovey know where you can get green tea in South Africa. I didn't know where SA limpopo was. :-)

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      tahira s 2 years ago

      I want to lose 35 kg if i add one lemon in green tea it ll work? I add green tea leaves china grass n then boil . can i take 3 to 4 cups per day? I read an article before this the writer said that you have to take 4 to 5 cups daily is it right?

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      amandeep singh 2 years ago

      I really want to reduce my stomach fat . please tell me if i add honey and lemon into it then can i expect it will work more faster than normal green tea ?

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      Abby Campbell 2 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thank you for your comments, tahira. You have asked questions that have already been answered in my article. The facts have been backed by scientific research. You may want to re-read. Have a great day!

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      Abby Campbell 2 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thank you for your comment, amandeep. Reducing stomach fat takes much more of an effort than just drinking green tea. You must have a clean and balanced diet, with consistent exercise or activity. You are welcome to add honey or lemon, but I do not know what your lifestyle is like to be able to tell you if it will work "faster." Please note that honey is sugar, and sugar will not help you lose weight unless you burn it off.

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      Paula E 2 years ago

      I have replaced my sweet tea with green tea. I get the teavana brand that is green tea with lemon verbana and lemon grass. Usually i drink about 31 ozs a day, iced and sweetened with a little simple syrup. Will the blend or sugar hinder the benefits? Does it make a difference if you drink it hot or cold?

      Enjoyed the article very much.

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      Abby Campbell 2 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi Paula. Thank you for your comment. The teavana green tea with lemon verbana and lemongrass sound very yummy! I don't think it matters whether you drink it hot or cold to receive the benefits. It's entirely up to your likes. As far as sweetening the tea with sugar and hinder the benefits, I guess it would depend on how much sugar you are taking in per day as well as what type of sugar. I would suggest getting away from any refined sugar as it is unhealthy. A natural sugar such as honey would be beneficial. :-)

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      hansika 2 years ago

      I have started taking it twice in a day I m so fat I weight 70kg and I m just 15 yrs so I should take it thrice and avoid eating fried food

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      Chetan 2 years ago

      I wanna loss my 5 kilo waight

      So how many tea cup I have to drink daily? And how long?

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      Anonymous 2 years ago

      Are we talking 8 oz cups? I'm curious merely because I drink 16 oz at a time and am wondering if this counts as two cups.

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      Abby Campbell 22 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi hansika. Drinking green tea is a wonderful start, but you do need to avoid eating fried foods. Eating a wholesome diet and getting daily exercise will help you reduce body fat and be health. Thank you for commenting. :-)

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      Abby Campbell 22 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi Chetan. For general health, three cups of green tea is a good start. New research is proving that 5+ cups can prevent or help heal breast cancer and other diseases. Be sure you take in an organic tea with young leaves as most antioxidants are lost in aged tea. To lose weight, you will need to incorporate a wholesome diet and get daily exercise. Thanks for reading. :-)

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      Abby Campbell 22 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi Anonymous. Yes, an 8 oz. cup is one serving. Therefore, your 16 oz. cups would equate to two servings. Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful day! :-)

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      Friend 19 months ago

      can you drink it at room temp. or cold?

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      Edwin B Lowry 18 months ago from PA

      I like green tea, it's gooooood! All teas are good and I have a cupboard full.

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      Jonathan 17 months ago from North Carolina

      Great info. Keep up the good work.

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      Marie 16 months ago

      How much caffeine is in a cup? I do get heart burn so now that I know, it might be the green tea . I drink it so I'm not so tired. Thanks for the information.

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      Abby Campbell 16 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi Friend. Yes, you can drink it at room temperature or cold. Thanks for inquiring.

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      Abby Campbell 16 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi Paula. Thanks for commenting. Yes, you can drink it hot or cold. Sugar in general is not good for you as it destroys gut health - something that science is now showing affects your entire body. You may want to try coconut sugar which something completely different from refined sugar and actually has nutritional benefit.

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      Abby Campbell 16 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Great, CapCooL! Glad to hear it!

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      Abby Campbell 16 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thank you, JHuie81. I appreciate your comment. Have a wonderful day!

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      Abby Campbell 16 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi Marie. Different brands of green tea have differing amounts of caffeine. Most have only 25 grams of caffeine, but I've seen them as high as 40. Thanks for inquiring, and have a great day!

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      Omaima khan 15 months ago

      I m trying to losse weight and I start drinking green tea 4 or 5 cupes a day and I m feeling really good and I dont eat sugurs and junk food and I drink lemon water every day 9 glases ffrom 1 month and I m feeling reaaly good

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      Abby Campbell 15 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Congrats, Omaima! I'm so happy for you. Thank you for sharing your testimony. Have a wonderful day!

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      Carroll Faganello 15 months ago

      Does green tea cold in the bottle have the same effects?? I get the impression that this talks mostly about hot green tea.

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      Delan Cooper 15 months ago from Australia

      I'm a green tea lover, especially "Matcha Green Tea."

      I never know green tea can help to lose weight before, I would have to drink it up! more and more!

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      Sally Smith1 15 months ago

      I'm trying to lose some weight here. I have heard the idea of drinking green tea to boost metabolism from my Japanese friend. Gonna try it for sure. Hope it works :)

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      Abby Campbell 15 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Glad you're already a green tea lover, delnoxper! Yes, green tea has many great benefits. Science is showing how useful it is everyday. In fact, it can even help prevent and heal breast cancer. :-)

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      Abby Campbell 15 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Carroll - If you're talking about prepackaged green tea in a bottle, you have to be careful as it may contain sugars or other chemical additives. But, cold green tea still has as many health benefits as warm green tea. ;)

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      Abby Campbell 15 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thanks for commenting, Sally. I hope you enjoy the green tea. Please let me know how it works for you. ;)

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      nicole 12 months ago

      My doctor says i should not drink green tea with an empty stomach. So i should not drink green tea before breakfast as well?

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      sahidiya 9 months ago

      what is the age good for drinking green tea?

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      Abby Campbell 9 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Nicole - I would definitely abide by your healthcare practitioner. :-)

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      Abby Campbell 9 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Sahidya - I'm not understanding your question. Are you asking at what age a person must be to drink green tea? Organic green tea is low in caffeine and has wonderful health benefits for any age. However, I would not give it to your infant or toddler.

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      pretth 8 months ago

      i have drink this thrice a day .i lost 2inches in my belly in one month of drinking tea..

      this is very helpful for me because it suppress my appetite and cravings

      thanks a lot for this article

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      Abby Campbell 8 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thanks for your testimony, pretth, and congratulations on your inches lost. :-)

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      Jo 8 months ago

      Thanks for the information of getting benefits of drinking 3 to 5 glass green tea a day to strengthen our bones and to reduce belly fats. I will add this green tea on my 3 meals and with doing exercise.

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      honey 7 months ago

      can i add small amount of sugar to green tea?

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      rexford 7 months ago

      i do take one cup green tea everyday and a pressure drug called candesartan, does this makes you urinate often?

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      Abby Campbell 7 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Great, Jo! I'm glad I could inspire you. Happy trails to more green tea as well s more great health!

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      Abby Campbell 7 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      honey - It's your prerogative to add sugar. As a holistic health practitioner, I try to sway everyone away from sugar as it is a disease and cancer feeder. You may want to try an herb that is sweet like sugar but has healthy benefits. It's called Stevia.

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      Abby Campbell 7 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi rexford. I'm sorry, but I'm unfamiliar with the drug you're taking. Anytime, you add more liquids, especially those that help detox, will flush extra fluids out of the body. This is a good thing as it's helping your body to eliminate toxins.

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      Bob 7 months ago

      I drink 20 0ounces of great tea made from two teabags every morning. Is that too much? When you talk about "cups" are you saying the ounce measurement of a cup or just a normal teacup?

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      Abby Campbell 7 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi Bob. When I say "cup," I mean 8 ounces. Two teabags are fine as long as it doesn't give you the jitters. Most green tea servings only have about 25 mg. of caffeine which is very little. Thanks for commenting.

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      AbbAS khan 5 months ago

      Should i take with sugar or wdout sugar ?

