Some studies show that on average Americans can gain a pound or two weight a week during the holidays.  How do you think 5 or 10 pounds of holiday lumps, bumps, and humps look on  you when you see yourself in the mirror? The good news is if you drink Pu’er tea, it will help you digest the fat after a heavy meal.

Scientific studies report that consumption of pu’er tea leaves significantly suppressed the expression of fatty acid synthase (FAS) in the livers of rats. Gains in body weight, levels of triacylglycerol, and total cholesterol were also suppressed. The compositions of chemical components found to have been responsible for these effects are found in pu’er tea.

Specific mechanisms through which chemicals in pu’er tea inhibit the biosynthesis of cholesterol in the laboratory have been suggested, such as polyphenols. Small amounts of the cholesterol-reducing drug lovastatin have been measured in ripe tea samples.

Here is a web page talk more details about Pu-er tea.

Hopefully every one is healthy everyday including holidays without worrying about weight gain !


About the Author Huimei Zhang