Monday, February 21, 2011

Tea Fights Fat

Oolong, green and black teas have been used for centuries to prevent obesity. Many recent studies show that this isn't just an old wive's tale. These teas prevent fat production, lower blood cholesterol and help protect the liver. Japanese scientists found a chemical in these teas called teasaponin that prevented fat accumulation in mice fed a high-fat diet. Teasaponin appears to work by decreasing fat absorption in the abdomen. Tea is a fat fighter that's inexpensive and effective.

J. Obesity., 25:1459-1464, 2001)

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