Do you want to stay in shape without hitting the gym or making substantial changes in your diet? If the answer is yes then read on to find how you can do so. Green tea and CLA have been known to help lose weight dramatically.
CLA- Conjugated lenoleic acid
These acids are mainly found in the dairy products and meat obtained from ruminants, commonly called cud chewing animals. It is a family that contains 28 different isomers of lenoleic acid. The name itself suggests the fact that CLA’s have a conjugated double bond. Conjugated linoleic acid is both a cis and a trans fatty acid. The cis isomer gives the fatty acid low melting point and also some health benefits. The trans isomer also has some beneficial effects on our health, which is unlike other trans fatty acids.
Conjugated Lenoleic Acid (CLA) helps glucose of our body to get into our muscle cells in an effective way, which in turn prevents them from getting converted into fats. It also allows the fats to be burnt as fuel by helping it in entering the cell membranes of connective tissues and muscle fibres. Our body is not capable enough to make conjugated lenoleic acid (CLA) from lenoleic acid (LA). In the absence of CLA, most of the fats that we consume are stored as the fats which we see deposited on our problem areas, as the fats consumed are not converted into muscles. It is promoted as an antioxidant, weight loss promoter, immune system enhancer and cancer fighter. CLA though may not help you lose a lot of weight but it helps you in maintaining the weight you lost. This fact does not decreases its importance as a product for losing weight as more than 90% of the people who lose their weight, regain it back after some time.
Green tea originated from China and is made completely by the leaves of a plant named Camellia Sinensis. Extracts of the green tea contains caffeine and polyphenols that helps in stimulating oxidation of fats and induction of thermo genesis. It boosts our metabolic rate up to 5% without elevating our heart rate; it contains a chemical compound named EGCG.
A person’s metabolic rate decides that how his body will react towards weight loss techniques. It is a more capable anti-oxidant than black tea. Caffeine content triggers thermo genesis it is a process that produces heat in our body by burning calories. It has been estimated that this process can help in burning approximately 80 calories if a person consumes 4-5 cups of green tea daily. The concentration of flavonoids in a cup of green tea is much higher than other food products known to have it. Flavonoids are phytochemicals present in most of the plant products that have anti-carcinogenic and anti-oxidative functions.
Green tea helps in accelerating the weight loss process because of one of its ingredient named polyphenols which helps in dissolving the deposits of triglycerides present in our body. Excessive triglyceride deposits lead to fat storage in our body. Green tea also has a positive effect on a person’s endurance, which helps a person by letting him to exercise for longer durations. It also helps in stimulating the use of fatty acids by muscles cells and liver which help in providing more energy.