We at Van’s have written before about almighty antioxidants
– those nutrient superstars that have been shown to do everything from staving off cognitive impairment to lowering the risk of cardiovascular disease and helping regulate blood sugar. Well, today there’s evidence
that two antioxidants in tea – specifically, theaflavins and thearubigins, just might help people trying to lose weight. According to a study conducted by Japanese scientists recently published in the journal Nutrition, these antioxidants stopped weight gain when given to rats on a high-fat diet. The only catch? Your tea needs to be enjoyed solo, without sugar or milk.
Combined with recent findings
that drinking a cup of (antioxidant-rich) tea provides more benefit to your body than a simple glass of water, we’re thinking you just might want to stock up on your favorite tea variety, and brew away.