In the last few years, non-alcoholic liver disease (NAFLD) has become commonplace.
And doctors have claimed there is no cure!
But scientists from Pen State have just published some promising research in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry about one tea proven to be hugely effective when treating NAFLD.
In fact, drinking this tea may prevent or cure 80% of all NAFLD cases.
Green tea has long been known for its amazing health properties. It helps with both high cholesterol and diabetes, which is why scientists were eager to find out if it helped with NAFLD as well.
They put a large group of mice on a high-fat diet for 16 weeks and split them into smaller groups depending on the treatment they received.
One group received decaffeinated green tea extract, one group was given exercise wheels, another group received both the green tea extract and exercise wheels, and another group received no treatment at all.
After 16 weeks, they compared the liver tissue and blood and urine tests of the combination-treated mice to the untreated ones.
1. The combination-treated group had 92 percent lower plasma alanine aminotransferase, which is a blood test that indicates liver damage.
2. Their livers had 80 percent less fat.
3. They had more fat in their feces.
All three of these effects could be seen in the mice that received a single treatment only, but at approximately only half of the level of the combination-treated group.
In other words, the combination-treated group had 80 percent less liver fat than the untreated group had, and the single treatment groups had just below 40 percent less.
They concluded that the combination treatment caused the mice’s digestive systems to process food differently. They also thought that the polyphenols in green tea interacted with the small intestine’s digestive enzymes to prevent fat digestion.
The most important finding was that the combination-treated group had very active genes related to the formation of new mitochondria, which are the parts of cells that produce energy, suggesting exercise and green tea together helps cells use more fat for energy.
Of course, green tea and exercise will benefit your health, but it will not completely cure your non-fatty liver disease. To do this, you need to first address the root cause of the problem, which I explain here…