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Scientists evaluated the influence of tea on losing weight

2017-03-01 09:00

American scientists have established that regular tea can promote weight loss, but can also add a few extra pounds.

Specialists from the American University of Illinois, who are studying various disorders of metabolic processes within the human body, expressed the opinion that excessive infatuation with tea drinking gradually leads to the appearance of extra pounds, or even to obesity.

Such conclusions were drawn after an experiment in which about thirteen thousand volunteers participated. Participants were divided into two groups: the first group had to drink tea daily with 1-3 tablespoons of sugar per cup, and the second group drank the same amount of tea, but without sugar.

Certain results were obtained at the very beginning of the study: the sweetened drink increased the daily calorie content of the diet by thirty percent.

At the end of the experiment - and it lasted 12 months - almost all participants who added sugar to tea, found at least 1 kg of excess weight, and often more than that. It is noteworthy that all of them used from five cups of drink per day.

Experts say: if you want to lose weight, or keep it in stability, refuse to add sugar to drinks, or even better - give it up altogether.

By the way, it was simultaneously established and the positive effect of tea with its daily use. So, during the research, scientists found that tea itself in any quantities does not affect the formation of fat tissue in humans. However, its use helps reduce appetite or even discourage the desire to eat for a while. This property refers to beverages without the addition of cream and sweeteners.

Experts concluded that tea, if it is brewed without sugar and cream, will not only help get rid of unnecessary kilograms, but also help organize the food regime, and also accelerate the removal of toxic substances from the body tissues.

The unconditional benefit of tea is known not only to scientists, but to many generations of people of different nationalities - it's not for nothing that they say that this drink is capable of giving strength and cheering for the whole day. Its properties have been known for a long time, and they are explained by the rich composition of tea leaves: these are essential oils, and tannins, and microelements.

Experts advise: in a home setting, tea can serve as a first aid medicine for poisoning, as it is able to quickly remove intoxication and bind toxic substances, removing them from the body. For this purpose, the drink must be firmly brewed, should not contain sugar and other additives. Drink it should be in large quantities, but in small sips, throughout the day. In such a simple way, you can quickly calm down the irritated digestive system and improve the condition of the victim. However, in this case it is necessary to choose tea not in bags, but only in the form of dried leaves - only such a drink can bring maximum benefit to the body.

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Last reviewed by: Aleksey Portnov , medical expert, on 30.05.2018

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