By now, you’ve heard of the amazing topical and internal antioxidant benefits of tea, including those of white tea. And now, these young, unoxidized leaves are being extolled for their newfound fat-fighting power.
Recently, a German research team put white tea to the test by treating mature adipocytes-fat cells-with an extract of this least-processed form of camellia sinensis. They found that it prompted the adipocytes to break down existing fat.
Additionally, the researchers found that white tea is able to decrease the generation of new fat cells.
These exciting findings may be due to caffeine and EGCC, which is present in higher levels in white tea than in black or green teas.
“In the industrialized countries, the rising incidence of obesity-associated disorders including cardiovascular diseases and diabetes constitutes a growing problem,” lead researcher Marc Winnefeld stated in the published study, “We’ve shown that white tea may be an ideal natural source of slimming substances.”
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