We can’t keep up with the number of ways that exist to assist in weight loss; there’s several traditional dieting methods, body wraps, pills, several exercise methods… and now? Slimming Teas. Could drinking a hot (or cold) beverage really make you slimmer, though, or is it just a gimmick? We’ll take a look at five of the most popular slimming teas to help you determine whether they’re worth the investment.
Your traditional green tea is actually proven to help shed the pounds… but how? Green tea acts to unlock your fat cells and boost your metabolism; so, consumed at the right times, you can supercharge your other weight loss efforts. If consumed consistently before workouts, you’ll see an average of two or more pounds a week come right off (as opposed to those non-tea drinkers).
Another metabolism booster is Bigelow’s Oolong Tea. This floral tea is packed with catechins, which help significantly boost metabolism. Those who regularly drink Oolong Tea along with other weight loss efforts will find that they lose about a pound a week!
Tazo mint tea is full of peppermint, which is known for helping ward off those cravings that you fight every day. Studies show that certain scents trigger hunger, while other suppress the appetite – mint being one of the suppressants. People who sniff peppermint every two hours are said to lose about 4 pounds a month.
Certain White Teas, like Twinings, and Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime tea, nip excess weight from the start by preventing new fat cells from ever forming. Because of the way white tea is dried and processed, it is among the richest sources of antioxidants in the tea world. In addition, white tea can boost the breakdown of fat and prevent the formation of fat cells.
Celestial Seasonings makes a rooibos tea that regulates fat storage hormones. Made from the leaves of the red bush plant, this tea is especially great for weight loss because it contains Aspalathin – a compound that reduces stress hormones that trigger hunger and fat storage. Rooibos Tea will do much more than cause you to drop a few pounds; long term, it’ll help fight hypertension, cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and other relevant complications.
So – in a nutshell: slimming teas are a thing, they are safe, and they do work! Bear in mind that, just like any other method of dieting, results are only likely if paired with an otherwise healthy lifestyle. Drinking tea as a weight loss mechanism alone is unsafe, and will not deliver the results you want.