Bottled diet Lipton tea is one of the newer products of Lipton, the company who more than a hundred years ago introduced us to the yellow tea bags. The point of calling their product Diet Lipton Tea is to emphasize its weight loss or dieting property. Will Diet Lipton Tea be truly beneficial to dieters?
To answer our question on whether diet Lipton tea will be beneficial to dieters or not we will first take a look at what it says on the label of this product.
*72mg protective flavonoid antioxidants per 8 fl oz serving
108mg protective flavonoid antioxidants per 12 fl oz serving
Serving Size: 8 fl oz
Amount per Serving
Calories… %Daily Value
Total Fat – 0g… 0%
Sodium – 60mg… 2%
Total Carbohydrate – 0g… 0%
Sugar – 0g… 0%
Protein – 0g… 0%
* As shown in the actual diet tea’s label
As shown in the label there are 72mg or 108mg protective flavonoid antioxidants per 8 or 12 fl oz serving. What is a flavonoid or flavonoids? According to Wikipedia – Flavonoids are most commonly known for their antioxidant activity. Flavonoids are “the most common group of polyphenolic compounds in the human diet and are found ubiquitously in plants”. This in effect identifies that flavonoids are a group of polyphenols which are the chemical substances that activate the enzymes to block fats and increase metabolism in the body.
Diet Lipton Tea contains 72/108mg of antioxidants per 8/12 fl oz serving. Per 8 fl oz serving, the daily value of sodium is 2% (60mg) while calories, total fat, total carbohydrate, sugars and protein is at 0%. Effectively there are no harmful ingredients in the tea except of course for the 60mg sodium which is at this level is quite reasonable and is not harmful.
Benefits to Dieters
Based on the nutrition facts provided by the manufacturer it looks like diet Lipton tea may be beneficial to dieters because it still retains the antioxidant properties of the tea leaves from which it was made. These antioxidant properties are the very ones that help increase metabolism and activates the enzymes which blocks fatty substances thus aiding in weight loss. If these antioxidants are retained in the diet tea even when processed then we could safely say that the health benefits that diet tea can offer may be the same as those we can get from fermented or semi-fermented tea leaves.
However, although we may say that diet Lipton tea may be beneficial to dieters, it is still important to note that it will not be totally effective if we do not exercise or change our eating habits or start on a healthy fat less diet.
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