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Pu Erh Tea Weight Loss

The Chinese like to drink Pu erh tea with their meals or when eating oily food. They believe that it can cut grease and help in digestion.

As Pu erh tea ages, the EGCG content decreases while gallic acid content increases. Gallic acid has been shown to reduce belly fat and cholesterol.

Human and animal studies have shown that Pu erh tea may aid weight loss and, prevent obesity and metabolic syndrome.

A study1 was conducted to determine the effects of Pu erh tea extract on 36 pre-obese Japanese adults. It was found that ingestion of Pu erh tea extract reduced waistline, BMI and belly fat.

In a research2 conducted by Cao Z. H. and colleagues from Yunnan Agricultural University in Kunming, China, they found that Pu erh tea extract significantly reduced total body weight and fat in rats fed with high fat diet. In addition, Pu erh tea also significantly lowered total cholesterol, triglycerides and bad cholesterol levels.

Where to buy Pu Erh tea?

Depending on where you live, you can probably find Pu Er tea at a local Asian/Chinese store.  Alternatively, you can buy it online where there are more varieties to suit your preference and budget. This is my favourite Pu erh online store:

Generation Tea – Pu erh tea capsules, tea bags, loose leaf, compressed

Generation Tea offers a range of quality Pu erh teas, including Pu erh tea capsules which are not commonly available elsewhere.

Alternatively, you can buy Pu erh tea bags at amazon.


Sources:
1http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21745623
2http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20641056

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2 Responses to “Pu Erh Tea Weight Loss”

  1. Pat Turner says:

    Where can I buy pu-ehr tea locally in my area? I live in North Port, Florida 34287

    Thank you,
    Pat

  2. admin says:

    Maybe at Chinese stores, but I’m not sure of the choices and quality.
    Otherwise, you can simply order Pu erh tea online at generationtea.com. They have a large variety of good quality Pu erh.

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