Want to knock off some inches from your waistline? Give a break to your green tea sipping spree and try black tea. Surprised? Don’t be as a recent study has shown that sipping on the black version not only help in weight loss but also has a slimming effect on the waistline.
The claim has been made by University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) researchers who recently conducted a study to determine the health benefits of green tea versus black tea. Under the study, that was published in European Journal Of Nutrition, it was reportedly concluded that while green tea has its own benefits to weight loss, but it is the black tea that will have a noticeable slimming effect on your waistline.
The researchers have found that black version stimulates a growth of a gut bacteria that in turn boosts metabolism. The study was conducted on four groups of mice that were kept on four different diets for four weeks.
At the end of four weeks, the mice who were only on green tea and black tea lost the same amount of weight over the course of the experiment as the low-fat, high-sugar group while the mice who had black-tea-supplemented diets had more pseudobutyrivibrio, a gut bacteria, in their systems.
“Our new findings suggest that black tea, through a specific mechanism through the gut microbiome, may also contribute to good health and weight loss in humans,” Fortune quoted lead author Susanne Henning as saying.
So, now we have one more weapon in our fight against ever-increasing waistline- black tea, which is found to be as effective as seemingly much-hyped green tea.
All you have to do is to just put 1 teaspoon of tea in a cup and pour in some freshly boiled water. Let the concoction steep for 3-5 minutes and then strain the tea and have it hot.
For maximum slimming effect, better digestion and more energy, have this tea 20 minutes after breakfast and lunch. Happy brewing!