We all crave to have a healthy body despite our greed for foods and most of our efforts to reduce body fat always end up in getting the membership of the closest gym which we will visit once in a blue moon. However, for those who desire to have a slim body and reluctant to go to a gym, we have a happy news for you!
It has been found out that tea can actually do wonders to your body and it will help in reducing body fat in the same way as you work out in the gym. Tea is the most consumed dink after water in the world and it is usually made from the leaves of Camellia sinensis, which is an evergreen plant which grows in Asia. It has been found out that consuming tea will result in preventing red blood cells from getting damaged and reducing the risk of various heart diseases.
Certain types of tea have been found to be more effective than other types in achieving this.
1. Green tea.
Green tea is one of the most effective teas in reducing weight and it is also famous as a healthy drink. This is because green tea extract is extremely high in catechins, which is a natural antioxidant that improves metabolism and helps to burn particularly the belly fat.It also contains bioactive substances like caffeine and EGCG, which do wonders on metabolism.
Moreover, the substances in green tea also increases the levels of hormones that are responsible for burning fat in our system and they release more fat into the bloodstream making it available as energy.
2. Pu-erh tea.
This tea is named after a town in the Yunnan province called Pu-erh. It is fermented through a chemical reaction between beneficial bacteria and sunlight-dried primary tea. People usually enjoy it after a meal and it has a calming earthly aroma, that develops over time. The more you store it, more the aroma is.
It has been found out by studies that Puerh tea effectively reduces weight in both man and animals. It breaks down the fatty acid synthesis which then affects the process of lipogenesis transforming fat into energy almost straight away after your meal. This prevents weight gain by breaking down the creation of fat. It is also effective in lowering blood sugar and blood triglyceride levels.
3. Black tea.
This tea has nutrients which are differed from black or white teas. But they also contribute in reducing weight. It contains antioxidants called flavonoids or polyphenols which are really effective in reducing weight. Furthermore, the polyphenols in black tea help with the gut’s production of short-chain fatty acids which results in increasing metabolism.
It is also good in reducing blood sugar and researchers have found out that drinking both coffee and tea eliminates the risk of type II diabetes. In fact, consuming at least 3 cups of tea or coffee per day can reduce the risk of type II diabetes by 42%.
4. Oolong tea.
This is a traditional Chinese tea which has been oxidized partially. This tea is famous because of its fruity aroma and unique taste and studies have found out that this tea helps for weight loss by improving the fat burning process and speeding up metabolism.
Some of the polyphenols help to keep your metabolism from slowing down as you lose weight, and it facilitates the process of losing weight. Moreover, this tea is also rich in catechin and caffeine which are the substances that work together to increase metabolism.
5. White tea.
White tea is special as it is lightly processes and carefully picked while the plant is still young. It has subtle delicate sweet taste and a unique aroma. Studies show that its health benefit range from losing weight to curing cancer cells.
White tea is also good in stopping the process of formulating new fat cells, which are known as adipocytes. When new fat cell formation is reduced, weight gain is also reduced and therefore, this tea is good in weight losing.
6. Rooibos tea.
This tea is made from the leaves of an herbal tea of the South African bushy plant called Aspalathus linearis. It has been used for years to cure various illnesses and with its new discoveries related to weight loss, now it is also used for that purpose. It is rich in antioxidants like aspalathin and nothofagin which are responsible for helping to scavenge the harmful free oxygen radicals that damage DNA.
These antioxidants also help in balancing blood sugar and improve insulin resistance. As this drink has a sweet taste, it can also be used to replace sugary drinks and also good in lowering calorie consumption. Moreover, the drink maintains the blood glucose level preventing symptoms of hunger.
7. Matcha tea.
Matcha tea which is also known as powdered tea is also attained by the same plant as green tea but its more powerful in reducing weight and it also helps to reduce weight much effectively than green tea as it is processed differently. It is also low in calories- 1 gram contains about 3 calories.
It also contains the same antioxidants as in green tea and these substances help in flushing out toxins, boosting the immune system and reducing the inflammation in our system. Also the catechins present in the tea help to improve the metabolic rate during and after exercise.
8. Lemon balm tea.
Lemon balm tea is highly recommended tea for our overall health. It belongs to the same family as peppermint and apart from reducing stress, promoting sleep and improving skin and hair conditions, it is also good to improve digestion.
It accelerates the digestion process and ensue bowel movements. Furthermore, the antioxidants present there, help in purifying the bloodstream and control abnormal hormone levels.
9. Cinnamon tea.
Cinnamon is the sweet-smelling spice that do wonders to our dishes and this tea is naturally low in calories and prevent weight gain. It facilitates the function of the digestive system and help to reduce fat contamination in abdominal area.
A mixture of cinnamon powder and honey speed up metabolism and it also contains a substance called cinnamaldehyde which do wonders to our health. We can also use it as a natural antioxidant to prevent unwanted oxidation of lipids in foods.
10. Turmeric tea.
Turmeric is also a spice which contains antioxidant substances and it has been used for ages in Chinese medicine. It helps to control weight gain, eliminate obesity and treat metabolic disorders.
Curcumin, which is the antioxidant in turmeric help to suppress the inflammatory messaging in many calls and this action restraint insulin resistance, high blood sugar and other metabolic conditions that are associated with obesity.
11. Lemon and ginger.
One of the major benefits of lemon and ginger is the boosting of metabolism and it also boost energy three times more than coffee and sugar. The high vitamin C content boost immune system and ginger also has the ability to balance blood sugar levels in the body.
It also improves the fat absorption in the body and stops it from building up.