A new brand of tea that claims to aid weight loss by curbing consumers’ appetite has launched in the UK.
Brewfull says that it can ‘reduce calorie intake in just two weeks’ and contains soluble pea fibre – or alpha-galacto-oligosaccharides – which feeds good bacteria in the gut and produces hormones that tell the brain that it’s full. The company cited clinical trials, which suggested that two cups of Brewfull every day for two weeks was enough to reduce appetite by almost 20%.
Brewfull founder Jonathan Middlemiss said: “Britain is a tea-drinking nation; we sip 165 million cups each day. It’s estimated two thirds of Brits are on a diet ‘most of the time’, so I decided to develop a tea which would help the nation on our mission to shift those extra pounds.
“I’ve been researching the benefits of oligosaccharides for some time but didn’t want to produce another health product which people had to add to their food or remember to take. So, as an avid tea drinker, I decided to combine these hard-working pea fibres with my daily cuppa.
“There was no way I was going to allow the taste of my brew to be compromised, so I’ve sourced the highest quality Kenya tea for Brewfull. Our teas taste exactly the same as your normal cup of tea but with the benefit of helping you make long-term positive changes to your weight loss management.”
The pea fibre in Brewfull is a prebiotic, which performs better than probiotics at getting through the acid environment in the stomach. As the brand explained, prebiotics promote the growth of good bacteria in the large intestine, producing short-chain fatty acids that stimulate the gut wall to produce hormones such as ghrelin, GLP-1 and PYY.
These hormones tell the brain that the body feels full, aiding with appetite control.
“Drinking Brewfull doesn’t just reboot your gut; it has further health benefits too,” Middlemiss continued. “Recent research has suggested pea fibre in your diet may also lead to reduced stress and anxiety.”
The weight loss tea is available as a green tea or black tea, with the extract produced in Kenya within hours of being picked. The pea fibre added to the tea is grown in the heart of France’s pea-growing region. The ingredients are combined in 7g sachets.
Consumers simply need to boil the kettle and pour the water onto the powder to create a healthful brew.
The sachets are available online at a price of £9.95 for 24 sticks – the equivalent of around £0.40 per cup.
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