Spinach Extract: An Effective Weight Loss Supplement

Spinach Extract: An Effective Weight Loss Supplement?

The effects of spinach extract are very similar to those of green tea. Green tea contains caffeine which helps to reduce appetite, increase energy levels and improve mood. Caffeine also increases alertness and focus. Green tea is considered as one of the most popular beverages in the world. It’s popularity has been increasing due to its health benefits. There are many studies that have shown that green tea may prevent cancer, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and even protect against heart disease.

Green Tea contains EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) which is a natural flavonoid found in green tea. EGCG has been proven to have numerous health benefits including reducing inflammation, improving circulation, regulating hormones and helping with weight loss. It has also been shown to boost cognitive function.

There are other health benefits of green tea such as it’s anti-aging properties and its ability to promote healthy skin and hair growth. Green tea is known to contain polyphenols which have antioxidant properties, but they aren’t the only ones present in green tea. Other polyphenol compounds include catechins, epicatechins, theaflavins and thearubigins. These help to boost your body’s metabolism and improve the way you burn fat. Green tea is also known to help prevent and reduce the risk of certain types of cancer, such as colon cancer.

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