Trying To Lose Weight? -There’s a Tea for That!
Green Tea Helps To Shed Those Extra Pounds
Millions of Americans struggle with weight gain on a daily basis. Though it has been theorized that green tea may help with weight loss, a new study shows promising results in the ability of the natural tea to help slow weight gain in the first place!
Obese mice were given a daily dose of a compound found in green tea called epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). When compared to a control group of mice who were fed the same amount of the same food without the EGCG compound, the results showed that the mice who received the compound gained weight 45% slower than the control mice. Once more, the mice that received the compound also exhibited a 30% increase in fecal lipids.
These results suggest that EGCG not only helps reduce the body’s ability to absorb fat, but also helps enhance its ability to actually use the fat.
Unfortunately, in order to receive the same dosage of EGCG that the mice did, a person would need to drink nearly 10 cups of green tea per day. But not all is lost. The scientists encourage that even just a few cups of tea per day can still show a marked improvement in slowing weight gain. So go put on the kettle and get ready to keep those extra pounds at bay!