As I was relishing in one of my morning rituals – sipping tea, a thought crossed my mind.
Have you ever thought that certain teas could stimulate your metabolism to shed down unwanted pounds?
Well, they can! These herbal brews that I’m about to tell you, along with a healthy diet and regular exercise, promote weight loss without side effects, but with significant results.
For example, if instead of drinking your morning mocha latte, you choose a cup of tea with lemon, you can erase almost 300 calories from your daily total.
Teas contain two compounds that help you lose weight.
- One of them is called catechins, which is a type of flavonoid that boosts your metabolism and helps break down fats faster.
- The other one is caffeine, which increases your energy levels, making your body burn more calories than usual.
Furthermore, once you’ve lost the surplus weight, instead of letting your body’s metabolism slowdown (which is common after dropping a few pounds), tea helps you prevent that from ever occurring.
If you feel tempted to drink the following teas in the English way (as in adding milk), I am sorry to tell you that this will only curb its fat-blocking abilities.
However, you don’t have to worry too much because these teas, besides leaving your taste buds satisfied, they will also help you lose weight.
Weight-Loss Herbal Brews
It contains high amounts of EGCG (the most potent type of catechin).
Research has shown that drinking catechin-enhanced green tea helps people lose about three pounds over three months.
They mainly shed fat from the lower belly region.
Tip: You should drink up to six cups of typical green tea daily to experience the same outcome as the people in the study.
It is also full of EGCGs which increase fat oxidation.
It also helps to lower cravings, reduces abdominal fat and by blocking fat-building enzymes it aids you in keeping off the lost weight.
To see faster results, you should drink oolong tea daily and in at most two months, you will lose at least two pounds.
It’s not only the least processed type of tea, but it’s also the richest source of antioxidants.
A study showed that this brew is effective in boosting lipolysis (the breakdown of fat) and blocking adipogenesis -basically preventing the formation of fat cells.
It suppresses your appetite naturally. How?
It tricks your body into thinking it’s satiated, therefore making you less inclined to snack or overeat during the day.
Furthermore, it helps you have a proper digestion, prevents bloating, inflammation, nausea, and motion sickness.
Also, it strengthens your immune system against colds and flu.
I recommend you drink at least one cup of ginger tea during every meal.
Tip: If you want to boost its effects, you can blend fresh ginger into your favorite juices.
Due to its rich content of Aspalathin, an extremely potent flavonoid, it can reduce stress hormones from triggering hunger and fat storage.
You can add this to your morning ritual, as it helps you start the day fresh and in a state of calmness.
I recommend you try variations of different teas during a day. For example, drink Rooibos tea or Green tea in the morning, and before or after meals the other types of teas presented here.
What is important is that you use these beverages in order to give them the chance to help you boost your digestive system.
As you can imagine, miracles don’t come from a teacup, but as long as you maintain an active lifestyle and have balanced meals, teas can stimulate your system to work with you, not against you.
As a bonus, they also help you detox your body and have other beneficial effects along with helping you lose weight.
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As always, your choice is in your hands, and I do hope you choose to be healthy every day!