Tea is one of the most favourite beverages around the world. Over time, not only its different varieties have become popular, but we have also discovered the many benefits that come with every sip. Today, we will see how this humble beverage can be your go-to drink when weight loss is on your mind!
6 TEAS THAT WILL ACCOMPANY YOU IN YOUR JOURNEY OF LOSING WEIGHT & GETTING RID OF BELLY FAT
is one of the most talked about tea for weight loss. Catechin, a type of antioxidant present in green tea boosts metabolism, breaks down fat, and burns calories too.
Ingredients: Green teabag or leaves, ginger and water. Keep a teapot handy, if you are using tea leaves.
Preparation: Boil the water to a boil with 2 small piece of ginger and let it cool for 2-3 minutes. Then pour the water along with the ginger to a cup with green teabag and let it infuse for about 3 minutes. Then remove the teabag and your cup of green tea is ready. After 3 minutes, open the lid, strain the tea and you will have your freshly brewed green tea to drink.
is made from the youngest tea leaves and buds and it is the least processed variety of tea. It prevents generation of new fat cells, boosts metabolism, and the polyphenols present in it stimulates burning of fat. This tea also fairs well in terms of fighting germs.
Ingredients: 1½-2 tablespoons white tea leaves, cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon and 250 ml water.
Preparation: Boil water and allow it cool for about 5-8 minutes. Put the tea leaves in a cup or a teapot. Pour water over the tea leaves. Then cover the teapot or cup with a lid and allow the tea to steep for about 1 to 5 minutes. As a beginner, you can also taste the tea a little after 1 minute and then every 30 seconds till you get your desired taste because steeping time depends on your taste preference. Before serving the tea, pre-warm your teacup by pouring a small amount of boiling water into it. Toss the water around the cup and pour it out. Then pour the tea into the cup through a strainer to remove the leaves.
is a traditional Chinese tea containing high amounts of antioxidants. The polyphenols present in oolong tea boosts metabolism, helps the body to use stored fat as energy, and aids in digestion too, all of which greatly contribute to weight loss.
Ingredients: 1 teaspoon loose oolong leaves, rose petals 1 teaspoon, 250 ml water, and a cup or a teapot (preferably Asian-style gaiwan or a clay Yixing teapot).
Preparation: Boil water and allow it cool for about 2 minutes. . Put the tea leaves in the cup or teapot. Pour water over the tea leaves along with the rose petals. Then cover the teapot or cup with a lid and allow the tea to steep for about 3 to 5 minutes. As a beginner, you can also taste the tea a little after 2 minute till you get your desired taste because steeping time depends on your taste preference. Once the tea is ready, pour it through a strainer to remove the leaves. READ MORE – 10 HEALTHY WATER RECIPES – clear skin, weight loss, hair growth, and more…
has the highest amount of caffeine and flavonoids making it a weight-loss friendly tea. Caffeine boosts your energy resulting in burning of more calories and flavonoids account for lowering body mass index.
Ingredients: Black tea leaves or teabag, 1 tbsp of lemon juice and water.
Preparation: Boil water and add tea leaves into it. Leave it to infuse for a couple of minutes. Then pour the tea through a strainer to remove the leaves. If you are using a teabag, then pour the boiling water into a cup with black teabag and let it infuse for a couple of minutes, add in the lemon juice and then lift the teabag out of the cup with a teaspoon.
contains phaseolamin, an enzyme inhibitor that reduces the production of amylase. This means fewer carbohydrates get digested and absorbed into your blood stream thereby accelerating the weight loss process.
Ingredients: 4 hibiscus flowers, 1 inch cinnamon stick and 2 cups water.
Preparation: Bring a cup of water to a boil, Pour boiling water over 4 dried petals along with 1 inch cinnamon stick and let it steep for 10 minutes. Remove the petals as it will turn red. You can either drink it hot or add some ice cubes to turn it into ice tea. You can also add some lemon for a beautiful pink shade!
is a strong-smelling tea and a natural appetite suppressant. It curbs your cravings for sweet, supports digestion and contributes to healthy bowel movement too. In fact, just sniffing this tea every two hours will give you the same benefits as drinking it.
Ingredients: 10 fresh crushed mint leaves, 1/2 tsp fennel seeds and water. Honey and lemon are optional.
Preparation: Boil water in a pan. Add mint leaves along with fennel seeds and turn off the flames. Let the leaves steep for about 10 minutes. You can steep longer if you want a strong flavour. Strain the leaves using a strainer. You can add a teaspoon of honey and squeeze a little lemon if you like. READ MORE – 6 AMAZING BEAUTY WATER for clear glowing skin and stop hair fall
So, grab a cup of tea and burn away those unwanted fats with every sip!