Most of us are aware of the health benefits of Green Tea. Green tea is actually the unoxidized tea. The darker the tea means more of oxidation during processing of tea. Also, the caffeine content is more. Due to oxidation process, the nutrients in tea are destroyed. Green tea is known to increase immune system. It also delays aging process, etc. However, as a Dietician the most promising benefit of Green Tea according to me is its role in Weight Loss.
The mechanism by which Green Tea aids in weight loss is complicated but it is believed that Green Tea contains Polyphenols which along with enzymes of our body decrease fat absorption, burns fat, and also increase metabolism. All the three actions lead to weight loss. One such polyphenolic compound found in Green Tea is Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).
If you are addicted to tea, then you must shift to Green Tea, which is actually the unoxidized tea. Green tea contains less caffeine, so lesser calcium will be excreted from the body also. Green tea will aid in weight reduction, delay aging process, and boost immune system.