Mostly Cloudy
21°CThu :Clear. High: 24 Low: 12

Drink tea without milk to lose flab

Drink tea without milk to lose flab

London: Previous research has shown that tea contains high levels of compounds that combat the absorption of fat.

However, a new research led by an Indian scientist has found that this fat-fighting ability will be neutralized if milk is added to it.

The compounds, called theaflavins and thearubigins, stopped the pounds from piling on when given to rats on a high-fat diet.

But proteins in cows“ milk neutralise this fat-fighting ability.

Devajit Borthakur, of the Tea Research Association in India, told the Sunday Telegraph that the chemistry between the milk proteins and the fat-fighting compounds means “we don`t get the health benefit from these compounds.”

The finding is bad news for Britons, who add milk to 98 percent of the 165million cups of tea they make a day.

“From a public health perspective, tea is rich in antioxidants and may be an important contributor to an individual`s overall antioxidant status,” said researcher Lisa Ryan of Oxford Brookes University.

“The addition of milk, however, may lower the total antioxidant capacity of tea; however this effect is much greater with skimmed milk compared to whole milk,” she added.

 

Top Stories

children

Fighting Parents Can Hurt Emotional Growth of Children

September-18-2014
Wrangling parents put the enthusiastic development of their youngsters in peril, as indicated by another research by New York University. Conjugal issues
India's boxer MC Mary Kom punches a bag during a training session in Pune

Asian Games 2014: Here’s the reason Mary Kom will continue battling

September-18-2014
There is a reviving genuineness about Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom — we know her as Mary Kom. You expect a five-time best
hp_split_x2

Intel dispatches two-in-one tablets in India

September-18-2014
Chip-creator Intel Thursday dispatched a two-in-one tablet in India alongside e-business entrance Snapdeal.com, an organization proclamation said here. The tablet accompanies a
nse4

Nifty closures at day’s high; 8,300 seen soon as Fed rate concerns blur

September-18-2014
MUMBAI: The Indian markets organized a solid rebound in exchange today after a powerless begin. As the concerns of sooner than-anticipated climb
AmitShah_380AFP1

Maharashtra surveys: Shiv Sena has its way, says no to BJP’s interest of 135 seats

September-18-2014
Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly surveys booked for 15 October, the Shiv Sena had its first triumph of sorts as it
Jaya--621x414

Jayalalithaa restricts Hindi as essential dialect in Tamil Nadu colleges

September-18-2014
Chennai: Tamil Nadu boss priest J. Jayalalithaa on Thursday tested an Union home service roundabout looking to make Hindi the essential dialect