A new study now claims that drinking green tea helps in both weight loss and boosts brain function as well. A favourite beverage among dieters, it is often touted for its metabolism boosting qualities.
Now, a study carried on mice, appears to confirm that the drink can have a transformative effect in just a few months.
Researchers from Yangling, China, who conducted the study found that green tea contains a compound called EGCG which helps in reducing body fat significantly.
The researchers also concluded that it also betters cognitions and memory tests.
For the research, scientists analyses three-month-old male mice who were either fed a standard diet, a high fructose diet or a high fructose diet plus two grams of EGCG per litre of water.
Results reveal that the mice fed just a high fructose diet had significantly higher body fat than those who were also given EGCG or a standard diet.
The findings were published in The FASEB Journal.