Did you know that green tea promotes metabolic health? A new study assessed the impact of green tea extract on metabolic syndrome-related health risks.
The 4-week study, which included 40 participants (21 with metabolic syndrome and 19 healthy adults), found that:
- Green tea extract reduced blood sugar and gut inflammation/permeability for healthy people and those with metabolic syndrome.
Green tea extract reduced blood sugar and gut inflammation/permeability for healthy people and those with metabolic syndrome.
The Hearty Take
What is metabolic syndrome? Individuals with metabolic syndrome have at least 3 out of 5 of the following: high amounts of belly fat, blood pressure, blood glucose and triglycerides, or low HDL cholesterol (‘good cholesterol’). Improving gut integrity and reducing blood sugar can help to mediate inflammation and prevent metabolic disease. Green tea extract seems to help accomplish that job! Tea is also one of the few foods/beverages associated with longevity.