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What is white tea and how can it help you lose weight?

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This tea is the least processed, and it has a light, sweet flavor. Is it as pleasing to the waistline as it is to the palate? One laboratory study showed white tea sped up the breakdown of existing fat cells and blocked the formation of new ones. Whether it has the same effects in the human body remains to be seen.

SOURCES:

Harvard Medical School: "Health Benefits Linked to Drinking Tea."

He, R. , February 2009. Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

Ho, Chi-Tang. , 2008. Tea and Tea Products: Chemistry and Health-Promoting Properties

Hursel, R. , September 2009. International Journal of Obesity

Hursel, R. , December 2013. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Kuroda, Y and Yukihiko H. , 2013. Health Effects of Tea and Its Catechins

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Green Tea."

News release, Anglia Ruskin University.

Phung, O. , January 2010. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Roberts, J. , January 2015. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Ryan, L. , January 2010. Nutrition Research

Söhle, J. , 2009. Nutrition & Metabolism

Starbucks: "Explore Our Menu." 

Tea Association of the U.S.: "Tea Fact Sheet."

Uchiyama S. , March 2011. Nutrition

USDA: "National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 28."

Wang, H. , April 2010. Obesity

Zheng, E. , August 2016. Drug Safety

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on July 26, 2020

SOURCES:

Harvard Medical School: "Health Benefits Linked to Drinking Tea."

He, R. , February 2009. Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine

Ho, Chi-Tang. , 2008. Tea and Tea Products: Chemistry and Health-Promoting Properties

Hursel, R. , September 2009. International Journal of Obesity

Hursel, R. , December 2013. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Kuroda, Y and Yukihiko H. , 2013. Health Effects of Tea and Its Catechins

National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health: "Green Tea."

News release, Anglia Ruskin University.

Phung, O. , January 2010. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition

Roberts, J. , January 2015. Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition

Ryan, L. , January 2010. Nutrition Research

Söhle, J. , 2009. Nutrition & Metabolism

Starbucks: "Explore Our Menu." 

Tea Association of the U.S.: "Tea Fact Sheet."

Uchiyama S. , March 2011. Nutrition

USDA: "National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference Release 28."

Wang, H. , April 2010. Obesity

Zheng, E. , August 2016. Drug Safety

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on July 26, 2020

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