Black soybean tea, otherwise known as Kuromame tea, is often wonderfully described as the secret behind how the Japanese maintain their optimal weight and health. For this tea, we use the rare micro-grain Sengokumame, which is a variety of the Kuro soybean, cultivated in the small town of Hokuryū in Hokkaido. Known as “miraculous kurosengoku soybeans” in Japan, this herbal tea is particularly popular due to its health benefits, versatility, and sweet, nutty taste with a strong roasted aroma.
No single food or supplement can cause or maintain weight loss. It is vital to make significant changes to your lifestyle – including your exercise habits along with your food intake – if you are to lose fat and keep it off. However, there is a growing body of research demonstrating that kuromame contain specific compounds and properties which could aid in maintaining a healthy weight if consumed on a regular basis.
Isoflavones are natural compounds found in many foods, including kuromame. Not only are isoflavones antioxidants that can lower your risk of various forms of cancer, but they can also aid weight loss by improving the body’s ability to process fats. Kuromame are rich in a polyphenol called anthocyanin, which has been shown by researchers to limit fat absorption by increasing lipid metabolism.
As is the case with most legumes, kuromame are high in fibre. Fibre plays an important role in regulating blood sugar. Why is this significant for those trying to lose weight? Well, steady blood sugar levels make you less likely to experience hunger pangs between meals. In turn, this can help you regulate your food intake.
Saponins found in kuromame lower cholesterol levels that help the body to process lipids. Saponins come with additional health benefits besides assisting in weight control. They have anti-inflammatory properties, which may provide protection against a number of diseases such as arthritis. They may also play a role in lowering blood pressure and decreasing cardiovascular risk.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF KUROMAME HERBAL TEA
- Weight loss
- Immunity boost
- Lowers blood pressure
- Reduces LDL cholesterol
- Improves bone density
- Prevents loss of collagen
- Stabilises blood sugar levels
- Reduces risk of arteriosclerosis
- Regulates hormones