01/7Weight Loss: 5 teas to burn belly fat
Not just what you eat, but what you drink also makes a huge difference to your weight loss journey. And talking about drinks, did you know one simple beverage, which is right there in your kitchen, can do wonders for your weight loss goals?
Experts suggest, drinking green tea regularly is an excellent habit if you are trying to lose weight. If you are planning to use this super easy method to fulfil your weight loss goals, here is a list of six scientifically proven green teas that can help you melt belly fat.
02/7What do experts say?
As per experts, green tea is no magic drink that will melt away belly fat. When you pair it with your healthy eating habits and regular workout routine, it’s then that the beverage starts showing its magic. The real way tea can help you is when you substitute your morning coffee, packed juice, soda or after dinner drinks with it.
Green tea inhibits the effect of enzymes that aid in digestion and thus reduces the rate of sugar and fat absorption and reduce the calorie load of a meal.
03/7The simple green tea
Green tea is the most talked about tea for weight loss. A 2008 study found that people who drank green tea regularly lost 7.3 pounds more weight than those who didn’t.
The tea is packed with catechins, a type of antioxidant that can boost your metabolism and assists with breaking down fat.
Catechins activate the AMP (activate protein kinase), which helps the body to use fat as fuel.
A 2011 study found that the combination of caffeine and catechins work wonders in breaking down fat and burning calories.
Black tea has the highest amount of caffeine, which makes it weight loss friendly. More caffeine means an extra boost of energy that can help you burn more calories.
A study conducted in 2014 found that drinking three cups of black tea regularly increased weight loss as well as reduced waist circumference.
Apart from more caffeine, black tea also has more flavonoids. A study conducted on 4,280 people found that people who consumed more flavones from food and beverages had a lower body mass index than those who didn’t.
A hot cup of peppermint tea acts as a natural appetite suppressant. Even just sniffing the tea every two hours can provide the same benefits.
Oolong tea is made from leaves of the same plant from which green tea and black tea are made and thus it offers the same benefits for weight loss.
The polyphenols in the tea can rev up your metabolism, help your body to use stored fat as energy, which in turn helps with weight loss.
A study conducted in 2009 on Chinese women found that subjects who had two cups of oolong tea every day lost 2.2 extra pounds over the course of six weeks.
A 2001 study found that drinking oolong tea just for three days increased energy expenditure by 2.9 per cent as compared to water, which is equivalent to 281 more calories per day.
White tea is the least processed variety of tea and has the highest fat-burning micronutrients known as polyphenols.
White tea helps in breaking down the fat and prevents the new fat cells from forming. White tea can also boost your metabolism by 4-5 per cent, resulting in burning an extra 70-100 more calories per day.