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MI-ELLKAYBEE SparkPoints: (153,603)
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6/13/12 12:06 P

I used to drink over a pot of coffee a day. Several months ago, I switched to tea, about half green tea and half black teas (assorted.) I have a hard time drinking plain water, but I drink 8-10 (or more) cups of tea a day. Some water, some coffee, one diet cola at night. When I feel like snacking, tea helps. I HOPE I'm getting all the water I need in my teacup!

SWEDIEPIE Posts: 338
6/13/12 11:34 A

I drink Chinese Oolong tea every day. If you google it, you can read about it's health benefits. There are several studies that show that it assists in fat oxidation. I don't drink it for that, as I rely on my nutrition/cardio/strength training for overall health, but I enjoy it and have replaced my afternoon cup of coffee with oolong tea instead.

I agree that if you are replacing a soft drink or junk with green tea, that's going to benefit you

MOMOF5GIRLS1BOY SparkPoints: (29,640)
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6/13/12 11:14 A

I love green tea, i drink a few cups a day, if i do not have coffee.

ILOVEJIM851991 SparkPoints: (90,843)
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6/13/12 10:44 A

While I do drink it and love it I have heard that the impact is minimal. I've also heard that to achieve the most benefits you need to do the supplements. I think the source was a health and nutrition place like GNC.

AILEBBELIA SparkPoints: (13,410)
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6/13/12 10:29 A

I knew someone was going to cite Dr OZ!

He has a tendency to say things that are backed by sketchy research. He even told the audience that a certain kind of tea would prevent fat cells from forming. His role is to entertain and not to provide medical advise. He also makes it very clear that he is being sponsored by certain companies.

good luck!!


LAWMOMSPLACE SparkPoints: (117,328)
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6/13/12 10:28 A

yes, love it.

SUSAN_FOSTER Posts: 1,228
6/13/12 10:15 A

12%? No. If green tea really worked that well we would here it from a more credible source than Dr. Oz. Green tea has a very minor impact.

ALGERARD Posts: 8
6/13/12 8:58 A

Honestly, I have always heard about Green Tea and its metabolism boosting effects. After watching Dr. Oz (and yes, I am weary of some of his tips) he and my doctor had mentioned that green tea boosts your metabolism by 12% per cup. I have hypothyroidism, so my metabolism is naturally slower than others and this has truly helped me! At least worth a try!

TONKA14 Posts: 4,947
6/13/12 8:16 A

There does appear to be some health benefits in that little cup of green tea. A few cups a day could have a positive effect on your health. It's probably not going to cure any disease, and should not be consumed as a drug; but as part of your overall healthy diet. You can learn more from this helpful article.

The Truth about Green Tea
A Health Powerhouse or Mostly Hype?
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_art
icles.asp?id=107


Coach Tanya

LATTELEE Posts: 4,266
6/13/12 5:47 A

Prefer black tea

DRAGONCHILDE SparkPoints: (57,014)
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6/13/12 12:30 A

No, it doesn't. It's no more magical than black, white, or any other kind of tea. It's just another drink. IT can be lower calories than other beverages, and hot drinks can be a bit of an appetite suppressant, but green tea doesn't make magic weight loss happen. :)

AILEBBELIA SparkPoints: (13,410)
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6/12/12 9:01 P

Only if you are switching it out with something that has calories like whole milk, coke, sprite etc..



KIWIGIRL30 SparkPoints: (57)
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6/12/12 8:28 P

I heard that green tea helps with diet loss, does anyone know if this is true ?

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