There’s a new way to lose weight and you might want to take it seriously.
According to a new study published in the journal Applied Physiology, the daily consumption of a tea made from rice grains and other plant-based ingredients has been shown to significantly reduce blood sugar levels, and help prevent diabetes and obesity in humans.
“This is really the first study that we know of that shows a diet with plant-derived nutrients, such as rice, can have a profound effect on blood sugar control,” said Dr. James W. Mote, associate professor of nutrition at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Mote’s research team was able to demonstrate that consuming rice grains during the winter months was associated with a 30 percent lower risk of developing diabetes in people with type 2 diabetes.
It was also linked to a reduced risk of obesity in men and a decreased risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke in women.
“We know that the food we eat influences our health, but we don’t know how to really tell what is really making us sick and unhealthy,” Mote said.
“If we could tell people the difference between what they are eating and what is causing them to be sick, they could potentially make changes.”
Mote said he hopes the findings will inspire other researchers to do more studies on the effects of plant-dieting and exercise on body weight and health.
“Our findings suggest that it’s really important for people to understand what plant-containing foods are good for their health, and they can make those decisions,” Motes said.
He hopes future research will focus on the role of the gut microbiome, the community of bacteria and other microbes living in the body.
“When we eat a food, we have a very complex interaction with the microbiome.
So it’s not just the gut that’s important.
The microbiome is important in our body too.
So, what is it that is responsible for that?,” Mots said.”
If we can get to the bottom of that and figure out how to better understand that and what to look for, then we can really make the changes we need to take this body weight loss to the next level,” Moting said.
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