5 Types of Tea That Can Help Improve Weight Loss Efforts

4. White tea may help to improve weight loss efforts

White tea is the least processed version of the buds and first leaves of the plant Camellia sinensis used for making the black and green tea typically consumed in Western countries.

Because white tea is less processed compared to the other teas it contains more of the ingredients considered to be active on human cells, including epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG) and caffeine-like methylxanthines.

The possible anti-obesity properties of white tea have been shown in several tests on human fat cells. Scientists have revealed that an extract of white tea effectively inhibits new fat cell creation and stimulates the mobilization of fat from mature fat cells.1✅ JOURNAL REFERENCE
DOI: 10.1186/1743-7075-6-20

After lab-cultured pre-adipocytes (fat cells) were treated with the white tea extract, a reduction in incorporation of fat during the creation of new fat cells was discovered.

The white tea extract induced a reduction in the gene expression related to new fat cell growth while existing fat cells were also prompted to break down the fat they contain.

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Adrian has been writing on health and fitness for 18 years. He is the founder of several health related websites and the current owner of AHealthBlog, which regularly publishes evidence based health and fitness news and information. When he isn’t writing, you can find him mountain biking or surfing.

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