Green tea, an expensive tea and staple in Chinese traditional medicine, has become popular worldwide for its many health benefits. What are those benefits, exactly? For beginners, green tea contains anti-inflammatory compounds that protect against damage to cells; Studies have also been linked to green tea consumption in better heart health and weight loss.
A new study, published in Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry has proven that green tea consumption improves health by spreading healthy bacteria into intestines and subtractions
] At first, researchers from Ohio State are interested in how green tea consumption is affected by weight gain. To study it, they have a group of rats eating a regular diet and the other a high-fat diet for eight weeks. In both of these groups, half had a green tea extract added to their diet, and others did not. They found that the group feeds on high-fat foods and is given a green tea extract that earns 20 percent less weight and decreases insulin resistance than mice that do not have green tea added to their diet.
So what needs to be done with leaky gut and intestinal bacteria? Researchers also found that mice in high fat, green tea and regular diet, green tea dropped bacterial symptoms and more healthy bacteria in their flu. "This study provides evidence that green tea encourages the growth of bacterial food disorders, and leads to a series of benefits that significantly reduce the risk of obesity," says Richard Bruno, a professor of human nutrition at Ohio State University and lead author, in a statement.
Bruno teaches that further research on humans is needed to determine how much tea a person needs to drink to get these benefits but the consuming green tea throughout the day with food will be a great place to start.
If you are looking to get these benefits, you would want to consider some of these green-tea drinking tips: