Initially, I was not much more of a tea person; it used to be a sometimes episode when I felt like having tea and I did so. But this completely changed during my visit to a tea factory in Ooty where I tasted a freshly brewed tea. Since then I have started loving to have tea. I am sure many of you reading the article are tea lovers. Did you know that Tea is the second most-consumed drink after water around the world? This common drink is available in many types and also benefits the health in many ways, one of such benefits is Weight loss. Thinking about how is tea good for weight loss? Teas have catechins and caffeine present which helps in boosting the metabolism and helps the body to burn more calories.
There are different varieties of teas available globally. We shall be particularly talking about a few that help you to cut down the extra weight and burn the extra fats.
1. Spearmint tea
It works well for women with hormonal imbalance or PCOS issues due to the presence of antioxidants and flavonoids. It also helps to reduce the male hormones testosterone and improves the levels of female hormones like oestradiol, Follicle-stimulating hormone, and luteinizing hormone which helps in ovulation.
How to make spearmint tea
Wash the spearmint leaves. Boil water in a vessel, once it boils, turn off the gas and add the washed leaves cover and let it steep for 3-5 mins. After 3-5 mins, pour the tea into a cup and add 1 teaspoon honey and stir well, add lemon juice and serve hot or cold.
2. Green Tea
Green tea is considered to be one of the best tea for weight loss. The presence of Catechins and antioxidants in Green tea helps to burn belly fat. Epigallocatechin helps to stop the breakdown of norepinephrine which helps to break the fats. Other than this, Green tea also helps to increase the metabolism, which further helps in weight loss. An added benefit of green tea is - effective in naturally battling PCOS in women.
Wondering how to use Green tea for weight loss? The best time to drink green tea for weight loss is before going for exercise or 2 hours post meals.
How to make green tea at home for weight loss
Boil water in a vessel, once it boils, turn off the gas and add the green tea leaves cover and let it steep for 1-2 mins. After 1-2 mins, pour the tea into a cup if required you can add honey or lemon and serve hot.
3. Black tea
Black tea is the most oxidized tea amongst all due to this it gets its black color. It is also known as red tea. It is considered to be a prebiotic as it helps to increase the gut microbes which further helps to improve digestion and burn fats. Due to high caffeine content, it also helps to boost the metabolic rate. The flavones in the black tea helps to reduce the BMI and helps to reduce the waist circumference, hence it is good to include black tea benefits for weight loss.
How to make it black tea for weight loss
Boil water in a vessel, once it boils, add the tea and after a minute turn off the heat. Cover and let it steep for 2 mins. After 2 mins, pour the tea into a cup if required you can add honey, sugar, or lemon and serve hot.
4. Chamomile Tea
It is also a good source of antioxidants. It helps to detoxify the body and helps to increase the secretion of the digestive juices which further helps improve digestion. It also helps to reduce bloating, water retention. Other than this it also helps to reduce the appetite which further helps in reduced caloric intake leading to weight loss. Drink a cup of this tea before meals to see the maximum benefits.
How to make chamomile tea for weight loss
Boil water in a vessel, once it boils, turn off the gas and add the tea leaves cover and let it steep for 1 min. After 1 min, strain the tea into a cup if required you can add honey or lemon and serve hot.
5. Cinnamon tea
Cinnamon is very well known for its health benefits. It is anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antibiotic properties. It also helps to detoxify the body. Cinnamon tea helps to boost the metabolism. It also helps to manage insulin levels and helps in weight and fat loss.
Cinnamon tea is particularly effective for those on their periods. It naturally reduces the cramps during periods. Drink this tea before sleeping so it can work on the metabolism when you are resting.
How to make cinnamon tea for weight loss
Boil water in a vessel, and add a cinnamon stick to it. Once it boils, turn off the gas, cover, and let it steep for 10 mins. After 10 mins, strain the tea in a cup and add honey and mix well. Serve hot.
6. Kahwa- A Kashmiri Tea
Kahwa is made with a mixture of spices. Used for ages due to its health benefits. Kahwa helps to increase the metabolism and increases the fat breakdown which further helps in weight loss. It also helps to detoxify the body. Start the day with a cup of this Kahwa to stay fresh and energetic the whole day.
How to make kahwa for weight loss
In a vessel, add water, Kashmiri green tea, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves and bring it to boil, and let it simmer for 2-4 mins. Strain it in another vessel and add saffron strands and give a quick boil and serve.
You could also use girnar green tea desi kahwa for weight loss. This is commonly available at stores.
7. Lemon tea
It detoxifies the body and helps to get the body rid of all the toxins. Other than this, it also helps to increase metabolism which helps to lose weight. It provides good hydration to the body and helps to give the feeling of fullness.
How to make lemon tea for weight loss
Boil water in a vessel, turn off the gas, add in lemon zest, mint leaves and let it steep for a min. In a cup, add lemon juice, honey, and strain in the steeped water, mix well and serve hot.
8. Turmeric Tea
Turmeric is used extensively for its health effect. It has curcumin which makes it a wonder spice. It has an anti-inflammatory effect on the body. It also helps in managing the insulin levels, prevents metabolic syndrome, and helps in boosting the metabolism. It also helps to improve the digestion rate. Drink a cup of this tea in the morning or the evening.
How to make turmeric tea for weight loss
In a vessel, add water, grate ginger and bring it to boil, after it boils, turn off the gas. Add turmeric powder and let it steep for 1-2 mins. After 1-2 mins, strain and serve.
Now that you know that that tea does help in weight loss start including these teas in your routine. You can also add sabja seeds to your diet for improved weight loss results. Adding jowar for weight loss to your diet is also a simple switch that will reap positive results.
There is no specific tea that is the best when it comes to weight loss. You can use any of these regularly in your daily routines and continue it for a month at least. If required you can try the other tea after a month.