Lose Weight by drinking tea
Posted on March 15 2020
What if you could lose weight by drinking tea?
Some studies have even found that tea may enhance weight loss and help fight belly fat. Certain teas have been found to be more effective than others at achieving this. Of course you need to have a healthy diet, eat less food and exercise more.
But tea can make the weight loss process easier by helping your body to metabolize and burn fat.
Here are four of the best teas for increasing weight loss and decreasing body fat.
1. Green Tea
Green tea is one of the most effective teas for weight loss and it is linked with many health benefits.
This may be because green tea is especially high in catechins, naturally occurring antioxidants that may boost metabolism and increase fat burning.
So there is substantial evidence linking green tea to decreases in both weight and body fat.
The same effect also applies to Matcha, which is the stone-ground powder of high quality green tea leaves. Because the whole leaves are ingested, Matcha green tea is a more potent source of nutrients. Both green teas provide an increase in energy.
2. White Tea
White tea stands out among other types of tea because it is minimally processed and harvested while the tea plant is still young.
The benefits of white tea are well studied, from improving oral health to killing cancer cells in some test tube studies.
While more research is needed on weight loss, white tea has comparable amounts of catechins to green tea, which may help with burning fat and metabolism. One test-tube study showed that white tea extract increased
the breakdown of fat cells while preventing the formation of new ones.
White tea has a distinct flavor very different from other types of tea. It tastes subtle, delicate and slightly sweet.
3. Herbal Tea
Herbal teas involve the infusion of herbs, spices and fruits in hot water.
Popular herbal tea varieties include Rooibos, Ginger, Rosehip and Hibiscus tea.
Rooibos tea is a herbal tea that may be especially effective when it comes to fat burning, as it increases fat metabolism and helps block the formation of fat cells.
One test-tube study showed that Rooibos tea increased fat metabolism and helped block the formation of fat cells. Further studies in humans are needed to investigate the effects of herbal teas like Rooibos on weight loss.
Coupled with a healthy diet and regular exercise, a cup or two of tea each day could help you boost weight loss and prevent harmful belly fat.
4. Black Tea
Black tea is popular, particularly varieties like Earl Grey and English breakfast.
Like green tea, black tea has a decent amount of caffeine, but flavonoids unique to black tea show promise when it comes to shedding those extra pounds.
Several studies have found that black tea contributes to weight loss and good health. A European study also revealed that black tea decreased gut bacteria associated with obesity and increased gut bacteria associated with lean body mass. In addition, the flavonoids found in black tea have been shown to lower
visceral fats and triglyceride levels, as well as inhibit inflammation-induced obesity.
The bottom line is that drinking more tea can mean one is less likely to drink beverages like juices and sodas which are high in salt and sugar. Drinking tea without adding extra fat or sugar will result in the greatest fat burning and may also result in eating less food.