Other potential weight loss ingredients 1051 Green tea catechins

Green tea and its polyphenol components have been investigated as possible functional foods for a range of applications. Dulloo et al. (1999) investigated whether a green tea extract, by virtue of its high content of caffeine and catechin polyphenols, could increase 24-h energy expenditure and fat oxidation in humans. This was a placebo-controlled experiment and caffeine at the level in the green tea extract was also studied on its own as a second control. It was concluded that green tea has thermo-genic properties and promotes fat oxidation beyond that accounted for by caffeine. Hence, green tea extract may play a role in the control of body composition via sympathetic activation of thermogenesis, fat oxidation or both.

In Japan, the Kao Corporation has launched a FOSHU product called 'Healthya' which is a 300 ml green tea beverage with an enhanced catechin content. The 540 mg of catechin makes the product extremely bitter. Indeed the product may curb appetite in several ways. The claim for the product is 'this product is suitable for people who are conscious of fat'.

Supplements For Diabetics

Supplements For Diabetics

All you need is a proper diet of fresh fruits and vegetables and get plenty of exercise and you'll be fine. Ever heard those words from your doctor? If that's all heshe recommends then you're missing out an important ingredient for health that he's not telling you. Fact is that you can adhere to the strictest diet, watch everything you eat and get the exercise of amarathon runner and still come down with diabetic complications. Diet, exercise and standard drug treatments simply aren't enough to help keep your diabetes under control.

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