Tea is considered the second more consumed drink after water all over the world. And that’s because of its multi-benefits on the physical and mental health, plus it spreads joy. Some kind of tea helps get that perfect amount of relaxation after a tiring day, meanwhile others give you enough energy to start your day.
One of the most common benefits of these all kinds of teas is preventing red blood cells from getting damaged and reducing the risk of various heart diseases. Some kinds also help with weight loss and reducing belly fat.
Here are 10 teas that helps achieving this:
1. Green tea
Everyone of us must have drunk green tea before, either for its magical taste or endless benefits. It helps also in the weight loss process since it is rich in catechins (natural antioxidants), that improves your metabolism and increases the burning of fat. Plus, the substances in green tea increase the levels of hormones responsible for fat burning in our system that they release after the fat in the bloodstream turns to energy.
2. Puerh tea
It belongs to the black tea family and it is fermented through a chemical reaction between beneficial bacteria and sunlight-dried primary tea. It is known for its strong but calming aroma, it is better consumed after a meal. Coming to the weight loss part, puerh tea suppresses fatty acid synthesis that affects the process of lipogenesis transforming fat into energy immediately after a meal.
3. Black tea
It is quite different from white or green tea, but when it comes to weight loss they’re all similar. In fact, black tea is rich in antioxidants called polyphenols that help a lot with the losing weight process. Moreover, these antioxidants in it help with the gut’s production of short-chain fatty acids, which help increase metabolism.
Bonus fact: Consuming at least 3 cups of black tea or coffee per day can reduce the risk of type ll diabetes by 47%.
4. Oolong tea
It is known for its fruity and strong flavor. It helps as well in weight loss, because it speeds up the metabolism and improves the fat burning process because of the substances that help increase your metabolism.
5. White tea
Its flavor, which is easily distracted, differs from other types of teas. It shares the same benefits of weight loss with green tea. That’s why it reduces the new fat cell formation and stimulates lipolysis (the fat burning process in the body).
6. Rooibos tea
It is an herbal tea made from the leaves and thin stems of the South Africain bushy plant called Aspalathus linearis, it is as well approved for weight loss. It is rich in antioxidants (aspalathin and nothofagin) that prevent the damage of DNA in the cells. Also, it helps balance blood sugar. And it has a sweet flavor and low in calories that’s why it could be a good alternative to drinks that need sugar.
7. Matcha tea
Matcha is well known for being powerful especially when it comes to weight loss. It contains less calories (3cal/ 1g), plus a lot of antioxidants that help in flushing out toxins and boosting the immune system. It also prevents weight gain and accelerates weight loss.
8. Lemon balm tea
Lemon balm is a soothing and calming herb, it belongs to the same family as peppermint. Besides its benefits in reducing stress and promoting a good sleep, it is also considered as an excellent beverage for improving the digestion process. Indeed, it actually accelerates the process and ensures timely bowel movements.
9. Cinnamon tea
We all know cinnamon as the sweet smelling spice that adds that gentle heat to various dishes. Well, cinnamon tea as well is naturally low in calories and helps you control your blood sugar levels which prevent weight gain. It also helps improve your digestion system to function in its proper way.
Mixing cinnamon powder and honey is a pretty good idea, because it stops the body from accumulating fat and speeds up metabolism. Comparing it to other antioxidants, cinnamon has the 3rd highest antioxidants content.
10. Turmeric tea
Turmeric in addition to its infinite health benefits, helps a lot in the weight loss process, as well as eliminating obesity and treating metabolic disorders.
Curcumin, the main antioxidant in turmeric, suppresses inflammatory messagings in many cells, this particular action restrains insulin resistance and high blood sugar. So, if the body is not fighting inflammation, it’s easier to focus on weight loss.
*Bonus drink: Lemon and ginger
It is one of the most recommended drinks due to its unlimited health benefits in addition to its amazing taste. It also has the ability to boost your energy 3 times more than coffee or sugar. It is as well rich in antioxidants that can easily boost your immune system and balance blood sugar levels in the body.
For the weight loss part, it actually improves fat absorption and stops the body from building up.
Are you more a coffee or tea person? And after reading this article, what’s your favorite tea already and why? Please let us know down below, we love to hear from you.