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One of my mom’s friend recently lost 4 pounds in a month by drinking green tea with a hint of lemon juice on a daily basis. I always knew that green tea was an anti-oxidant, thus, it’s good for your digestive system but didn’t know what effect the lemon juice would have. I was really curious about this remedy, so I decided to do a little research about it to see if it’s backed up by scientific facts. Here are some information that I have found:
Fitsugar.com – “According to some studies, adding a splash of citrus juice (lemon is optimal) to your green tea can help maximize the effectiveness of the catechins, a powerful antioxidant, in the drink. When lemon juice is included in the mix, the cancer-fighting catechins are five times more likely to survive the digestive process and work their magic”
Livestrong.com – “Green tree extract may boost metabolism, which can help burn fat. The polyphenols present in green tea, especially the catechins, may be responsible for the metabolism boost, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center overview on green tea. Adding lemon to green tea increases catechin retention, which may aid green tea’s ability to promote fat burning.”
Truelemon.com – “Few natural substances equal the powerful combined benefits of green tea and lemon. Green tea has been shown to boost the body’s metabolism and fight disease. And, when coupled with True Lemon, green tea’s strength increases dramatically. In studies, people who drank three to five cups a day for three months lost 4.6 percent of their body weight. Other studies show drinking two to four cups daily can burn an extra 50 calories, which equals about five pounds lost every year.”
Sounds pretty promising? Well, I’m going to try this for the next 2/3 months and I’ll keep you guys updated on the results! :) Also, if you have tried this before, please leave me a comment in the section below about your results!
In the meantime, HAPPY DRINKING! :D