by chris — Posted in Health Benefits on April 27, 2018

6 Ways Tea Can Help You Lose Weight

Trying to drop a few pounds? The solution is simple: drink tea!

Drinking tea can be quite helpful for weight loss, for several reasons, due to its unique composition.  Incorporating tea into a proper diet and exercise routine can give you a leg up on slimming down.  Here’s why:

Get Going

Mornings aren’t easy.  Luckily, tea naturally contains caffeine, which helps you wake up and get some energy to tackle your day.  The more you move, the more calories you burn, so get going!

Go with the Flow

Tea is a natural diuretic, meaning that it will help increase the passing of urine.  This will help eliminate water retention, which can make it seem like you aren’t losing any weight (but really it’s just “water weight”).

Combat Free Radicals

Free radicals are everywhere, from food to sunlight to your body’s natural processes, but they can break down your cells over time which can result in myriad diseases ranging from dementia to cataracts to cancer.  How to combat these free radicals?  Antioxidants (a substance found abundantly in tea!).  A healthy body can stay active, which means you can keep burnin’.

Quell aches and pains

The aforementioned antioxidants in tea also aid in reducing inflammation.  This is important because it can help you recover from workouts quicker, making you more likely to keep up the routine.

Boost metabolism

Many studies have shown that tea may actually help you burn calories quicker.  Tea stimulates the production of short-chain fatty acids in the gut, which has been proven to boost one’s metabolic rate.

Treat Yourself

When you find that one tea that perfectly suits you, reach for that instead of the calorie-laden snack when your stomach starts growling.  Without milk and sugar (which, if you are drinking a good quality tea you shouldn’t need) tea contains virtually no calories.  That’s a healthy fill-up!

So steep up a cup today!

Hey, did you lose some weight?