A 20-year-old male asked:
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is it ok for a teen to drink green tea?i'm in a diet and i hear green tea can help you lose weight and boost your metabolism.if so how many cups a day

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Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
OK - watch caffeine: Green tea has many health benefits and can help with weight loss. In general the more the better but it does have caffeine and too much caffeine can make you jittery, raise blood pressure etc. so limit to 5-6 cups a day and don't drink too late in the day. See http://tinyurl.com/nrafp28 and http://tinyurl.com/zrpxkrx To lose weight best to make long-term changes- see http://tinyurl.com/lus2hv9
Answered on Mar 1, 2016
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Dr. Benjamin Lerner
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Shouldn't : Coffee itself is essentially free of calories. Any weight gain would come from what you add to the coffee.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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I don't know : Where that comes from! it contains a lot of caffeine that might cause an insinuation that it "loses weight". There are no quick fixes.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Dougherty
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No: Similar to other questions about tea. No evidence that it is an antioxidant with defined benefits, ok to drink in moderation, .
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Green tea capsules: contain the main ingredient in green tea called EGCG. You will get a higher dose w/caps than drinking it, maybe equal 5-8 cups. Also, you won't need ... Read More

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