Green tea is apparently effective in the aid of weight loss. Several studies have suggested that the flavonoids and caffeine in green tea can help elevate metabolic rate, increase fat oxidation and even improve insulin activity. One study showed that those who consumed green tea and caffeine lost an average of 2.9 pounds during a 12-week period, while sticking to their regular diet. Another study suggested the increase in calorie output was equal to about 100 calories over a 24-hour period. - excerpt from http://www.healthywomen.org. So, brew that tea and start sipping your way to better health and weight loss now!