10 teas that actually help you lose weight
Taiwanese researchers studied over 1,100 people over 10 years and found that those who drank tea regularly had 19.6% less body fat than those who didn’t. Read on to find out which teas do the job best and how to get the most out of them.
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Green tea literally burns fat — it’s not a figure of speech. Researchers attribute the fat-burning properties of green tea to catechins, specifically EGCG, the name for a group of antioxidant compounds that break down adipose tissue by speeding up metabolism, increasing the release of fat from fat cells (especially in the abdomen), and then accelerating the fat-burning capacity of the liver.
Research shows that combining regular green tea consumption with exercise can maximize the weight loss benefits. In one study, participants who combined a daily habit of drinking 4-5 cups of green tea with a 25-minute workout lost a kilo more than non-tea drinkers.
According to research, white tea not only prevents the formation of new fat cells, but also increases the body’s ability to break down and use existing fat for energy. The chemicals in this tea protect the skin from the stress caused by the sun, which can cause cell damage and premature aging.