These teas are actually capable of helping you shed extra pounds.
Did you know that certain teas are perfect for doing something else, apart from soothing frazzled nerves?
They are actually capable of helping you shed extra pounds.
Each of these 5 Best Teas for Weight Loss has its own individual, magic properties, from dimming your hunger hormones to upping your calorie burn to, literally, melting the fat that’s stored in your fat cells.
Better still, they can also help reduce your risk of heart disease and diabetes too.
Stick to 3-4 cups, or tea bags of tea per day, and choose brewed varieties over bottled to avoid extra calories and sweeteners.
Start with these five delicious varieties now to start losing weight through the magical powers of tea!
1. The Metabolism Booster: Green Tea
E.g: Lipton, Yogi
They unlocks fat cells. Before a workout, turbocharge the fat-blasting effects by sipping a cup of green tea. In a recent 12-week study, participants who combined a daily habit of 4-5 cups of green tea each day with a 25-minute sweat session lost an average of two more pounds than the non tea-drinking exercisers. Thank the compounds in green tea called catechins, belly-fat crusaders that blast adipose tissue by triggering the release of fat from fat cells (particularly in the belly), and then speeding up the liver’s capacity for turning that fat into energy.
2. The Pound-a-Week Melter: Oolong Tea
E.g: Bigelow, Stash
They boost metabolism. Oolong, a Chinese name for “black dragon,” is a light, floral tea that, like green tea, is also packed with catechins, which help to promote weight loss by boosting your body’s ability to metabolize lipids (fat). A study in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine found that participants who regularly sipped oolong tea lost six pounds over the course of the six-week time period. That’s practically a pound a week! It also has a calming effect. Drink a cup if you’re a nervous flyer, or to calm yourself after a hard day’s work.
3. The Cravings Crusher: Mint Tea
E.g: Tazo, Teavana
They wards off the munchies. Fill a big teacup with soothing peppermint tea, and sniff yourself skinny! While certain scents can trigger hunger, others can actually suppress your appetite. One study published in the Journal of Neurological and Orthopedic Medicine found that people who sniffed peppermint every two hours lost an average of five pounds a month. Although tea is relatively low in caffeine, about 25 percent of what a cup of coffee delivers, decaffeinated varieties are great to have on hand for a soothing bedtime treat. Consider also adding a few drops of peppermint oil to your pillow or burning a minty candle to fill the room with slimming smells.
4. The Fat Blocker: White Tea
E.g: Twinings, The Republic of Tea, Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime.
They prevent new fat cells from forming. White tea is dried naturally, often in sunlight, making it the least processed and richest source of antioxidants among teas as much as three times as many polyphenols as green tea!). A study published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism showed that white tea can simultaneously boost lipolysis (the breakdown of fat) and block adipogenesis (the formation of fat cells) due to high levels of ingredients thought to be active on human fat cells. If there’s such a thing as diet tea, this is it.
5. The Hunger Halter: Rooibos Tea
E.g: Celestial Seasonings, Harney & Sons
They regulate fat-storage hormones. Rooibos tea is made from the leaves of the “red bush” plant, grown exclusively in the small Cederberg region of South Africa, near Cape Town. What makes rooibos tea particularly good for your belly is a unique and powerful flavanoid called Aspalathin. Research shows this compound can reduce stress hormones that trigger hunger and fat storage and are linked to hypertension, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. Sometimes the kettle can be as effective as the kettlebell.