How To Use Tea For Weight Loss

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Weight loss is a common goal for many. Whether you are looking to shed a few pounds or much more, tea can be used as part of a successful weight loss regimen. These five natural teas, consumed regularly, can help improve your health and help you lose weight faster by stimulating metabolism, decreasing appetite and generally improving your body function.

  1. Green Tea
Green tea is not only good for your immune system it can also help you lose weight. Research suggests that drinking 3-5 cups of green tea each day can help burn an extra 70-80 calories per day through a process called thermogenesis. This is the process of heat production in organisms. The high caffeine content in green tea also increases energy and helps the body burn more calories.

  1. Oolong Tea
Oolong tea is one of the most common teas used for weight loss. According to a Japanese study, women who sipped oolong tea for a period of six weeks noticed an increase in both energy and metabolism, which helped them lose weight. Oolong tea also blocks the body’s uptake of fat and carbohydrates, leading to an increased ability to lose weight.

  1. White Tea
White tea can also be used for weight loss because it naturally prevents the cells in the body from storing fat. The caffeine content in white tea also increases energy and speeds up metabolism, helping you get the most out of your workout. White tea also acts as a natural appetite suppressant.

  1. Black Tea
Black tea works in a similar fashion as oolong tea. It helps increase metabolism naturally and blocks the body’s uptake of fat and carbohydrates. Its high caffeine content gives your body more energy and helps you burn calories faster. Black tea also acts as a natural body detoxifier. Detoxifying the body of harmful chemicals and processed food improves digestion and helps aid in weight loss.

  1. Licorice Tea
According to a study published in the 2003 Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, participants who consumed licorice tea for two months noticed a decrease in body fat mass. Drinking licorice tea during a high-fat meal may help counteract its affects, but only if used in this way once in the while.

How to Use Tea for Weight Loss

The best way to use any of these teas for weight loss is to consume 2-5 cups per day during a meal or before a workout. Opt for decaffeinated versions at dinner to avoid insomnia and jitteriness.

Drinking tea can help boost your metabolism, increase your energy and prevent your body from absorbing high amounts of fat. Adding one or more of these teas to a healthy, whole-food diet and exercise plan can help you lose inches and weight more easily. Plus, tea is filled with antioxidants, which fight the free radicals that cause colds, flu and premature aging!

Jaime A. Heidel is the founder of I Told You I Was Sick, a website dedicated to helping those suffering with mystery symptoms find natural ways to heal.

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