HERBS BOOST METABOLISM
Slimming Tea: The Best Varieties To Help You Lose Weight!
Tea is not only a low-calorie, healthy drink, but also the herbs can help stimulate metabolism and calm your nerves. The right tea can help you lose weight and stick with your diet. Ulrike Kerch and Lars Hämmerling from the teashop, Leipzig, introduce you to the best slimming varieties.
Slimming Tea: Yerba Mate Tea
This Latin American tea is great for weight loss. Yerba Mate tea contains many minerals and vitamins. Caffeine and saponins increase metabolism and help burn calories. Incidentally in Latin America fresh Mate leaves are chewed to suppress appetite.
Ideal time: Morning. Yerba Mate contains caffeine, which wakes you up and suppresses your appetite. It is not quite comparable to coffee since the caffeine is combined with different active ingredients.
Slimming Tea: Ginger Tea
Ginger tea is an all-rounder. Ginger contains many important vitamins such as vitamin A, B and C as well as minerals (potassium, iron, calcium, magnesium, sodium) and is therefore, especially in winter, great for your immune system. Ginger tea is also said to have a stimulating effect on the body and mind. The essential oils in ginger have a soothing effect when nauseous. Ginger tea helps you lose weight mainly because it boosts your metabolism and thus burns calories. In addition, the tea supports you entire digestive system and detoxifies the body.
Ideal time: Drink a cup after each meal.
Slimming Tea: White Tea
White tea is a tasty all-around tea to help you lose weight. White tea supports the body’s defenses, which can sometimes be weakened when you are on a diet. In addition, it increases your metabolism so you burn more calories. Careful when making white tea; it is best to make it with water that is not yet boiling.
Ideal time: In the afternoon. It is said that this is when your taste buds are most sensitive to the tea.
Slimming Tea: Oolong Tea
Oolong tea is considered an optimal tea for weight loss. Drinking three to four cups each day is recommended. The secret: The saponins contained in oolong tea help the body's own enzymes cleave fat, so it can be excreted undigested. In addition, the caffeine boosts your metabolism. In China, oolong tea is often served with greasy foods. The tea also contains antioxidants, which help detoxify your body! Oolong tea is neither black nor green tea, but instead a combination of the two, which is why it is also called a semi-fermented tea. It combines the active ingredients of both teas but has less caffeine than black tea.
Ideal Time: All day long. The slightly lower caffeine content it is also suitable for evenings.
Slimming Tea: St. John’s Wort Tea
This little plant with yellow flowers can stimulate your body's happiness hormone serotonin. This helps with more than a classic hangover since it can replace those little calorie high snacks that just end up making you tired.
Ideal Time: Afternoon. This is when your performance and motivation drops to an all time low. This is the perfect time for a little break and some tea. Now you can continue your day with full force with the help of this natural mood enhancer.
Slimming Tea: Green Tea
Generally any type of green tea is good to help you with your diet due to tannins it contains. Ulrike Kerch and Lars Hämmerling from the teashop, Leipzig, recommend the varieties Gyokuro and Sencha. The bitter substances contained in green tea act as appetite suppressants and reduce the desire for sweets. The caffeine in green tea is invigorating and stimulates your metabolism. Green tea can also help reduce fat absorption in the stomach and intestines. In addition, green tea has a regenerative effect on your intestines.
Ideal Time: 2 to 3 cups daily is best for breakfast and lunch since the caffeine makes the tea a stimulant.
Slimming Tea: Rooibos
This tea from South Africa is a natural appetite suppressant and helps in weight loss because it stops the desire for sweets. This is especially true due to sweet taste. If you combine rooibos tea with just scrape a little off vanilla beans the effect is intensified. Rooibos contains many minerals and an unusual amount of iron.
Ideal Time: Afternoon. Tea is better than cake.
Slimming tea: Hops Tea
When trying to lose weight it is best if you can combine hops tea with valerian. One cup is enough since the taste is not great. The effect on the central nervous system, on the other hand, is amazing. The tea can help you relax and is especially helpful in keeping you from going for alcohol. Hops tea is made from an herb that calms the nerves and helps you fall asleep.