Weight Loss Tea – Very Important For Losing Weight
If you are overweight and looking to lose those excess pounds, try weight loss tea. The most popular tea used for weight loss is green tea but there are others that may be even more effective especially if you combine them or drink different teas at different times of the day.
Recent studies have shown that drinking tea can be a very important aspect of any weight loss plan. So if you are serious about losing weight, get serious about drinking tea. I have heard that all teas come from the same plant and get their different names by when the leaves are picked, where they are grown and the method of processing.
There are four main categories of tea: white, green, black, and oolong.
White tea is the earliest picked from the Camellia sinensis plant and is the least processed of all the teas. It has the most antioxidant properties which help detox the body and help prevent cancer, lowers cholesterol, and is the best tea for healthy skin. White tea has very little caffeine and is very light in color and flavor.
Green tea is the most popular weight loss tea. The lighter flavor of green tea is easily mixed with scent from flowers or fruit to create different flavored teas. Green tea has a high level of cancer fighting antioxidants, lowers blood pressure, fights gum disease and cavities, and helps regulate blood sugar levels. With only 5-10% of the caffeine in a cup of coffee, you can enjoy this tea throughout your day and not have to worry about not being able to sleep at night.
Black tea has been around forever and was the first tea ever introduced to me by my Scottish grandmother. Fully fermented, black tea has a bold flavor and has 20% of the caffeine in a cup of coffee, so still will not keep you awake. Black tea reduces the risk of heart disease by helping prevent the absorption of cholesterol into the blood stream, helps prevent gum disease and cavities and regulates blood sugar and blood pressure. Grandma always had tea and a snack in the afternoon not to mention for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Grandma never drank coffee it was always tea. She would have us drink tea with honey and lemon when we were sick. I still do that today and tea just makes me feel better.
Oolong tea is flavorful and has a sweet aroma. Not as fermented as black tea, oolong tea only has about 15% of the caffeine a cup of coffee does and is the tea mainly served in Chinese restaurants. Oolong tea increases your metabolism and aids in digestion, burns body fat and actually blocks carbohydrates.
All teas aid in digestion, just some more than others. The weight loss properties also vary with Oolong being the most effective tea I have researched. I do believe I have to go get me some of that tea. There are so many types of tea available you could get overwhelmed with all the choices and trying to keep all the health benefits of each one straight. That's why I have only listed the four most popular types of weight loss tea here.