There are other ways of losing weight, beside strict diet. It’s widely known that tea can prevent many health problems like arthritis, fight off various diseases and can even keep strokes away but many aren’t aware tea has compounds that help in absorption of fat. Here are 8 types of tea that can help you with your weight loss.
Green tea is the bandit that picks the lock on your fat cells and drains them away, even when we’re not making the smartest dietary choices. Researchers say chemical EGCG in green tea speeds up the metabolism. It raises the antioxidants level that boosts metabolism and burns 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. It burns fat and helps reduce cholesterol. It also has a calming effect.
While certain scents can trigger hunger, others can actually suppress your appetite. As peppermint works as a natural appetite suppressant, tea made from fresh or dried peppermint leaves also supports weight loss. You can have the tea hot or cold according to your preference. It will speed up your digestion and will help you burn calories.
According to a study published in the journal Nutrition & Metabolism in 2009, white tea helps in breaking down fat cells. Also this tea is highly rich in antioxidants that prevent new fat cells from forming.
The main reason for the black tea being so popular is that it is said to be protective against diabetes. Researchers found that drinking a cup of black tea per day improves cardiovascular function; and the more cups you drink, the more you benefit. Some scientist also found that black tea can help prevent weight gain when eating a high-fat diet, possibly because it blocks fat absorption during digestion.
Not only is ginger one of the healthiest spices on the planet, but it also fights inflammation, and reduces your blood pressure. A 2014 study, published in the Journal of the Science and Food of Agriculture; notes that gingerol, the primary component in ginger, helps reduce body weight as well as improves levels of leptin, the hormone that signals satiety.
Rooibos tea is good at keeping your figure slim. It is rich in the powerful flavonoid 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.
One German study found that chamomile tea significantly improved the physical symptoms related to a lack of sleep, and even helped reduced levels of depression in the chronically sleep-deprived. This herb is also known for its detoxification and diuretic qualities, which help rid your body of toxins, waste and excess water.