Not just green tea, here are types of tea that can boost your weight loss journey
First Published 10, Sep 2020, 5:35 PM
Tea or chai as it's known in India, is in the truest sense, a fuel more effective than food. Here are some other types of weight loss promoting teas to try out.
Tea is one of the most loved beverages out there. You reach for a steaming cup of tea when you're feeling cold, when you have a sore throat, when you need to relax, when you need to stay up late in the night and even when you're bored.
Tea or chai as it's known in India, is in the truest sense, a fuel more effective than food. But are all kinds of tea healthy for you?
While the health benefits of any particular tea depend on the properties of its leaves and the way it's prepared, there are certain kinds of teas that, among other things, promote weight loss too.
Here are some other types of weight loss promoting teas to try out:
White Tea: White tea has been known to block new fat cells from forming, while also promoting breakdown of fat already present in the body. White tea is the least processed of all the teas out there. Therefore, it is a richer source of antioxidants than green tea. It has also been known to improve digestion, boost immunity and memory and even improve heart health.
Oolong Tea: Like green tea, oolong tea is also packed with catechins that help promote fat burn in the body. A study published in Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine claimed that people who sipped the tea daily lost as much as two kgs of weight in six weeks.
Lemon Tea: Lemon has diuretic properties, and hence, can help you lose all that water weight. A compound called d-limonene present in lemon rind is helpful in reducing bloating and helps in reducing weight.
Ashwagandha Tea: Ashwagandha acts on the stress in the body and effectively and safely counters it. You might wonder what that has to do with weight loss. As it turns out, stress indirectly leads to obesity by promoting inflammation in the body. Moreover, when you're stressed or anxious, you're at the mercy of hormones like cortisol that promote fat storage in cells.
Peppermint Tea: Mint tea is one of the most effective teas when it comes to controlling cravings. The scent on the mint leaves has been known to be an appetite suppressant. It also helps you burn more calories. It's also very easy-to-make. All you need is a few fresh mint leaves and a little boiled water. Steep the leaves in the water for five minutes and then drink it up!
Tea is one of the best relaxing beverages out there. It's a healthier option than coffee and has a lot many health benefits. Herbal teas in particular can help improve overall health in numerous ways. So what are you waiting for? Time to steep and sip away!