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5 benefits of green tea including weight loss, workout performance and general health

What is Green Tea?

Green tea is a type of tea made from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds that have not undergone the same withering and oxidation process used to make oolong teas and black teas.

 

What are the benefits of Green Tea?

Enhances performance
Drinking Green tea before a workout or run can increase your endurance and enhance performance. The American Journal of Physiology found increases your exercise endurance by up to 24%.

Reduce Inflammation
Green tea is rich in polyphenols natural compounds that help to reduce inflammation. Great if you suffer from joint pain, injury or inflammation during or post workout.

Boost brain function
Green tea has a good amount of caffeine in it, not as much as coffee but enough to boost brain function without the jittery side effects. It also includes the amino-acid L-theanine which reduces anxiety, increases dopamine and alpha waves in the brain.

Increase fat burning
Green tea is one of the ingredients found in most fat burning supplements, this is because it raises metabolic rate and increases fat burning in your body.

Reduces your appetite
Green tea has been shown to reduce your appetite and increase energy. It also has 0 calories so can be a great way to hydrate and stop you from snacking as much.

Green Tea good for your workout

Other Benefits of green tea
– High in antioxidants
– Helps prevent type 2 diabetes
– Protects the brain against ageing
– Helps reduce bad breath
– May help against cardiovascular disease (more research needed)

 


Green Tea in Activits FusionRX

FusionRX Joint Support

In our FusionRX a specially formulated liquid joint support for functional fitness athletes, weightlifters, cross fitters and powerlifters we have a number of ingredients to maintain and support joint health (including Green tea), turmeric, glucosamine and condroitin.

You can buy our FusionRX here.