Matcha Green Tea Drinks Enhance Fat Oxidation During Brisk Walking in Females


Willems M. E. T. , ŞAHİN M. A. , Cook M. D.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT NUTRITION AND EXERCISE METABOLISM, cilt.28, ss.536-541, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 28 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1123/ijsnem.2017-0237
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SPORT NUTRITION AND EXERCISE METABOLISM
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.536-541

Özet

Intake of the catechin epigallocatechin gallate and caffeine has been shown to enhance exercise-induced fat oxidation. Matcha green tea powder contains catechins and caffeine and is consumed as a drink. We examined the effect of Matcha green tea drinks on metabolic, physiological, and perceived intensity responses during brisk walking. A total of 13 females (age: 27 +/- 8 years, body mass: 65 +/- 7 kg, height: 166 +/- 6 cm) volunteered to participate in the study. Resting metabolic equivalent (1-MET) was measured using Douglas bags (1-MET: 3.4 +/- 0.3 ml.kg(-1).min(-1)). Participants completed an incremental walking protocol to establish the relationship between walking speed and oxygen uptake and individualize the walking speed at 5- or 6-MET. A randomized, crossover design was used with participants tested between Days 9 and 11 of the menstrual cycle (follicular phase). Participants consumed three drinks (each drink made with 1 g of Matcha premium grade; OMGTea Ltd., Brighton, UK) the day before and one drink 2 hr before the 30-min walk at 5- (n = 10) or 6-MET (walking speed: 5.8 +/- 0.4 km/hr) with responses measured at 8-10, 18-20, and 28-30 min. Matcha had no effect on physiological and perceived intensity responses. Matcha resulted in lower respiratory exchange ratio (control: 0.84 +/- 0.04; Matcha: 0.82 +/- 0.04; p < .01) and enhanced fat oxidation during a 30-min brisk walk (control: 0.31 +/- 0.10; Matcha: 0.35 +/- 0.11 g/min; p < .01). Matcha green tea drinking can enhance exercise-induced fat oxidation in females. However, when regular brisk walking with 30-min bouts is being undertaken as part of a weight loss program, the metabolic effects of Matcha should not be overstated.