Green Tea Diet

The Green Tea Diet describes a diet which encourages regular consumption of Green Tea.

Principle of the green tea diet

Green Tea is a form of light tea usually from China and Japan. It is said to have many health benefits, including cancer prevention and lowering cholesterol levels. Green Tea is also said to raise metabolism levels, hence increasing the rate of weight loss.

The Green Tea Diet encourages regular consumption of Green Tea. You can take Green Tea either in its tea form at every main meal, or in pill form. The pill form of Green Tea contains 500mg extract of Green Tea, which you take 2-3 times daily.

What are you allowed to eat?

The following are recommended on the Green Tea Diet:

  • Whole grains – such as wholemeal bread, pasta and rice
  • Fruit
  • Vegetables
  • Lean meat – such as lean poultry, lean red meat, and seafood

What is forbidden?

Nothing is forbidden on the Green Tea Diet, although the following should be consumed in moderation:

  • Saturated fats – such as junk food and fast food
  • Refined sugars – such as white sugar and sweets
  • Refined flour – such as white flour

Green Tea Diet Pros and Cons

Research has shown that Green Tea can increase a person's metabolic rate. By increasing the metabolic rate, Green Tea can quicken the rate at which calories are burned and hence can help with weight loss.

Aside from benefits to weight loss, the Green Tea Diet can also help with the prevention of cancer. Green Tea contains an antioxidant called polyphenols – or tannin – which is known to prevent damage to cells. Damage to body cells is an early sign of cancer. Tannin is known for its ability to help DNA cells reproduce accurately, thus preventing abnormalities from forming.

Green Tea may also prevent or inhibit autoimmune diseases such as lupus and HIV/AIDS.

Green Tea may help decrease cholesterol level in blood, may help prevent the build-up of cholesterol which causes blood vessels to narrow. This can therefore protect the drinker from high blood pressure and heart problems.

The Green Tea Diet is generally healthy and balanced, and is easy to maintain due to its flexibility.

Daily and Weekly Plans for the Green Tea diet

Drink 2-3 cups of Green Tea per day, or take 2-3 capsules of Green Tea Extract per day.

Green Tea Diet Rating

Ease: 5/5 – Very easy to begin as the main change is adding Green Tea to your diet.

Balance: 5/5 – A balanced and healthy diet.

Maintenance: 5/5 – Easy to maintain due to its flexibility.

Overall: 5/5