We are delighted to have been featured in the London Evening Standard article ‘Ten Clean Eating Myths You Need To Stop Believing’ written by Eve Simmons. We tackled the myth that green tea can help with weight loss in a previous article and here is the verdict:
🍵 Green tea –a health miracle in a teacup or just hype? 🍵
You’ve probably heard that green tea can help you lose weight. It has also been suggested that it can reduce cholesterol, as well as combat cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s and even cancer.
📝 The verdict ⁉️
If you like green tea, drink it! It’s beneficial ingredients include B vitamins, folate, manganese, potassium, magnesium, and many antioxidants.
There is a great review on green tea and health effects by the NHS here. They concluded that “a well-conducted review from 2012 of 18 studies involving 1,945 people found no significant effect of weight loss from drinking green tea.”
If you’re drinking it for specific health reasons i.e. to “boost your metabolism” or lower your cholesterol, you’re probably wasting your money. More research is needed into its use in the treatment of specific conditions like cancer, Alzheimer’s and high cholesterol before conclusions about its effects on health can be made.