Friday, September 28, 2012

Tea for Weight Loss

We have long been reporting articles that tout tea is an aid to weight loss. In addition to the theaflavins and thearubigins in tea that help promote fat burning, the action of sipping tea throughout the day can help keep you both hydrated and sated, leading to a healthier lifestyle.

In a study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, researchers at Kobe University in Japan found that regular consumption of tea suppressed damaging changes in the blood linked to fatty foods that can lead to Type 2 diabetes.

In the study some mice were given a high fat diet and others a normal diet. Each of these two groups were then split into smaller groups and given water, black tea or green tea for 14 weeks. Both types of tea suppressed body weight gain and the build-up of belly fat linked to a fatty diet.

But black tea, which is used in most ordinary cuppas, also counteracted the harmful effects on the blood normally associated with a high-fat diet.

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