The EGCG in green tea does the magic again. The antioxidant boosts metabolism, eventually aiding weight loss. The tea can also help mobilize fat from fat cells. The active compounds in green tea boost the effects of certain fat burning hormones.
Green tea can also increase fat burning during exercise. This was found in one UK study, where ingestion of green tea extract increased fat oxidation during moderate intensity exercise (12).
Green tea can also boost your metabolic rate – which basically means that you can burn calories round the clock. Even while you are asleep (13). Green tea can also modulate the genes related to energy metabolism.