If you have a tendency to lose weight or feel sluggish when eating out, try getting your fix with a matcha tea, according to a new study.
The researchers from the University of Exeter in the UK, published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, found that people who took in matcha and fermented foods had a lower risk of obesity, diabetes, and hypertension than those who consumed sugar-sweetened beverages.
In particular, people who consumed fermented foods like matcha showed a reduced risk of heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes.
While a study like this is promising, there are still plenty of challenges ahead, the researchers said.
For one, the study participants were also young and had no history of metabolic syndrome or diabetes, which means that the results were only generalizable to people with similar lifestyles.
The study was also small and based on a small number of people.
While it’s hard to say what impact these results would have on other people, it could still be a good first step to help people with metabolic syndrome and other metabolic conditions, the authors wrote.
The results suggest that if people have a healthy relationship with their diet, then they can reap the benefits of a good matcha drink.
If, however, they want to add some extra punch to their healthful diet, they might want to be cautious about their intake of sugar-based foods, especially when they are under age 25, according the researchers.
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