Many of us have heard about the green tea that has dominated the healthy tea market for several years now. Green tea is a regular feature in almost all middle-class homes now and numerous brands, both commercial and Ayurvedic, have started manufacturing the green tea. Unless you've been living under a rock, you'd be aware of the benefits of the tea that has become a fast favorite of people wanting to shed kilos faster. However, here are some other types of weight loss promoting teas to try out:
1. White Tea
White tea has been known to block new fat cells from forming, while also promoting breakdown of fat already present in the body. White tea is the least processed of all the teas out there. Therefore, it is a richer source of antioxidants than green tea. It has also been known to improve digestion, boost immunity and memory and even improve heart health.
2. Oolong Tea
Like green tea, oolong tea is also packed with catechins that help promote fat burn in the body. A study published in Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine claimed that people who sipped the tea daily lost as much as two kgs of weight in six weeks!
3. Lemon Tea
Lemon has diuretic properties, and hence, can help you lose all that water weight. A compound called d-limonene present in lemon rind is helpful in reducing bloating and helps in reducing weight.
4. Ashwagandha Tea
Ashwagandha acts on the stress in the body and effectively and safely counters it. You might wonder what that has to do with weight loss. As it turns out, stress indirectly leads to obesity by promoting inflammation in the body. Moreover, when you're stressed or anxious, you're at the mercy of hormones like cortisol that promote fat storage in cells.
Mint tea is one of the most effective teas when it comes to controlling cravings. The scent on the mint leaves has been known to be an appetite suppressant. It also helps you burn more calories. It's also very easy-to-make. All you need is a few fresh mint leaves and a little boiled water. Steep the leaves in the water for five minutes and then drink it up!
Tea is one of the best relaxing beverages out there. It's a healthier option than coffee and has a lot many health benefits. Herbal teas in particular can help improve overall health in numerous ways. So what are you waiting for? Time to steep and sip away!