A low carb diet that encourages your body to go into a state of ketosis to burn fat, the Keto diet is already known for its potential to help people achieve quick, short-term weight loss. However, could the weight loss results of the diet be maximised by adding a cup of tea?
HealthyWomen.org suggests that sipping on green tea, especially while following the Keto diet for just 12 days, could accelerate weight loss and improve the final results at the end of the diet.
As well as its potential to enhance weight loss results, green tea is packed full of health benefits of its own, too.
Green teas such as Sencha, bancha, matcha, houjicha, kukicha, genmaicha, long jing and pi lo chun are all known to help improve digestion and be brimming in antioxidants.
Plus, all of these green tea varieties are ‘Keto-friendly’ according to the rules of what is and is not allowed when following the diet.
How does green tea help you lose weight on the Keto diet?
The jury is out as to how many cups of green tea you actually need to drink for weight loss.
However, the science behind the claim that green tea can enhance weight loss is that green tea is rich in compounds called catechins. These compounds may have a positive effect on fat oxidation and related fat-burning pathways through a dose dependent manner.
As the natural caffeine in green tea works to enhance your metabolic rate and in turn increases fat oxidation, it is claimed that this can help green tea drinkers lose weight.
So, when you combine this digestion-aiding drink with the effects of the Keto diet, the overall weight loss results could potentially be enhanced.