Teas have many properties that can help us to lose weight quickly, as long as we follow a proper diet. Some infusions have excellent “fat burning”, diuretics and anxiolytics effects and therefore are good allies when you want to lose few pounds. Here are some of the most used teas for weight loss.
It’s a millenary infusion of oriental origin that recently it’s being known for its “fat burning” properties. In addition, it helps detoxify the body with its antioxidant power, boosts the immune system and lowers blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.
It is said that by taking three or four cups of red tea per day, overweight people can lose up to 19 pounds. Those who are moderately overweight may lose 13 pounds and those who are slightly overweight, up to 6 pounds.
Some studies have shown that cinnamon can reduce blood sugar levels and decrease the body’s resistance to insulin. In addition, cinnamon speeds up metabolism and reduces appetite. That’s why cinnamon infusion can help fight with overweight and obesity.
If you prefer, you can also add a teaspoon of cinnamon to skimmed yogurt at breakfast or snack as a way to integrate cinnamon into your daily meals, rather than infusing it.
Green tea to lose weight
While green tea is well known for being a potent antioxidant, it’s also true that can help people who wish to lose weight. Research by the American Society of Nutrition in 2009 found that drinking two cups of green tea daily helps reduce waistline and decrease body mass index amount of fatty tissue in the body.
This effect could be due to the catechins and the tein present in green tea which can accelerate the metabolism and help to lose weight as long as the person feeds properly and exercises regularly.
Horsetail tea and rooibos tea
Studies on these teas demonstrate that have a certain diuretic power, therefore can serve to prevent fluid retention. If you eliminate fluids, you will lose weight and some of your measurements may be reduced, but keep in mind that the amount of fat tissue in your body will not be decreasing.
Other useful infusions
There are many other infusions that can help you lose weight. For example, many people eat too much when they have anxiety. Linden tea and valerian tea quench anxiety. So, indirectly, they can help you to lose weight.
Infusions can be excellent allies to lose weight and you can start using them whenever you want. Anyway, remember to take these teas in moderation and consult your doctor if you have any serious conditions, before you start to consume these infusions.