Drinking tea offers many health benefits. Along with water, tea is the most widely consumed beverage in the world. Some herbal teas act directly on the neurological or physiological systems. If you are specifically looking to lose weight, these six diet teas will demonstrate the most effective results as they promote weight and fat loss.

Diet teas that promote weight loss and body fat

Herbal teas can be enjoyed either hot or cold and you can add your favorite spice or flower to enhance the flavor. Whichever you choose, these delicious and even medicinal teas will help you lose weight and feel great.

1. Green tea to reduce body fat

By far the most popular, and often labeled the healthiest, green tea, tops the list of the best teas for weight loss . Loaded with polyphenols and epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), both very powerful antioxidants, this tea quickly burns fat and blocks carbohydrate absorption. With caffeine as its active ingredient, this fast-acting tea will stimulate your mind and body.

The weight loss benefits are maximized when the tea is enjoyed hot. Taking a green tea extract will give you the same benefit. Green tea is very tasty on its own, but is very much enjoyed with a hint of lemon.

2. Oolong tea

Like green tea, oolong is packed with EGCGs that work to increase fat oxidation. This tea helps regulate blood sugar to reduce cravings, reduces belly fat and also, this tea will help you maintain the weight once it is gone by blocking fat building enzymes. Oolong tea can also strengthen teeth and fight acne.

Some think it has a bit of a bitter taste so mix it in some raw organic honey and boiled rose water to enjoy this fat burning treat .

3. Mint tea

Whether made with fresh or dried leaves, this tea will awaken your senses and essentially motivate you to be active by helping you burn more calories. With only 2 calories per 8-ounce serving, peppermint tea will aid in digestion and promote healthy bowel movements. In addition, its delicious natural flavor will leave a nice minty taste.

4. Ginger tea

One of the best teas for the diet, ginger tea is a natural appetite suppressant thanks to the great capacities of ginger for this purpose. By tricking your body into feeling full, you will be less inclined to snack and overeat. Ginger also helps with digestion, bloating, inflammation, nausea, and dizziness. For thousands of years, the Chinese have used ginger as a medicine to ward off common colds and flu. Many dietitians will recommend not only drinking ginger tea, but mixing fresh ginger in your favorite juices. Do you want a flat stomach? Drink ginger every day.

5. Rooibos tea

Some weight gain has been shown to be directly correlated with stress. This low-calorie South African tea is rich in aspalathin , which hinders stress and promotes healthy sleep. This naturally sweet tea is also caffeine free and packed with antioxidants that help defend against free radicals attacking your DNA, ultimately weakening your cells. Rooibos tea helps calm the stomach and inflammation.

Dr. Oz recently did a segment showing Rooibos tea and suggested that by swapping a cup of coffee for a cup of Rooibos tea you can lose up to 7.5 pounds a year. Compared to four cups of coffee a day, per month, only a two-pound annual loss.

6. Chamomile tea

Chamomile not only prevents stress and acts as a diuretic, it also helps you sleep, and sleep is essential for weight loss. While you sleep, your body is producing serotonin, a hormone that suppresses your appetite and curbs cravings. Chamomile is also known to have high detoxifying qualities, ridding your body of toxins. It can also reduce anxiety, treat eczema and burns. Chamomile can be enjoyed hot or cold.

As with anything you put on your body, make sure the tea you drink is organic and pesticide-free. There are a lot of brands of tea that contain large amounts of toxins. Looking for good quality.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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