An ingredient in green tea called catechins stimulates the burning of calories and speeds the loss of belly fat. So pour yourself a glass and drink your way to a slimmer you.
Be sure that your green tea is unsweetened and calorie free.
- Put fresh cold water into the kettle on the stove. Green tea should be heated to between 140 and 185 F. Sliding a cooking thermometer into the spout as you heat your water will help you achieve the desired heat.
- Preheat your cup or teapot with hot water before adding your water and green tea. This prevents a drop in temperature when you pour the heated water into the cup or teapot. If using tea bags, it is one tea bag per 8 oz. water in a cup. If using loose tea, it is 1 tsp. of loose tea per 8 oz. of water. When using loose tea, don't over-pack the basket or tea ball you are filling. Tea leaves need room to expand to give the best flavor.
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