A recent mouse experiment conducted by researchers showed that green tea extract combined with exercise can greatly reduce the severity of obesity-related fatty liver.
Researchers let mice fed high-fat food eat a certain amount of decaffeinated green tea extract for 16 consecutive weeks and run on a “treadmill” regularly. The results showed that the lipid deposits in their livers were only one-fourth that of mice in the control group (no green tea extract and irregular exercise); for mice that only ate green tea extract or only exercise regularly, their liver lipids The mass deposition is about half of the control mice. The researchers also analyzed the protein and fat content in the feces of mice and found that the mice that consumed green tea extract and exercised regularly had higher levels of lipid and protein in the feces.
Green tea extract is the active ingredient extracted from green tea leaves, mainly including tea polyphenols (catechins), caffeine, aromatic oils, moisture, minerals, pigments, carbohydrates, proteins, amino acids, vitamins, etc.
Tea polyphenols have the effects of anti-oxidation, scavenging free radicals, etc., significantly reducing the serum total cholesterol, triglycerides, and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol content of hyperlipidemia, and at the same time has the effect of restoring and protecting the function of vascular endothelium. The blood lipid-lowering effect of tea polyphenols is also one of the main reasons why tea can prevent obese people from losing weight.