Drinking black tea may promote weight loss and other health-related benefits by changing bacteria in the gut, a new study claims.
Researchers demonstrated that black tea stimulates the good bacteria’s production and speed up your metabolism in the liver via gut metabolites. The study was published in the European Journal of Nutrition.
A team of experts from the University of California conducted series of experiments. They found that both black and green tea changed the ratio of intestinal bacteria in the animals. The percentage of association between bacteria and obesity decreased, while bacteria associated with lean body mass increased.
The study’s lead author and an adjunct professor at the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition, Susanne Henning said that green tea polyphenols are more effective and beneficial for health than black tea as green tea chemical are absorbed into the blood and tissue. According to the new findings, black tea also contributes to health benefits and weight loss in humans through the gut microbiome. The Center is part of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
She said, “The study’s results suggest that both green and black teas are prebiotics, substances that induce the growth of good microorganisms that contribute to a person’s well-being.” The study also concluded that the effect of both green and black tea is different on liver metabolism.
Black tea also has anti-inflammatory properties; even some black tea consumption is associated with better management of lifestyles diseases like diabetes and high cholesterol.