These Teas will enhance your Belly Fat Loss.
Tell Polly to put the kettle on and we’ll all have Tea.
I have been drinking tea for most of my life coming from Scotland, tea was part and parcel of growing up. (Coffee was for special occasions or visitors)
Back then, tea came as loose leaves, meaning most homes would have tea strainers.
Teabags came about by accident in America.
A Tea salesman named Thomas Sullivan placed his loose tea samples in Silk Bags instead of the Traditional metal Infusers.
His customers thought that the bag was went to be placed into the cup of boiling water.
“VOILA” we have the Teabag!
Through time, changes were eventually made to the Teabag.
In 1920, it was, officially commercialized, and America embraced the Teabag.
The Brits, on the other hand, were very slow to take on the fancy Teabags.
Eventually, only in 1950 did the use of teabags take off.
Tea is a beverage that is enjoyed all around the world.
You can make it by pouring hot water onto tea leaves and allowing them to steep for several minutes as their flavor infuses into the water.
This aromatic beverage is from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis, a type of evergreen shrub native to Asia.
Drinking tea has been associated with many health benefits. Protecting cells from damage and reducing the risk of heart disease (ncbi.nlm).
In fact Some studies have even found that tea may enhance weight loss and help fight belly fat.
Certain types are more effective than others at achieving this.
Below are five of the best teas for increasing weight loss and decreasing body fat.
LOSE BELLY FAT WITH TEA
- Rooibos Tea
- White Tea
- Lemon Tea
- Oolong Tea
- Matcha Tea
Rooibos Tea (Red Bush)
Rooibos can only be found, in, specific regions of South Africa.
The plant itself ,in the traditional sense, is not a tea but a Herb.
The brew produced from the dried leaves is called Herbal tea.
A golden tint on the tea is brought about by the natural protein in the plant during the fermentation/oxidation process after being harvested.
Both the Traditional and green Rooibos being natural products, contain no colorants, additives, or preservatives and, on top of that, they have no kilo joules nor caffeine.
Rooibos tea is a type of herbal tea that may be especially effective in fat-burning (ncbi.nlm).
One test-tube study showed that rooibos tea increased fat metabolism and helped block the formation of fat cells. (ncbi.nlm).
What makes Rooibos Tea particularly good for your belly is a unique and powerful flavonoid called Aspalathin.
Research shows this compound can reduce stress hormones that trigger hunger and fat storage and are linked to hypertension, metabolic syndrome, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes.
However, further studies in humans are needed to look into the effects of herbal teas like rooibos on weight loss.
It just goes to show that the good old kettle can be as effective as the kettle bell. Ernest Du Toit, the spokesperson for the SA Rooibos Council, says the indigenous tea offers dieters a healthy, enjoyable, and sustainable way to lose weight.
White tea is from the Camellia sinensis plant.
In fact the leaves and buds, just before they are fully open are covered in fine white hairs this is where white tea gets its name.
White tea is dried naturally, often in sunlight, making it the least processed and the richest source of antioxidants amongst teas. (as much as three times as many polyphenols as green tea!).
A recent study published in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism has shown white tea can simultaneously boost lipolysis (the breakdown of fat) block adipogenesis (the formation of fat cells)
White tea is, packed with antioxidants, which makes it an incredibly healthy tea.
Studies have linked white tea and its components to impressive health benefits, including a lower risk of heart disease and cancer.
It may also help you lose weight.
Sadly, white tea has not been studied as much as other teas, like green tea, because it’s not as popular.
More human studies on white tea would help clarify its health benefits.
All told, white tea a great addition to your diet and, it is easy to prepare.
It has a subtle yet refreshing taste and is enjoyed both hot and cold brew.
Research has indicated that drinking lemon tea (whether hot or cold) in regular amounts helps aid weight loss, as it flushes the toxins out of the body and enhances metabolism.
The health benefits mainly come from the fact that it cleanses the body.
With lemon tea, you can drink your way to controlling a healthy weight.
If you grow tired of plain old Lemon tea, you can spice things up by adding ginger, some honey and, you have ginger lemon honey tea simple as that.
They make a solid combination to burn calories and are known to increase satiety and reduce hunger pangs.
Lemons are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants, and their acidity aids digestion and protects the liver.
Lemon is known to increase insulin resistance and reduce the level of fat in the body.
I recommend first thing the morning, on an empty stomach, you have your nice HOT cup of lemon tea, as this will make you feel refreshed and looking forward to the rest of the day.
Oolong “Black Dragon” Tea
Oolong tea is from the Camellia sinensis plant.
Although this comes from the same plant as White Tea, the taste will be completely different.
I can hear you asking which one do I use?
A matter of taste, yeah but I would try them all.
When picked, the tea leaves are then left in the bright sunlight to partly oxidize which helps the Oolong tea restore its antioxidants.
Oolong, a Chinese name for “Black Dragon,” is a light, floral tea that, like green tea, is also packed with catechins, which help promote weight loss by boosting your body’s ability to metabolize lipids (fat).
A study in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine found that participants who regularly sipped oolong tea lost six pounds throughout the six weeks.
That’s a pound a week!
Oolong tea possesses properties that can lower lipid and fight obesity.
Oolong tea acts by accelerating metabolism, improving fat mobilization, preventing fat cell proliferation, and helping to maintain weight loss.
It also helps to build immunity and is loaded with more antioxidants than green tea.
Matcha “Powdered Green” Tea
Matcha tea is from the Camellia sinensis plant.
Tea grown in Japan for Matcha can be found in the Regions of Uji in Kyoto and Nishio in the Aichi prefecture.
The tea has to grow in the shade for three weeks to increase the amount of chlorophyll in the leaves, giving them a richer green color.
When the leaves are then harvested by hand, where both the stem and veins having to be removed.
The leaves are then stone-ground for over an hour in the dark until they are a bright-green fine powder Matcha means “powdered tea,” and incredibly good for you.
Research shows the concentration of epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) in matcha to be 137 times greater than the amount you’ll find in most store-bought green tea.
EGCG is a dieter’s best friend.
Studies have shown the compound can simultaneously boost lipolysis (the breakdown of fat) block adipogenesis. (the formation of fat cells) particularly in the belly.
One study found men who drank green tea containing 136 mg EGCG—what you’ll find in a single 4 gram serving of matcha—lost twice as much weight than a placebo group (-5.3 v -2.8 lbs.) and four times as much visceral (belly) fat over three months.
You can prepare the powder as a traditional tea drink as the Zen monks have done since 1191 AD.
Or enjoy the super food 2021-style in lattes, iced drinks, milkshakes, and smoothies.
A single serving sneaks in 4 grams of protein— more than an egg white.
Well, there you have it,
five different types of tea.
Which one are you going to like the best?
The sooner you start, the sooner you will find out.
I have not tried the Matcha Tea, so not sure, do I go “Old School Monks” or “2021”
Let me Know!
Don’t wait to Long to try all the Tea.
Thanks for popping by.
If you are already using or have used any of the above or have suggestions on what else we could use.
Please feel free to drop me a line.
I will get back to you.