To lose weight, most of us take recourse to age-old therapies such as drinking lukewarm concoction of lime water and honey in the morning and weight loss supplements. But there is a fantastic and convenient slimming option available in our homes in the form of ‘Teas’ which are easy to encash upon and utilize to our advantage. Scientists have shown that tea has high levels of compounds that battle the absorption of fat. Switch over to these five wonder teas and emerge as a slimmer and desirable you.
The most widely drunk tea in the world, Black tea that is made from the leaves of the plant shrub Camellia sinensis helps in controlling blood sugar levels and curbing hunger pangs. The combined effect of these helps in weight loss.
This is a time-tested remedy that makes an excellent recipe for weight loss. Green tea is armed with polyphenols that help in dissolving fatty triglycerides that get deposited in the body. Besides the most loved remedial benefit of fighting fat, Green tea boosts the endurance level of a person further helping in weight loss. Going by the popular belief, Green tea has antioxidant catechins that boost metabolism and helps burn fat. Ideally, three cups a day helps in burning as much as 60-70 calories a day.
If you want to delight in the freshness of peppermint, then you have picked the right tea. But there is more to this tea than just the minty connection. Peppermint tea speeds up the digestion process, thereby helping burn more calories and leading to weight loss. To make a light refreshing cup, all you need is a couple of peppermint leaves. Steep them for about 4-5 minutes and add honey to taste. If you are eager for a sweet recipe after meals, consider sipping on a cup of hot peppermint tea to curb your dessert desires.
Made by mixing fresh roses and tea buds, Rose tea happens to be the oldest flavouring teas available. Interestingly, it delivers a wonderful therapeutic effect on the human body by ridding the body of toxins and beautifying the skin. Armed with a variety of vitamins, Rose tea also has the capacity to fight infections and help lose weight.
A rich source of antioxidants, Oolong Tea helps in controlling the cholesterol levels and assists majorly in burning out stubborn fat. It can be consumed twice a day to get effective results. Some theories reveal that this semi-fermented tea may have a stronger effect than even green tea in fighting obesity.
Fennel tea helps treat and prevent water retention and bloating and speeds up your weight loss process. It also has great detoxing properties. To make fennel tea, simply add 1 tablespoon fennel seeds to 1 cup water and simmer on low flame for 5 minutes. Strain and consume while still warm. Add in some honey for taste.