Thursday, August 6, 2009

Drinking Green Tea to Help Digestion

greentea Two studies published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, March 2008, reported that green tea can increase fat oxidation, improve insulin sensitivity and glucose tolerance even in healthy young adults.

The first study was conducted on 12 men. The researchers had them perform a 30-minute cycling exercise before and after taking green tea extract. In the second study, 11 healthy men took an oral-glucose-tolerance test before and after taking green tea extract.

In both cases, rates were improved after consuming the tea. On average fat oxidation rates were 17% higher and insulin sensitivity rates were 13% higher as compared to groups taking placebos.

With the rates of obesity so high, drinking green tea may help your body continue to burn fat. For the healthiest green tea, look for matcha tea. Matcha tea is made of tea leaves ground into a powder which means the tea is immediately available to be absorbed.

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