We cannot escape the fact that obesity has become a major problem in the United States Of America, but they are not the only country to suffer from excess weight. People in the United Kingdom are also gaining weight at an alarming rate. All this is obviously due to the amount of junk food people consume, because it is readily available and relatively cheap. Obesity used to be the problem of adults, but now it is affecting small children as well. There are nine year old kids that are suffering from type 2 diabetes, which was previously known as adult type diabetes. There are other conditions and diseases that come with obesity. They include metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, high blood pressure, high blood glucose and atherosclerosis. The best treatment or even cure for all of them is weight loss. Losing weight by just dieting and exercising can take a long time, that is why many people are spending larger amounts of money on weight loss supplements such as green tea.
Where red wine and resveratrol might be the secret of the long life and health of the French,then green tea and EGCG could be it for the Asian population. Drinking tea is very popular in Asia and it has been for a very long time. Where we in the Western countries like drink coffee, the Asians drink tea. Since Asians are a lot more healthy than other populations, scientists started look for the reason and the came up with green tea and EGCG, which is the active substance responsible for all of its health benefits. At the moment the long list of potential health benefits of green tea include: increased weight loss, improved metabolism, increased thermogenesis (heat production), increased lipolysis (fat cell breakdown), improved insulin sensitivity, it protects against various cancers, it is a powerful antioxidant that protects your body against those nasty free radicals, it reduces craving during dieting, it suppresses appetite and it has been shown to improve brain function. So, you better start to drink green tea for weight loss and other health benefits.