5 Best Teas for Weight Loss
Teas: so lovely, no matter if it’s summer or winter. Tea is an awesome thing to imbibe if you are trying to lose weight or watch your waistline. There’s not a tea in the world that I wouldn’t drink. Here are five of my favourites. Please let me know which ones you like too!
This tea helps your metabolism along. Green tea contains a substance called polyphenol which builds up your levels of fat oxidation, making your body burn calories. There are also claims that it can reduce the risk of esophageal cancer and even tooth decay. Other people claim that green tea makes their skin appear more elastic and helps to improve the overall appearance of wrinkles. Imagine!
This is actually my favourite tea, as I sometimes find green tea too bitter. Jasmine tea has been around for 700 years, originally from China. It is still the most famous and popular Chinese tea. There are claims that it can make you more calm, reduce anxiety and even stress. Maybe that’s why I like it so much, because I am a bit of a stress-head.
This is an interesting tea. Masala chai is the proper name and in Hindi, it is spelled मसाला चाय. I lived in New Delhi as a little kid. The spice mixture, called Karha, uses a base of ground ginger and green cardamom pods. You might also note cinnamon, star anise, fennel seeds, peppercorn, cloves and even allspice. Often this is mixed with milk, but to aide weight loss, serve without milk.
Buddhist Fasting Tea
I don’t want to recommend a certain brand. You can find some online by doing a search. Here’s one company that is commercially making fasting teas. Really any tea is going to work for fasting, so long as you drink it clear and add no milk. Tea is great when fasting as it is comforting and calming and also warm and soothing. If you feel really low, add a spoon of honey or maple syrup.
Black Snake Tea
There is a type of tea called liquorice tea. Often it is given the name Black Adder tea. It’s groovy and awesome. Luckily I can get it at my local supermarket, but if you can’t find it locally you can buy it online from companies like this one. Something amazing I found out is that the National Institutes of Health reports that liquorice inhibits the spread of HIV in laboratory environments. However, it hasn’t been proven in a humans.
What do you think of my favourite teas? Do you have any faves that I have missed?