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      Abby Campbell 5 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi AbbA. Thanks for inquiring. If you like your tea sweet, perhaps you can try Stevia which is a natural source of sweetness. Sugar is not good for losing weight or health. :)

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      NoorAbby 5 months ago

      Hi abby, im abby too but from Malaysia :) i started drinking green tea for last 7 days about 1-2 cups daily. I usually drink it when its warm or refrigerate first just to cold enough. I did not iced my tea. Significantly, it manage to suppress my appetite and i lost my sweet tooth :) now i can manage my diet since i did not crave for fried and sweet food. I didnt know how scientifically it works, but i know its because of this green tea benefit. Btw, im a 200 pounds aged 20. I know some people troubled with the taste what else if without sugar. This is how i started to "receive" green tea.. I would mix 500 ml with 2 tbs of sugar and reduce it daily until on forth day im drinking it plainly. Im just sharing though :) loved how abby respond to all poster above.. You really taking good care of your blogwalker.. Now im doing my gym n exercise to slim down and, im going to start my tabata lesson soon, cant wait to melt those nasty fat im my body.. Still long way to go.. Lastly, start with green tea and dust off your jog shoe and start to jog people ! Lotsolove

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      Abby Campbell 4 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi NoorAbby. Thank you for sharing. I'm glad to see that you are making great strides with your new healthy habits. Reducing sugar until there is absolutely no more craving for it is what some people need to do as they just cannot tolerate going "cold turkey." Thank you for sharing how you were able to reduce your sugar intake. I'm sure it will help some who read this particular article. ;) Please read more of my articles to motivate you in your new endeavors for getting into shape. Have a wonderful day, and it's great to know there is someone who shares my name across the world. Blessings to you!

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      Yuki 4 months ago

      Hi uhm while reading, I was wondering when is the proper time to drink green tea? Is it best before or after meals? Thanks! :)

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      Abby Campbell 4 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Thank you for your question. You can drink it at anytime. However, you may want to drink it before 2 PM if you are sensitive to caffeine. Otherwise, you can opt for decaffeinated green tea.

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      Jacintha 4 months ago

      Thank you so so much for the info..planning to drop atleast 10kg of stubborn fat this year... 3 cups a day starting tommorrow then...

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      Ain 4 months ago

      i am taking green tea with lemon also walk for 40mins daily since three months..but my weight continuously increasing.

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      ashish kumar 4 months ago

      i have started taking green tea from last week . i like its taste and feel but now it has become my habit like addiction , i take 5 cup of tea in days, every time when i take green after 2 hours i feel should take now .. is this harmful ?

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      nayaze 3 months ago

      can u say how many pounds of fat reduced in one month ?? by talking 2 times a day

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      Aima 2 months ago

      Hi, very informative blog. Can you please elaborate do the tea bags (green) also work equally good as the tea leaves?

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      Abby Campbell 2 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Great, Jacintha! Please remember that green tea is only a tool to help you lose stubborn body fat along with a healthy whole foods diet and exercise. ;) Keep up the great work!

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      Abby Campbell 2 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi Ain. I'm sorry to hear that your weight continually increases. Are you eating a healthy whole foods diet within your calorie range? If so, then you may want to consult with your healthcare practitioner to have some labs completed. Much of the time, hormones are to blame for the continual increase in weight gain and all it takes is a balancing of the hormones. A naturopathic practitioner can help you naturally balance your hormones with nutrition, herbs, and other natural remedies. ;) Best wishes to you!

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      Abby Campbell 2 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi Ashish. Five cups of green tea is perfectly fine as long as you don't have a sensitivity to caffeine. However, green tea has such little amounts of caffeine (as indicated in the article). Continue drinking it if you like it. ;)

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      Abby Campbell 2 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi Nayaze. Unfortunately, I can't tell you how much weight you would lose by drinking two cups of green tea per day. The green tea may help boost your efforts of weight loss, but every individual is different in their rate of weight loss. This is due to body stats, metabolism, nutrition intake, exercise, and much more. ;)

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      Abby Campbell 2 months ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Hi Aima. If you can find certified organic green tea bags, then you may use them. ;)

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      Joy :) 4 weeks ago

      The moment I saw this article last 5 weeks I run to the grocery store to buy one. And the first week I drink it. I fell in love with green. I have been drinking it for 5 weeks already and I can see the result. I'm losing weigth! :) thanks here for the infotmation that I should be drinking it 3x a day to burn more fat. And yehey!!! :D Cause my weigth lose is great. I'm so fat before but now with the help of green tea, a jog in the morning, healthy diet, and motivation, not being lazy I got 9.48 lbs out of my body. I'm 64 before and now 54.2 . I'm still drinking green tea because I'm seeing good result in my body. Big thums up for ya green tea! Love what you did to my body. And thanks for yout info :*

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      Audrey Hunt 3 weeks ago from Nashville Tn.

      I love herbal tea, especially ginger but after reading your excellent hub about green tea I'll try it again,. I'm never liked the taset but if its good for me, I'll drink it,. Thanks.

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