Losing weight is a matter of maintaining a healthy diet and exercising consistently. Although there are no miracles, there are some varieties of tea that help decrease body fat. These are the 8 types of tea that help achieve this, according to science.
The eternal question: how to lose weight without dieting? Despite the fact that many people try to achieve this miracle that can only be achieved through effort, a good diet and exercise, the truth is that there are certain foods (or, in this case, drinks) that could help you a little to achieve that goal.
So, if you are a tea lover you are in luck, since this hot drink is not only healthy, but drinking tea has also been associated with a number of benefits such as it can help fight abdominal fat, according to science, which has proven that certain types are more effective than others for achieve it.
Then, the 8 best teas to decrease body fat.
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This is one of the best known types of tea and is related to many health benefits.
In a 2008 study, 60 obese people followed a standardized diet for 12 weeks while regularly drinking green tea or a placebo. Over the course of the study, those who drank green tea lost 3.3 kg more weight than the group given the placebo.
Another study revealed that those who consumed this drink for 12 weeks significantly reduced their weight, body fat, and waist circumference, compared to the group who did not drink it.
This may be because the green tea extract is especially rich in catechins, some natural antioxidants They can stimulate metabolism and increase fat burning.
What differentiates black tea from other types of tea is that it has suffered more oxidation, a chemical reaction that occurs when tea leaves are exposed to air, causing it to darken.
Several studies have found that black tea could be effective when it comes to weight control.
A study that monitored 111 people who drank 3 cups of black tea a day for 3 months revealed that they lost weight and also reduced waist circumference.
This is believed to be due to their high content of flavones, a type of vegetable pigment with antioxidant properties.
Unlike other teas, white tea is harvested and dried in the sun before being bottled. This type of tea tends to contain higher concentrations of catechins and polyphenols than other more processed teas, some compounds help to block the development of new fat cells.
A study published in the Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism examined the effects of white tea on fat cells in vitro and this variety was found to contain high amounts of EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), a type of catechin. EGCG also helps speed up fat metabolism.
Peppermint tea is one of the allies to combat cravings that often ruin any diet.
It appears that the ability of peppermint tea to reduce craving for junk food has to do with aroma. A study published in the Journal of Neurological and Orthopedic Medicine showed that people who inhaled peppermint essential oil every 2 hours lost an average of 2.27 kg per month, as it had an impact on appetite.
Peppermint tea also helps reduce anxiety and stress, so reduces the negative impact that high levels of cortisol have on metabolism.
Originally from the Chinese province of Yunnan, pu-er tea is a type of traditional fermented tea. It is made by oxidizing tea leaves after they have been dried and rolled.
In one study, 70 men received either a puerh tea extract capsule or a placebo. After 3 months, those taking the puerh tea capsule lost approximately 1 kg more than the placebo group.
Current research is limited to puerh tea extract, so more research is needed to see if the same effects apply when drinking it as a tea.
Oolong tea or blue tea
Oolong tea It is full of catechins similar to those found in green tea. These catechins work by promoting your body’s ability to break down fat, which can increase your energy levels and accelerate fat loss.
A study published in the Chinese Journal of Integrative Medicine examined the effects of this drink on 102 obese people. About 70% of participants lost at least 1 kg, while 22% lost more than 2.7 kg, leading the researchers to conclude that oolong tea may be an effective way to reduce body fat content. and weight.
The Kombucha is a fermented tea made with a symbiotic culture of bacteria and yeast and that has a large number of health benefits.
This variety of tea contains probiotic bacteria and acetic acid, compounds that aid in weight loss.
Studies have shown that probiotics can not only reduce the number of calories absorbed from food, but they can also influence the hormones the body produces in relation to appetite, fat storage and obesity.
Acetic acid, meanwhile, helps curb hunger cravings and also reduces overall weight by inhibiting the body’s ability to form fat cells.
Rooibos tea is a sweet tea rich in polyphenols, including flavonoids, which are directly related to weight loss.
A 2014 study suggested that rooibos may help improve weight loss by increasing leptin levels. Leptin is the hormone that tells your brain that you are full.
In addition, it contains a chemical compound known as aspalatin that helps prevent hunger and keeps you satisfied longer. This compound also helps reduce the production of stress hormones like cortisol.
This article was published in Business Insider Spain by Andrea Gómez Bobillo.