Studies suggest that the three components, catechins, caffeine, and theanine found in green tea, can promote fat loss. They do this by inhibiting both gastric and pancreatic lipase, the enzymes that digest triglycerides and fatty acid synthetase, the enzyme responsible for synthesizing fatty acids into the form in which they can be stored in the body’s fat cells.
Basically, green tea discourages fat storage. The University of Chicago’s Tang Center for Herbal Medical Research shows green tea reduces the fat deposits under your skin and the fat in your belly area. Additionally, Dr. Nicholas Perricone told Oprah Winfrey she could lose 10 lbs. in 4-6 weeks drinking green tea instead of coffee. Perhaps, the best news of all is, green tea is a natural fat-burner!