More support for drinking green tea – it decreases fat deposits in mice (maybe people, too?)

I drink green tea every day.  Previous posts have discussed work in animals and people showing better cognitive function and less weight gain with green tea or extracts.  A new animal study shows that:

Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a bioactive constituent of green tea, decreases fat deposition into tissues, according to a recent study. Previous research indicates that green tea has significant antioxidant activity, supports balanced lipid levels and optimizes metabolism…

The researchers concluded that EGCG decreases food digestibility… and reduced incorporation of dietary lipids into tissues.

I drink my green tea unsweetened.  An everyday tea that is economical comes from Costco (Kirkland), though on special occasions, I like Harney’s green tea.

Dr John Ellis MD

Board-certified anesthesiologist, with expertise in cardiovascular anesthesia and the implications of obesity and sleep apnea in anesthesia. See vascularanesthesia.com for professional information. Dr. Ellis has used the strategies in here to: (1) lose 120 lbs over 18 months, (2) stop all antihypertensive medicines, and (3) no longer need CPAP treatment for sleep apnea.

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