What Tea Helps Fat-burning!?
Tea is the most-drinked beverage in the world. In addition to its long tradition, tea's "slimming" effect also attracts people to drink it regularly.
Drinking a cup of tea after a full meal can help reduce body fat. But is any scientifically supported? And which tea is the most effective to lose weight?
Green Tea: highest in catechins
Catechins are polyphenols, which can inhibit the activity of amylolytic enzymes in the intestinal tract and reduce the speed of intestinal absorption of glucose, so it can help slow down the rise of blood sugar after meals. Some studies have also pointed out that catechins can inhibit the proliferation of adipose tissue, promote cell metabolism, and reduce fat accumulation. In addition, drinking tea while exercising is more helpful for burning fat. Adrenaline is secreted during exercise, and if you drink tea at the same time, it can improve the efficiency of fat burning.
Among all kinds of teas, teas with highest catechin content are green teas such as sencha, gyokuro, and matcha, followed by semi-fermented oolong tea and Tieguanyin.
Oolong Tea: Ghrelin promotes gastrointestinal motility
Tea polyphenols such as theaflavins and thearubigins in oolong tea and black tea also have the effect of reducing cellulite, while theaflavins and thearubigins exist in both oolong tea and black tea. Some studies have found that oolong tea can promote gastrointestinal emptying, stimulate the secretion of growth hormone, but at the same time, it can also cause hunger.
The ghrelin in oolong tea, also known as "tea hunger factor", can increase appetite by 5 times, make tea drinkers feel hungry, and thus promote gastrointestinal motility. But what's interesting is that under the action of ghrelin, even though you feel hungry, it will not significantly increase the food intake.
Pu-erh Tea: Tannins prevent small intestine from absorbing fat
Pu-erh tea slimming effect is also very well known. Studies have shown that Pu-erh tea can help inhibit the synthesis of cholesterol in the liver, and reduce cholesterol, triglycerides and fatty acids.
The tannic acid tannin (strictinin) in Pu-erh tea can help inhibit the production of pancreatic lipolytic enzymes, slow down the body's absorption of oil, and naturally have the effect of maintaining weight and even losing weight.
Drinking tea every day, combined with resistance exercise, has the best effect of slimming.
After reading it, it seems that most of the tea can help slimming 🥴 So just drink more tea!