Saturday, March 19, 2011

Black Tea for Weight Loss

Black tea made from Camellia sinensis has making headway. It soars because of its well-known advantages in the individual's overall health. It does not only help the person get rid of her excess weight but it also takes care of the heart, lungs, kidneys, and other major organs of the body. This is because it prevents the person from having cardiovascular diseases. It also lowers blood sugar and the LDL cholesterol levels of the consumer. The tea has also antibacterial properties that protect you from having tooth decay.

A study by Drs. Rumpler, Seale, Clevidence, Yamamoto and Komatsu of the U.S.D.A. Beltsville Humer Nutrition Center proved that there is a link between drinking tea and weight loss. Persistent consumption of tea is required, they reported, to obtain any beneficial effect. A study in Japan published in the "Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism" in 2008 showed that black tea helped with weight loss, and also had the additional benefit of lowering cholesterol levels.

When researchers gave mice a high fat diet supplemented with five percent black tea extract it reduced the amount of weight and body fat they gained - and even lowered the amount of fat they stored in their liver.

Why did the black tea extract prevent weight gain in these mice? Researchers believe the polymerized polyphenols - theaflavins and thearubigins - in black tea are responsible for this benefit. Theaflavins and thearubigins aren't found in green tea because it isn't allowed to ferment.

Black tea is SAFE for most adults. Too much black tea, such as more than five cups per day, can cause side effects because of the caffeine. These side effects can range from mild to serious and include headache, nervousness, sleep problems, vomiting, diarrhea, irritability, irregular heartbeat, tremor, heartburn, dizziness, ringing in the ears, convulsions, and confusion.

People who drink black tea or other caffeinated beverages all the time, especially in large amounts, can develop psychological dependence.

Caffeine is PROBABLY SAFE in children in amounts commonly found in foods.

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