Quite a few factors should be taken into account when choosing the best tea on weight loss. In this article I want to share my experience of choosing the best tea for me through some popular tea.
This variety of tea has had a lot of good reviews and some of the benefits I was able to gather about green tea are the following:
It has anti-ageing properties. It has antioxidants which work on the free radicals that damage our cells until they die and which eventually begins the aging process. Thus green tea works on these free radicals and prevents the death of our cells thus retarding aging.
It reduces the risk of developing heart disease. Its antioxidants prevents damage to the heart muscle cells
It lowers and controls blood pressure because it dilutes the blood and prevents it from thickening or clotting.
Its powerful anti-oxidants hunt for and destroy cancer cells.
The catechins in green tea speed up metabolism and its fat burning capabilities promote weight loss.
This variety of tea is said to burn more fats than green tea can and has been popularized as the weight loss tea. Oolong, also known as Wulong, is said to contain a powerful quantity of polyphenols which:
helps shed stubborn pounds by increasing the metabolism
blocks the fattening effects of carbohydrates
stops tooth decay and promote strong and healthy teeth
enhances mental functions
rejuvenates the skin
strengthens the immune system
Oolong tea is known to have the combined properties of both green tea and black tea. Its capability to block fat absorption and carbohydrates in the blood is most helpful in weight loss.
Chrysanthemum Herbal Tea
From the chrysanthemum flowers, Ju Hua, this herbal tea is said to be good for relieving a lot of health problems. The chrysanthemum herbal tea is known for its medicinal uses such as:
cure for acne
awakens the senses and keeps the brain alert
treats varicose veins and other circulatory disorders
aids in digestion and weight loss
relieves headaches, migraines and dizziness
strengthens the lungs
cures blood pressure and some heart diseases
great for the treatment of fever, flu and sore throat
improves the vision and reduces dryness and itchiness in the eyes
Pu-erh tea although not so popular also contains some unique benefits and has now been researched and studied to:
help decrease blood cholesterol level
Improve fat metabolism thus aiding in weight loss
Stimulate weight loss
Balance the body’s system
Less caffeine than coffee
There are a lot of tea varieties that we can discuss here but these four have caught my attention and has made it harder for me to decide and choose the best tea for weight loss. What did I do? Instead of choosing the best of the four I started drinking them by mixing some of the tea leaves in one cup and found that combining them has done wonders to the taste of the tea and I feel has improved and increased my weight more.