Teas that promote weight loss

Consuming tea, in general, has been linked with numerous health benefits including preventing red blood cells from getting damaged and reducing the risk of various heart diseases.

Some studies have been associating tea drinking with weight loss and the reduction of belly fat. Certain types of tea have been found to be more effective than other types in achieving this.

Thus, we collected the best teas to promote weight loss and decrease belly fat.

Green tea

Green tea is one of the most famous types of teas and it’s linked to various health benefits. It is also one of the most effective teas when it comes to weight loss. This is because green tea extract is extremely high in catechins, which are natural antioxidants that can improve your metabolism and increase the burning of fat, especially in the belly area.

It also contains bioactive substances like caffeine and EGCG, which can have powerful effects on your metabolism. Furthermore, the substances in green tea increase the levels of hormones that are responsible for fat burning in our system.

Puerh tea

A unique form of tea called Puerh is named after the town of Pu-erh in the Yunnan province. Puerh tea belongs to the Chinese black tea family and has a calming, earthy aroma that develops over time. The longer it’s stored, the stronger the aroma is.

Some studies were done to both animals and humans that showed that Puerh tea is able to enhance weight loss. Puerh tea suppresses fatty acid synthesis which then affects the process of lipogenesis transforming fat into energy almost straight away after your meal. This prevents fat from building up and also prevents weight gain. Furthermore, it has been found to lower blood sugar and blood triglyceride levels.

Black tea

Black tea is rich in antioxidants called flavonoids, or otherwise known as polyphenols, which are associated with a lot of health benefits such as weight loss. Furthermore, the polyphenols in black tea help with the gut’s production of short-chain fatty acids, which have been shown to increase metabolism.

Oolong tea

Oolong tea is a traditional type of Chinese tea that has been oxidized partially. It is often described as having a fruity, fragrant aroma and a very unique flavor. Various studies have shown that oolong tea can promote weight loss by improving the fat burning process and speeding up metabolism. The polyphenols in oolong tea are at least partially responsible for weight-loss benefits.

White tea

White tea is very lightly processed and carefully picked while the plant is still young. It has a very distinct flavor which differs from other types of tea. It has a subtle, delicate, light sweet taste. The benefits of white tea have been well-researched over the years and they range from improving health to killing cancer cells.

White tea and green tea have the same amount of catechins which both contribute to fast and effective weight loss.

Furthermore, white tea effectively inhibits the formation of new fat cells, which are known as adipocytes. Since new fat cell formation is reduced, weight gain is also reduced.

 

Rooibos tea

Rooibos tea is an herbal tea made from the leaves and thin stems of the South African bushy plant. It has been used for its weight loss properties. It is rich in antioxidants like aspalathin and nothofagin which are responsible for helping to scavenge the harmful free oxygen radicals that tend to damage DNA.

Source: BrightSide