Many people know that getting rid of excess weight is a complex task. Therefore, it is impossible to lose weight just by starting to drink some drinks, even if they are very healthy.
According to Dr. Yekaterina Kozina, a Russian nutrition expert, without proper nutrition and physical activity, tea alone will not completely solve the problem of excess abdominal fat. But consuming some tea on a regular basis, along with a healthy diet and lifestyle, can help to lose weight.
There are six types of tea that help burn fat:
- Ginger tea.
Ginger tea has anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to stimulate metabolism. Adding a teaspoon of honey and the juice of half a lemon to this aromatic tea in the morning helps improve digestion and control appetite. This drink can be drunk cold or hot.
By the way, some call this tea a “power drink” and it can be drunk instead of coffee, because it energizes the body throughout the day.
- Green tea
Green tea is a source of antioxidants such as epigallocatechin, which is known for its beneficial properties through metabolic adaptation and increased resistance to reactive oxygen species. Therefore, drinking this tea on a regular basis can help activate and stimulate metabolic processes in the body. In addition, green tea has a mild diuretic effect, meaning it helps remove excess fluid from the body. But when low-fat milk is added to green tea, the diuretic effect increases.
- Pu'er tea
This type of tea is produced from special raw materials and undergoes a specific fermentation process. This tea activates the function of the digestive system, positively affects the metabolism and helps the body deal with the fat accumulated in the abdominal area. In addition, it reduces blood glucose levels and suppresses appetite.
Experts advise drinking this tea warm half an hour before eating a meal, and it is better to drink it instead of dinner.
- Peppermint tea
Peppermint tea contains menthol, which improves the flow of bile, thus promoting the breakdown of fats in the body. It also reduces bloating because it inhibits putrefaction and fermentation processes in the intestines. It is believed that regular consumption of mint tea can help reduce cravings for sweets, while at the same time significantly reducing appetite.
- Rosemary tea
Some call rosemary the “fat burning herb.” Rosemary tea contains bioactive substances that can speed up metabolism. It also has diuretic properties and is also used to treat flatulence. It is recommended to drink this drink in the morning on an empty stomach or after every meal.
- Oolong Tea
This tea is also called jade tea for its stunning shade. Oolong is made from whole leaves treated with lactic enzymes. It is the latter that gives the tea the subtlety and distinctive flavor that many love. Oolong tea contains active substances that can help improve liver function and speed up metabolism. Experts advise brewing this tea in clay or ceramic vessels, which preserves the taste of the drink. It is best to drink tea in the first half of the day and no later than three hours before bedtime.