Substitute your daily cup(s) of coffee with tea! While still supplying you with your much-needed caffeine, a warm cup of tea contains many health benefits to keep you in the best of conditions.
Go on, make yourself a cup of tea, I’ll wait!
1. Green Tea
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Probably one of the most popular tea choices, green tea acts as a metabolism booster! It is perfect for a pre-workout sip, so that the catechins can release the fats built up in your body to be burnt off in your workout. That’s killing two birds with one stone, as you get to lose weight while gaining energy for that intense spin class.
2. Oolong Tea
Similar to green tea, this fragrant Chinese tea is rich in catechins which promotes weight loss by increasing your metabolism rate. In addition, it also improves mental alertness, combat against free radicals and has anti-cancer properties.
3. Mint Tea
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You simply cannot resist a cup of steaming peppermint tea when you get a whiff of its calming aroma. Besides its soothing abilities, mint tea can actually help to curb your appetite and cravings, assisting you with your dieting plans.
4. White tea
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White tea has the highest antioxidant content since it’s the least processed our of the list. This makes it an effective protection against free radicals which are harmful to our bodies. Make white tea your go-to beverage when trying to slim down, as it has the ability to break down fats while preventing the formation of new fat cells!
5. Rooibos Tea
Fight inflammation and oxidative stress with the nutrients from rooibos tea, which contains quercetin that’s beneficial for our heart and artery health. It also promotes good digestive health, reducing abdominal discomfort or diarrhea symptoms. It’s also your fat-burning companion, as it prevents the formation of new fat cells while increasing metabolism rate. Rooibos tea also increases leptin secretion, which signals your body that your stomach is filled. This prevents you from overeating and helps with dieting.
The best way to consume your cup of tea would be to keep it as natural as possible without adding any extra sugar or milk, which will increase your calories count! Now, all that’s left is to call a friend over to enjoy the pot of aromatic tea you’ve just brewed!
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