Does decaffeinated green tea have as many beneficial effects on metabolism, etc. as regular?
Q:Does decaffeinated green tea have as many beneficial effects on metabolism, etc. as regular?
More Answers to “Does decaffeinated green tea have as many beneficial effects on metabolism, etc. as regular?“In a study reported on in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, it was found that green tea extract resulted in a significant increase in energy expenditure (a measure of metabolism), plus also had a significant effect on fat oxidation. While some of the effects were originally theorized to be due to the caffeine content of green tea, the researchers discovered that the tea actually has properties that go beyond those that would be explained by the caffeine. The same amount of caffeine as was in the green tea, administered alone, failed to change energy expenditure in other studies. This led reseachers to believe that there is some interaction going on with the active ingredients of green tea that promotes increased metabolism and fat oxidation
Just to connect the two answers that have already been made, be choosy in the decaffeinated products you use. Ask questions and find out what methods are used to remove the caffeine. There are safer ways to remove it than those most commonly administered. Also, with green tea, though there are many wonderful antioxidant and energizing benefits to it, much of it is grown using fluoridated water making the fluoride levels in green tea particularly high. Perhaps you’re of the mind that fluoride is good for you. Unfortunately that is far from true.Personally, though this is not the point of your question, I’d recommend finding a good antioxidant juice make from wolfberries that, preferably, contains essential oils as well, instead of green tea. If you decide this sounds like a good idea and you need any help finding a suitable one, please contact me.
From the research I have read, decaffeinated drinks are not safe. I suppose the chemical process they use to remove “most” of the caffeine has something to do with it.Sorry, I don’t have all the details. haven’t had my cup of coffee.