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Discover Why A Cup Of Tea Is Good For Your Health And Weight

By Dr. Michael Richardson
Updated April 14, 2016

By now it’s no secret that tea has mega health benefits. Tea leaves are packed with antioxidants that support good health in many ways. Antioxidants help counteract free radical damage, which prevents oxidation inside your body and helps you fight all kinds of health issues, including cancer and heart disease.

Sipping tea is a great choice for just about anyone. There are many kinds of tea that are good for enhancing your overall well-being and to help block fat for a healthy number on the scale. Try adding these types of tea to your pantry. When sipped in conjunction with other healthy lifestyle choices, you can look and feel great every single day of your life.

Green Tea

There are so many good reasons to drink green tea, but it’s a great choice for fat blocking. According to the experts, green tea is loaded with EGCG, a cathechin that can help control appetite hormones as well as helping to block the triggers that lead to diabetes and obesity.

The research into drinking green tea for weight and fat blocking is still new, and much more needs to be done, but preliminary studies point to green tea as one way for people to stay healthy and control their weight.

You’ll also love green tea because it can help boost your metabolism, which helps your body more efficiently burn calories, even at rest. Green tea is beneficial hot or cold, but avoid sweetened versions because they are packed with sugar, which can counteract the good of the green tea.

Sip a few mugs of green tea each day, and in no time at all, you’ll most likely start to notice changes that you will love.

White Tea

The experts say that white tea is probably the type of tea that is highest in antioxidants because it is most often dried in the sunshine. Studies show that white tea can help block fat storage in your body and help break that fat down once it’s already formed inside your body.

When this happens, you can help shed some excess weight and help keep your body looking svelte and trim. In addition, some research shows that white tea can also aid your liver in turning fat into energy that your body can burn and use for daily tasks and for exercise.

Most people enjoy white tea hot, and you should allow it to seep for several minutes to fully release all of the antioxidants.

Rooibos Tea

This type of tea isn’t quite as common as some of the other types, but you’ll love adding it to your tea drinking repertoire. According to research studies, rooibos tea has been linked to a reduced formation of fat cells in your body.

In addition, rooibos tea has specific polyphenols that can help lower stress levels. This is great for well-being and weight control because stress spikes hunger hormones, which can lead to overeating, something that increases fat in your body as well as leading to weight gain.

The simple act of sipping hot tea enhances these stress relief benefits. Look for rooibos tea at health food stores or large supermarkets. You won’t be sorry!

Black Tea

This is perhaps the most common kind of tea out there and is one that can be enjoyed both hot and cold. Most iced tea you purchase in stores, gas stations and restaurants is black tea or a black tea blend.

The reason why black tea is such an excellent choice is because it’s one that can reduce your fat storage hormones, helping prevent your body from holding on to fat that you don’t want on your body. In addition, research shows that black tea helps regulate cortisol levels.

Cortisol is a stress hormone that can lead to overeating and weight gain. By drinking black tea, you can help prevent fat storage all over your body.

Pu-erh Tea

Maybe you’ve never heard of this kind of tea, but that needs to change right now. This is a fermented green tea that has been linked to lower triglyceride levels and reduced belly fat storage within your body. The benefits of this kind of tea are similar to traditional green tea blends.

That means you can count on it to help control your appetite hormones, helping prevent fat storage all over your body. If you love green tea, you will love trying this version of it.

Barberry Tea

According to the research, this type of tea blocks fat storage, but also helps prevent weight gain, even if you’re on a high-fat diet. The plant that this type of tea is made out of has also been linked to boosting fat burning and helps keeps you from absorbing fat into your entire body.

You might have to look at specialty stores for barberry tea or order it online because it’s a bit harder to find than other types of tea.

Oolong Tea

This is a floral tea that is packed with catechins, which are known to boost metabolism. When you rev up your metabolism, you burn more calories, which helps reduce fat storage in your body and ensures that you burn more calories, something that helps control your weight.

When you have a normal weight, your overall sense of well-being is much higher and you’re healthier in general than you are when you’re carrying around a few extra pounds. In addition to all that, a study shows that people who drank oolong tea on a regular basis lost about a pound per week. Oolong tea is great when consumed hot.

Mint Tea

When you want to quash your overactive appetite, mint tea is the clear answer. Mint is a scent that research links to appetite control, so when you drink mint tea, it can help you control your appetite and cravings, meaning you can prevent fat storage and weight gain at the same time. In some cases, simply sniffing the tea can help, but drinking it increases your antioxidant intake. Mint tea is good both hot and iced, so go ahead and drink it the way you love it best.

Pin It While tea can’t hurt when you are attempting to get healthier and drop some weight, it can’t be the only healthy lifestyle choice you make. To ensure that you reach a healthy weight, you must eat a variety of nutritious foods and get plenty of exercise each day. If you are having trouble preventing fat storage and weight loss, talk to your doctor about additional choices you can make to help speed things along.

In the meantime, enjoy your favorite types of tea every day to help you reach the goals you’ve set for yourself. Mix and match all of these to enhance the benefits and cover all of your bases. Good health, a nutritious diet and overall well-being have never tasted so good before.

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Katherine Hurst
By Dr. Michael Richardson
Passionate about sharing the latest scientifically sound health, fitness and nutrition advice and information, Dr Richardson received his Master of Science in Nutrition from New York University, and a Bachelor Degree from New Jersey University. He has since gone on to specialize in sports nutrition, weight management and helping his patients to heal physical ailments by making changes to their eating habits and lifestyles.

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