So you tried every old wive’s tale and every latest diet trend to lose those unwanted extra pounds but nothing seemed to work for you. The majority of adults nowadays struggle more or less with stubborn fat and sluggish metabolism and know, just like you, how frustrating that can be.
But did you know that something as simple (and inexpensive) as tea can help you shed some inches away?
Drinking tea in general has a wide range of health benefits to offer such as supporting healthy cholesterols and blood pressure levels but there are certain types of tea that have the ability to help you increase fat burn naturally by up to 10 percent without having to starve yourselves or melt on a treadmill.
In this post, I will introduce you to 6 powerful fat melting teas that will boost your metabolism, burn fat and make you feel and look healthier and sleeker.
#1. Green Tea
Green tea has become increasingly popular the past years for its wight loss properties and can be found in many diet supplements. Polyphenols and catechins found in the tea’s extract have been shown to induce thermogenesis and stimulate fat oxidation. More specifically, the powerful catechin epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) can boost metabolism and stimulate fat burning. A research conducted by Dutch researchers has shown that people who lost weight continued to lose weight when given a 270-milligram capsule of green tea while people given a placebo pill regained the lost weight. Moreover, it is a well-known fact that in countries where green tea consumption is high, obesity rates are notably lower comparing to other countries where green tea is not as popular of a drink. Drinking 4-5 cups of green tea daily can greatly help you with losing weight while the health-promoting antioxidants found in it will boost your immune system.
#2. Oolong Tea
Oolong tea for weight loss has become a hot topic lately with more and more celebrities talking about its numerous properties and health stores promoting it as a weight loss aid. The traditional Chinese tea is rich in antioxidants and can not only protect you from chronic disease but also boost your metabolism by 10% for up to 2 hours after drinking it. Research has shown that oolong’s antioxidants and caffeine can help your body burn fat more effectively and fast by blocking your fat-building enzymes and can keep that fat away once it is gone. Also, drinking oolong tea can help regulate your blood sugar levels which results in your feeling satisfied for longer and not craving sugar. Make sure you drink 2 to 3 cups of oolong daily for more noticeable results.
#3. White Tea
White tea, the rarest type of tea that is made of camellia sinensis young bus and leaves, has a myriad of health benefits to offer and a delicate taste that makes it irresistible. This tea is an antioxidant powerhouse that can rev up your immune system but also boost your metabolism and curb your appetite. More specifically, white tea can prevent new fat cells from developing while breaking down stored fat as well. Also it contains caffeine which is known to help with weight management and catechins which trigger the release of fat from cells and encourages liver to turn fat into energy faster. Make drinking of 3 to 4 cups of white tea a daily habit and benefit from it’s fat melting effects and its amazing taste.
#4. Rooibos Tea
The South African red tea produced from the Rooibos bush’s leaves is naturally sweet and cafffeine free and it not only tastes amazing but is great for your health also. One of Rooibos health benefits is its powerful fat-melting ability. Poplyphenols and flavonoids found in it can hinder the formation of new fat cells by almost 20%. Also, the flavonoid aspalathin, can reduce stress hormones that trigger hunger and fat storage that are linked to multiple diseases such as cardiovascular disease and hypertension. You can have 4 to 5 cups of rooibos daily to blast fat and rejuvenate.
#5. Pu-erh Tea
Pu-erh tea has been touted for many years as a great weight loss tea because for its ability to help us burn fat and shed pounds, as well as having a mellow and deeply earthy flavor. This fermented Chinese tea can remove excess grease and help your body eliminate unwanted and hard-to-digest fats if drunk one hour after a meal. Also, a study conducted by Chinese researchers has shown that rats who had a high-fat diet for a two month period had lower fat levels in their blood and belly fat when receiving pu-erh tea than those who were not receiving pu-erh tea. Pu-erh tea tastes amazing and you should treat yourself 1 or 2 cups daily after your meals to burn excess fat. You can find pu-erh tea plain and in tasty blends here!
#6. Barberry Tea
The Barberry shrub’s stem, fruit and root is used to make a medicinal infusion that has a variety of health benefits to offer. Barberry tea contains berberine, a naturally occurring fat-melting chemical. Multiple studies have shown that consuming barberry tea can boost energy expenditure and help decrease the number of receptors on the surface of fat cells, making them less able to absorb incoming sources of flubber. Chinese researchers revealed in a study that berberine can prevent the development of insulin resistance and weight gain in rats consuming a high-fat diet. You can have barberry tea daily, plain or mixed with your favorite herbal tea. Try making your own barberry tea using Barberry dried root.
Have you tried any of these to lose weight before? I would love to know!