Toasty Teas Keep you Trim & Slim
Tea Boosts Metabolism
Caffeinated teas stimulate thermogenesis, a heat-producing process that can burn up to 80 additional calories per day. According to a study at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, drinking teas also revs fat burn by up to 16 percent.
Tea Blocks Fat Absorption
Japanese scientists found that the aflavin and thearubigin, polyphenols found in black tea, inhibit the activity of the fat-digesting enzyme lipase. This blocks the absorption of dietary fat in the digestive tract to ward off weight gain.
Tea steadies blood sugar: Tea’s pholyphenols help stabilize blood sugar, according to research in the journal diabetes care.
This can help tea drinkers avoid the blood sugar-induced energy crashes and excess belly fat that can result from consuming a high-carb meal.
Weight Loss Tea Recipes
Herb-Infused White Tea Recipe:
|Steep 1 white tea bag, 1 small sprig fresh rosemary and 1/4 tsp. whole cardamom seeds in 1 cup hot water 1 minute (buy cardamom seeds). Remove tea bag and strain, if desired. Add 1 tsp. fresh lemon juice. Sweeten with organic honey or brown sugar to taste. Prep time: 5 min. Bonus! White tea helps even out skin tone.|
Spiced Apple-Cranberry Tea Recipe:
|Steep 1 cinnamon-apple herbal tea bag, 1 sprig fresh rosemary and 1 tbs. chopped fresh mint in 1/4 cup hot cranberry-pomegranate juice and 3/4 cup hot water 2 minutes. Remove tea bag and strain, if desired. Sweeten with organic honey to taste. Prep time: 5 min. Bonus! Cinnamon helps sharpen mental focus.|
Savory Ginger-Sage Tea Recipe:
|Steep 1 Irish breakfast tea bag, 1 tsp. chopped fresh gingerroot and 1 sprig fresh sage in 1 cup hot water 2 minutes. Remove tea bag and strain, if desired. Sweeten with organic maple syrup to taste. Prep Time: 5 min Bonus! Ginger soothes an upset stomach.|
|Sweet Cherry-Vanilla Tea Recipe:||Steep 1 French vanilla tea bag and 1 tbs. chopped crystallized ginger (optional) in 1/2 cup hot cherry juice and 1/2 cup hot water 2 minutes. Remove tea bag. Sweeten with brown sugar to taste. Prep time: 5 min. Bonus! The scent of vanilla improves mood.|
Fenugreek Tea for weight loss:
|A study showed that after eight weeks of consuming a daily drink made from about 1 tbs. of fenugreek, subjects had better blood sugar control and lower cholesterol levels. In addition, some people have reported losing 10 pounds in a week-and 30 total-by drinking fenugreek tea daily. Since fenugreek tea suppresses appetite, it is effective in weight loss. Learn More health benefits of fenugreek tea.|
More Diet Tips and Tools:
More Diet Articles to support your weight loss goals:
- Dr. Oz Tea Diet.
- Superfoods essential to your weight loss
- Dr. Oz’s easy Detox Diet
- The detox diet Menu Tips and Tools
Workout tips to burn more calories!
Including an exercise program to your diet will help you lose more weight and get into shape.
- The kettlebell workout program – it is fun!
- 30 minutes workouts – interval workouts to burn a higher number of calories
- The wave – a new trend in exercise