Monday, October 10, 2011

Another way green tea keeps off the pounds

Green tea's ability to prevent obesity has been established, although researchers are still trying to determine how, on a molecular level, green tea does it.


Now, a researcher at Penn State has found one such molecular mechanism.


Joshua Lambert, an associate professor of food science, has found that the green tea polyphenol EGCG inhibits the release of a pancreas enzyme that helps digest and absorb fat.


Note that this is just one of the ways green tea inhibits weight gain — there are apparently many others.




Looks like some thoughtful dad is pouring some Crimson Grove, our black tea made from tea plant cultivars bred specifically for green tea.


—Mellow Monk

 

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