When you become middle-aged or older, you tend to focus on changes in your weight and body fat percentage, but one more thing you should be aware of is your bad cholesterol level. Therefore, this time, we will introduce the factors that increase bad cholesterol and the secret that gallate-type catechins contained in green tea support delicious health.
Table of contents
- Gallate-type catechins suppress cholesterol absorption!
- Check out how cholesterol is absorbed into the body!
- Recommended during meals! Double countermeasures with green tea and moderate exercise
- Works on blood cholesterol and body fat! Oi Ocha FOSHU
Gallate-type catechins suppress cholesterol absorption!
Cholesterol is a hormone component of cell membranes and is essential for the body. However, if the bad cholesterol level increases too much, it can cause arteriosclerosis, myocardial infarction, and cerebral infarction.
In particular, survey data (2016 National Health and Nutrition Survey Report) shows that one in three women in their 50s and 60s tend to have high levels of bad cholesterol, so caution is required.
What should I do in my daily life to lower my bad cholesterol level?
First of all, refraining from foods containing a lot of fat and moderate exercise are effective. It is also recommended to drink green tea beverages that contain a lot of tea catechins (gallated catechins) .
Tea catechins, which are abundant in green tea and matcha, are known to have the effect of suppressing the absorption of fat and cholesterol.
Check out how cholesterol is absorbed into the body!
Cholesterol is actually made in the body as well as ingested in the diet. It is said that more cholesterol is synthesized in the body than is ingested in the diet.
Digestive juices and bile that help digest and absorb oil also contain cholesterol. Cholesterol taken from meals flows into the small intestine together with cholesterol (bile) synthesized in the body.
Cholesterol is not absorbed by the body in its original form. Cholesterol, along with phospholipids, forms spherical oil particles called micelles by the action of bile acids. By being incorporated into micelles, cholesterol is first absorbed into the body. Cholesterol not incorporated into micelles is excreted without being absorbed.
However, when gallated catechins are ingested, they act on phospholipids and expel cholesterol from micelle
Cholesterol expelled from micelles is excreted without being absorbed into the body. Gallate-type catechins inhibit the process by which cholesterol is absorbed into the body, suppressing the absorption of cholesterol.
Recommended during meals! Double countermeasures with green tea and moderate exercise
It is recommended to drink beverages containing catechins during meals, as they can suppress the absorption of both cholesterol taken from meals and cholesterol in digestive juices.
Since catechins also have the effect of suppressing the absorption of fat, it is expected to suppress the absorption of both cholesterol and fat during meals.
In the autumn of exercise, if you incorporate a little exercise that you can do in your daily life and drink green tea with meals, it will be a measure against cholesterol and fat! Take advantage of this opportunity to take care of your health.
Works on blood cholesterol and body fat! Oi Ocha FOSHU
If you don’t know what kind of tea to choose, why don’t you try the green tea recommended by the “Japan Ningen Dock Health Checkup Association” as a countermeasure against blood cholesterol and body fat?
The Oi Ocha brand’s Food for Specified Health Uses, Oi Ocha Catechin Green Tea , is a specified health food that has two functions, suitable for people with high cholesterol and people with a lot of body fat due to the action of tea catechins. green tea beverage for food.
As raw materials, we use contract-grown tea leaves that are carefully cultivated with a focus on quality.