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    Green Tea has zero calories?

    Does green tea really have 0 calories? I assume it has caffeine and other stuff in it? Read somewhere it has a slight thermogenic effect also. I bought some today and just curious if I can start drinking this stuff like water since the box says zero calories.

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    Yes it is pretty much calorie free, maybe 1 or 2 cals per cup.

    Green tea has been shown to have many benefits including beneficial affects such as improved body composition, beneficial affects on cholesterol levels, and also contains anti-oxidants, to name a few. Although you would have to drink large amounts of green tea to see most of these benefits, and your best bet would be to supplement with green tea extract.

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    Awesome thanks .

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    I have been drinking green tea for years. As mentioned above, it is high in antioxidants, and just plain tastes good. I have a cup before each cardio session also for a little extra kick.

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    I drink it but I hate the taste. I might buy some pills instead.
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    what if u rip open the teabag and eat the leaves?
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    Originally posted by synthetic
    what if u rip open the teabag and eat the leaves?
    ROFL definitely something to think about.

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    Originally posted by synthetic
    what if u rip open the teabag and eat the leaves?
    Ha! Then I'd say you have bigger concerns than caloric values.

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    I usually drink tons of that **** when I'm bulking, and I dont know why. It has great liver detoxifying effects, and apparently a cup or two can increase base metabolism by like 4 percent...but maybe thats just a lie to sell more green tea.

    Frankster, the green tea extract pills are fairly cheap. Send me the rest of your leaf tea, I'll give it a good home.



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