Tea is a beverage that has been enjoyed for centuries in various countries and cultures around the world. This flavorful beverage had been promoted for its various health benefits, including its fat-burning effect.
Is this a myth or a real magical remedy that can help us lose fat?
This exciting fat-burning effects had been shown through a research to occur in humans. In this study, 30 Taiwaneses showed fat loss of 0.82 kg after 6 weeks of drinking catechin-rich green tea with inulin. Surprisingly, the fat mass loss sustained even they stopped the consumption for two weeks.
What is the mysterious health effect ingredient in your tea cup?
Tea’s main health-promoting substance are polyphenols, specifically catechins and epicatechins. According to laboratory and animal studies, these molecules have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. These health benefits could even protect you from increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular disease according to the large group studies conducted by Harvard University.
How tea helps in fat-burning?
So, what exactly is fat-burning? Does it mean to literally burn your fat cells with fire? That appears to be quite intimidating. Instead, fat-burning refers to the process of breaking down your body fat in order to use the energy released by your fat cells.
At this point, the tea’s caffeine kicks in. Your evening tea can actually stimulate lipolysis, or fat-burning. The caffeine in the tea could favors the breakdown of the fat cells in our bodies, which can then be used as energy.
Meanwhile, the process to burn the fat requires energy too and the process of this burning effect are known as metabolism. This metabolism could be in a higher or lower rate depending on our diet, genes and body composition.
In fact, studies have demonstrated that this metabolism-stimulating effect occurs in people. In this study, caffeine in green tea stimulates metabolism to burn fat with 150 mg caffeine/600 mg catechins , or roughly 3 cups of tea, in a dose-dependent manner.
Does the tea in my “boba” have a similar fat-burning effect?
The majority of boba teas contain green tea or other types of tea extract, but they also commonly contain excessive amounts of sweetener syrup and creamer, which could negate the health benefits of the tea.
Positive energy balance—the state in which we consume more calories than we need—is one of the key factors in why we gain body fat. The extra calories consequently will be stored as body fat in our bodies rather than being used as daily energy.
When we drink boba tea, the high calorie beverage with a high sugar level contributes to a positive calorie energy balance, which outweighs the potential health effects of tea.
A cup of oolong tea has a few calories on its own, but the alarmingly high sugar content of “boba” could certainly negate the tea’s ability to boost metabolism.
To get the desired health benefits, how many cups of tea should I consume?
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends a daily caffeine intake of up to 400 mg for healthy adults in order to be considered safe for consumption. However, it is advised that women who are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or who are nursing should keep their daily caffeine intake to under 200 mg. This is a safe dosage that won’t harm the growing baby or the developing foetus in any way. Moreover, 100 mg of caffeine per day is the safest dose for teenagers between the ages of 12 and 18.
As the advantages of drinking tea are now clear to you. So remember to have 2-3 cup of green tea the following morning if you want to reduce your body fat, and perhaps even improve tomorrow’s gym session.
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