Green tea really can help with weight loss, a new study has found. The debate has long raged over whether the drink has an impact on people’s waistlines.
But a new study by a team of scientists at Anglia Ruskin University revealed when combined with exercise, green tea does help shed fat.
To test their theory, the researchers tested a capsule of decaffeinated green tea extra on 14 active men.
Seven of the volunteers, who had an average age of 21, took the green tea capsule, while the other seven men were given a placebo.
The capsules contained 571mg of decaffeinated green tea extract. It is thought to be the first time a study has used the decaffeinated version of the tea in tests focusing on weight loss and performance.
As a result, any question over the potential stimulating effects of caffeine were removed. The team’s findings revealed those who took the green tea extract reduced their body fat by 1.63 per cent, compared with those in the placebo group.