Green tea contains caffeine which provides thermogenic support for weight loss goals. It's also a rich source of catechins like EGCG. A study published in the Journal of Functional Foods suggests that catechin-enriched green tea might help reduce body fat levels over and above regular green tea. When 118 obese subjects supplemented their diets with catechin-enriched green tea, they lost an average of 3.7 inches of visceral body fat over 12 weeks. The catechin-fortified tea also packed a greater dosage of caffeine: 69 mg per serving versus the normal 40 mg in a regular cup of green tea. Researchers believe both catechins and caffeine played a role in fat loss.
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