It’s a New Year, and there’s no better time than now to start shedding those pounds gained from the holidays with a simple night time practice of drinking a cup of hot loose leaf tea. Here is a list of 5 loose tea varieties to help reduce cravings, increase your metabolism, reduce inflammation, and relieve anxiety.
#1 Green Tea
Green tea has been shown in medical studies to increase the body’s metabolism. Green tea contains chemical compounds called catechins, which when released in the body, have the impact of reducing body fat and improving energy metabolism. When consumed regularly, green tea is beneficial in helping increase and maintain weight loss.
#2 Peppermint Tea
Peppermint tea is a herbal tea made from dried peppermint leaves. Peppermint tea is commonly consumed to help aid digestion. Some studies have suggested that it may help with improving energy and concentration. The naturally sweet taste from its essential oils makes it a perfect substitute for dessert in the evening.
#3 Ginger & Turmeric Tea
This amazing duo will knock out inflammation in your body and helps with easing muscle and joint pain. Drinking Ginger Turmeric Tea can help with reducing blood pressure, regulating blood sugar, and increasing metabolism.
#4 Greek Mountain Tea
Greek Mountain Tea (also known as Ironwort) is another natural herbal tea that is harvested in the mountainous areas of the Mediterranean and Balkans. It is well known to the Greeks and has been used for centuries as a tea that helps boost the immune system, and helps reduce stress and anxiety.
German research has shown that Greek Mountain Tea can help improve cognitive function in Alzheimer's patients.
#5 Rooibos Tea
Rooibos tea is a red tea that is harvested from the “red bush plant” in regions of South Africa. This tea contains a flavonoid called Aspalathin, which medical studies have shown to decrease the stress hormones that trigger hunger and fat storage, as well as improve the metabolism of carbohydrates and fats in the body.
"Stack" Your Tea For Maximum Weight Loss Results
Here's a tip: To get the most weight loss out of your loose tea consumption, try stacking your daily tea consumption based on this schedule.
In the morning, the green tea helps increase your energy and boost your metabolism naturally.
In the afternoon, the rooibos helps decrease your stress and reduces your appetite and cravings.
In the late afternoon, ginger and turmeric can help reduce your muscle tightness and pain from a long day on the job.
And to round off the evening, before bed, have a cup of greek mountain tea or peppermint tea to calm your nerves and help your digestion.
- Morning: Drink 1 cup of Green Tea
- Early Afternoon: Drink 1 cup of Rooibos Tea
- Late Afternoon: Drink 1 cup of Ginger Turmeric Tea
- Evening, after dinner: Drink 1 cup of Peppermint Tea or Greek Mountain Tea