You may be interested to know there’s a beverage that may help reduce belly fat. That beverage is green tea.
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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