Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet.
It is loaded with antioxidants and various substances that are beneficial for health.
Many studies have shown that green tea can increase fat burning and help you lose weight.
Let me explain how that works…
The bioactive substances in the tea leaves dissolve in the water and make it into the final drink.
When you drink a cup of quality tea, you’re actually getting a large amount of beneficial substances with potent biological effects (1).
The best known of these is caffeine. A cup of green tea contains much less caffeine (24-40 mg) than a cup of coffee (100-200 mg), but still enough to have a mild effect.
The most important of these is EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate), a substance that can boost metabolism.
Keep in mind that these benefits can be derived both from drinking green tea as a beverage, as well as taking green tea extract as a supplement. Most of the studies used extracts.
Bottom Line: Green tea contains bioactive substances like caffeine and EGCG, which can have powerful effects on metabolism.