Including green tea in a weight reduction strategy is essential to its success. It has been asserted that drinking green tea can provide a variety of health benefits, particularly with regard to weight loss concerns.
Green tea may lower the risk of obesity and inflammatory biomarkers, which are associated with ill health, according to a March 2019 study from Ohio State University. The Science Daily published the study.
Two groups of animals were separated from a large group of animals for a period of eight weeks. In this experiment, half of the animals were given a diet that was heavy in fat and was meant to cause obesity, while the other half were given a conventional diet.
Half of the animals in each group were given green tea extract that was blended with their diet throughout the experiment. A number of parameters, including insulin resistance, body fat tissue weight, and other characteristics, were assessed for each and every animal.
Mice given a high-fat meal with green tea added to it acquired 20% less weight and showed much reduced insulin resistance compared to mice given the same diet without green tea.
The microbial population in the stomachs of mice who were fed a high-diet fat meal were healthier after drinking green tea. The effects of green tea on metabolic syndrome, a condition that increases the risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease, and leaky gut in humans are the subject of a current human investigation.
Improvements in gut health were also observed in the study, including an increase in the number of beneficial microorganisms found in the intestines of the mice and a decrease in the permeability of the intestinal wall, which is a condition known as leaky gut.
According to the recommendations of the specialists at Ohio University, one should not begin drinking green tea exactly like water. Based on the findings of the study, it is possible that it would be more beneficial to consume a small amount of food throughout the day, as the mice did in the study.