ECGC, or epigallocatechin gallate, is a flavonoid naturally present in Lipton Diet Green Tea and is viewed as the most significant active component of green teas, according to Dr. Ronald Hoffman. Additionally, the University of Chicago's Tang Center for Herbal Medicine Research has found that EGCG caused non-human participants to lose up to 21 percent of their total body weight while also consuming significantly less food daily, serving the dual role of metabolic enhancement and appetite suppression.
Lipton Diet Green Tea contains naturally occurring caffeine, which is a stimulant. Stimulants in coffee and black teas have been shown to raise your metabolism 5 to 8 percent, equaling about 98 to 174 additional calories burned per day. Green teas have the capacity to raise your metabolism up to 12 percent per day, almost doubling that of coffee or traditional black tea.
Catechins are natural phenol antioxidants inherently found in plants and plant derivatives, like green tea leaves. According to "Prevention Health Magazine," the catechins in green teas, including Lipton Diet Green Tea, have, in fact, been shown to ramp up metabolism. "Prevention" indicates that the catechins consumed by drinking two to four cups of green tea on regular basis may lead to burning an extra 50 calories each day.
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