Teas are herbs, leaves, flowers, and other plants that have been dried and are then seeped in hot water to create a hot brew (or in cold water for a cold brew). While this is common knowledge, many people don’t understand tea is extremely healthy.
In fact, if you drink the right teas, they can even help you lose weight. If you’re interested in losing weight using tea, you should check out the different types of weight loss tea below.
1. Green Tea
Green tea has been a favorite for decades for those looking for natural weight loss aids. Green tea has several powerful antioxidants, though the most important one for weight loss is EGCG.
This antioxidant doesn’t just boost your metabolism, it also helps the productivity of the liver, so it burns fat faster. On top of all this, it has been known to suppress appetite, so you’ll be eating less, too.
2. Oolong Tea
Like green tea, oolong helps boost the metabolism. It also breaks down fat, so that you’re burning more doing the same activities you did before drinking oolong. And, oolong is delicious. While green tea has a very distinct taste of its own, oolong tastes much lighter, almost like a floral tea.
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3. Yerba Mate
Yerba mate has been used for hundreds of years as a medicinal plant. Found mostly in South America, yerba mate is packed full of minerals and amino acids, plus some caffeine to give you a boost of energy.
Yerba Mate is a perfect tea if you want to limit your meal portions. It acts as a strong appetite suppressor, as well as a calorie burner.
4. Bilberry Tea
Another appetite suppressant, bilberry tea is fruity tasting, perfect for an afternoon drink. Bilberry tea works specifically to minimize your hunger for sugary and overly salted foods.
While it has many other benefits, its ability to help you control how much you eat is why it makes such a great weight loss tea.
5. Mint Tea
Delicious and refreshing, mint tea also has another thing working for it: Its smell. That’s right! Studies have shown that certain smells can change how or what a person is thinking about.
So, for example, if you smell fresh donuts, guess what? You’re probably going to want to eat fresh donuts. Mint, however, does the opposite of that. It makes you less hungry, therefore keeping you from snacking or eating.
6. Ginseng Tea
Another tea that has been used for centuries, ginseng is often used for medicinal purposes. It shouldn’t come as a big shock, then, that it also has some weight loss capabilities.
Ginseng is full of things called adaptogens, which make it harder for your body to store fat. So, the more you drink of this fragrant tea, the more calories you’ll be able to burn.
7. Hibiscus Tea
One of two flower teas on this list, the second is next, hibiscus is a great metabolism booster. More than just a pretty flower, hibiscus has a high flavonoid count and several nutrients and minerals. All these add up to create a tea that gets the metabolism working better and keeps your blood from absorbing carbs. Win/win!
8. Rose Tea
Just like the flower it’s made from, rose tea has an amazing smell. And, rose tea is the perfect drink for detoxification and cleaning out your digestive system. Because it detoxifies your entire body, it won’t just leave you slimmer, it will also help make your skin look clearer and brighter.
If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, rose tea is definitely a good option for you. Because it’s naturally sweet, when it’s mixed with fruit teas, it almost tastes like a dessert.
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9. White Tea
Green tea shouldn’t get all the attention when it comes to weight loss. White tea is actually the least processed tea of all, since it’s dried naturally in the sun, so it has more antioxidants than most of the other teas.
White tea works in the body as a kind of shield. It keeps cells from absorbing fat, all while breaking those fats down at an extremely alarming rate.
10. Rooibos Tea
This tea has definitely become a favorite over the years. Rooibos tea leaves are found on one specific bush in one specific town in South Africa. It’s been a staple for East Africans for decades, but is now becoming more mainstream as people realize its amazing health benefits.
Rooibos is a very relaxing tea, making all your stress hormones calm down. And when those hormones calm down, you don’t want to eat as much and your body doesn’t feel it needs to store as much fat. The results? A thinner YOU!