Eight powerful herbal teas that support weight loss
1. Hibiscus prevents weight gain. While drinking a herbal tea, there is the tendency that one drinks more water. This may give the feeling of satisfaction and makes one to eat less. Other beverages such as “soft drinks,” sodas and juices come with a lot of calories. Replacing these beverages with Hibiscus tea, will certainly reduce the calory intake and by so doing, the weight of the body. Hibiscus tea helps to normalise blood sugar and insulin levels in those with type 2 diabetes. It helps the body to use sugar more efficiently. Obese individuals are more prone to diabetes than normal. Researchers have discovered that Hibiscus tea helps the body to manage cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the body. Furthermore, Hibiscus can help to detoxify the body by increased diuresis. This helps to eliminate acids and toxins and as these are reduced, the need for fat cells for their storage is also reduced. Not only that, the weight of the water eliminated by increased diuresis is also removed from the body. This lowers the weight of the body and reduces bloating and swelling.
2. Rooibos tea
This tea is Native to South Africa and there it is known as redbush tea. It is full of antioxidants and also caffeine-free. Rooibos tea is processed from a shrub known as Aspalathus Linearis from the West coast of South Africa. Antioxidants in Rooibos tea are quercetin, luteolin and Aspalathus and with these antioxidants this tea is able to balance blood sugar level and reduce insulin resistance.
3. Bilberry tea (Vaccinum myrtillus)
Characteristically, the plant Bilberry, bears many seeded berries, blue Black in colour. These seeds are full of powerful antioxidants. They usually grow in humus-rich soil and in open Woods in Lowlands around mountains. Bilberry tea is similar to Black tea.Health benefits of bilberry tea include: suppressing the appetite which reduces the Amount of calories that an individual can take. With a reduction in calories, more fats will have to burnt by the liver leading to less weight. It also reduces cravings for sugary and fatty foods. As an addition to the benefits of bilberry tea, the antioxidants in this tea, helps to boost the immune system. Specifically, it improves the vision optimises optical health status. One cup of this tea drank daily before dinner, ensures a good optical health.
4. Ginseng tea
Ginseng tea come in different types depending on the continent/country where they are cultivated. The Chinese have used it for centuries as a herbal medicine. It is in to be appropriate for overall well-being, build up of stamina and energy. Due to its ability to build up energy and strength, ginseng tea combats tiredness and lethargy, increasing physical work and energy level. This production of energy is as a result of an individual’s ability to do more physical work, burning more calories and reducing weight. Ginseng tea also boosts metabolism and able to block the production of fat cells.No
Furthermore, ginseng tea is known to be rich in adaptogens. Adaptogens are substances that help the body to cope with physical, emotional and environmental stress. Ginseng tea is a preferred tea where excessive weight gain is associated with stress and obesity. As an addition, ginseng tea has been found to be affective in blood sugar control in obese individuals who have diabetes.
5. Rose tea
As expected, Rose tea is has a fragrant and enticing aroma, having been gotten from the Rose flower. It is a caffeine-free tea with a lot of antioxidants. Indeed, it has more antioxidants than Green tea. Rose tea is a detoxifying tea which is also capable of preventing constipation. Its ability to cause loss of weight can be traced to its detoxifying property, prevention of constipation and content of vitamins A, B3, C, D and E. Additionally Rose tea can fight infections and in a healthy way, it can be used to satisfy sugar cravings without eating or drinking real tea. This is achieved mainly by Red Rose tea which has a fruity flavour compared to peach, oranges and lemon. This action of Red Rose helps to achieve more weight loss.
6. Yerba mate tea
This tea is traditionally a South American drink that is made from the dried and aged Yerba mate plant. Like most herbal teas, Yerba mate tea contains powerful antioxidants known as polyphenols. Yerba mate plant is similar to coffee and dark chocolate as it has been found to contain caffeine, theophylline, theobromine, several minerals and amino acids.
Yerba Mate tea function by stimulating the nervous system and increase muscle relaxation. Furthermore, in its action to cause Weight loss, this tea reduces appetite and causes thermogenesis. Thermogenesis is increased diuresis, appetite suppression and increased rate of burning calories.
7. Feiyan tea
Feiyan tea is a caffeine-free herbal tea derived from a medicinal plant that is rich in anti-hyperlipidemic agents known as Lipid lowering drugs.
Feiyan tea functions by suppressing the appetite, boosting metabolism, reducing swelling and bloating and detoxifying the body. It also has the ability to stimulate the oxidation of fat, thereby reducing the amount of fat in the body.
8. Parongaba tea
This is a product of South America. As a plant, it produces berries that look like coffee beans. These berries from the Parongaba plant contain allantoic acid, allantoin, Potassium and unlike most herbal teas, it contains caffeine. Parongaba tea, like most herbal teas, functions in weight loss by by boosting metabolism, suppressing appetite and increase energy levels. Also, this tea combats fatty tissues while enhancing respiratory and cardiovascular health. Wlth the total well being achieved in the consumption of Parongaba tea, the focus can now be on the exercises that are indicated for more weight loss.
Parongaba tea is very popular brand in Brazil especially among the womenfolk who use it to keep in shape.