One of my favorite things, especially starting this time of year is a warm cup of tea. Not only is it comforting, but, while the advantages of green tea are many, and well noted, there's another type — black tea — shown by recent research to positively impact not only your quest for weight loss but to lead to a healthier gut microbiome in the process. What can be better than that?
The precise benefit stems from the way black tea (and green tea, too) can change the ratio of gut bacteria, decreasing the percentages of a type previously linked to obesity, and increasing bacteria associated with lean body mass, Prevent Disease reports.1 Research from the University of California published in the European Journal of Nutrition,2 revealed that not only may drinking black tea change your gut microbiome for the better, it may also improve your gut function.
It now appears that both green and black teas have metabolism-boosting effects, with green tea working by way of your bloodstream and black tea by way of your gut bacteria. In addition, antioxidant polyphenols in both green and black tea fight against free radicals, (major anti-oxidant, aka anti-aging) helping to ensure proper function of DNA and cell membranes.
Researchers showed that mice that ingested green or black tea extracts exhibited a change in the ratios of two significant microbiome family groups, recording a decrease in bacteria linked to obesity and an upsurge in bacteria associated with lean body mass.
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