Friday, 31 July 2015

Slim down with Green Tea.

According to a team of scientists led by Jaroslaw Walkowiak of Poznan University in Poland, green tea may help you stay slim. 

An extract from the tea was found to reduce the amount of starch, a type of carbohydrate absorbed from food during meals. 
In essence the drink can be used to help treat people suffering from obesity and diabetes. 
Researches gave 28 participants aged 19 - 28 a bowl of cornflakes to eat, having asked them to fast for 12 hours before the test. 

They then asked them to eat a wafer, some of which contained approximately 4 grams of green tea extract, while others contained none. Researchers detailed that this was the equivalent of drinking several cups of green tea. 
The scientists then tested participants breath for the presence of starch. When starch is broken down during digestion, the amount can be picked up by testing how much carbon dioxide is in the breath.
The research found that the dose of green tea extract had in-fact decreased starch digestion and absorption when compared with the placebo group. 
The named chemical principally responsible for this absorption is known as Polyphenols. Although contained with green tea it's amount can vary.