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10 Best Teas for Weight Loss and Belly Fat Reduction

Tea is a universal beverage. People all around the world consume tea. Did you also know that you could now relish it and use tea for belly fat reduction as well? Yes, you read it right. Various teas available in the market and also which can be made at home are now equipped with the quality of reducing your weight and also reduce the fat on your stomach. In this article we mention the best teas for weight loss.

You will be able to have the tea at home. They are easy to make and also extremely quick. Here’s a list of slimming teas and how you can make it.

10 Best Teas for Weight Loss and Belly Fat Reduction

1. Green Tea:

Green Tea is going to top the list of slimming tea. It is the most resorted to option. Green Tea contains catechins especially epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), and caffeine (less than coffee). EGCG and caffeine are both known for its weight loss properties. EGCG, an antioxidant, eats away the free radicals in the body. It cuts down on the inflammation in the body and thus also relieves the bodily aches and pains. In most cases, inflammation is also responsible for obesity. For people who have obesity due to inflammation, this tea is the go-to option. Green Tea speeds up the metabolism of your body too. It is a recommended option for diabetic patients as it cuts down on glucose level of your body.

Ingredients:

Green Tea bags, green tea leaves whichever available

Water

honey

lemon

Method:

Heat up a cup of water and bring it to boil. Add green tea leaves or green tea bag. Let it steep for five minutes. Remove the tea leaves and tea bag and add a few drops of lemon to it. Mix a tea spoon of honey. Drink it while its warm.

2. Hibiscus Tea:

Hibiscus is a bright red coloured flower. It is a pleasure to watch this flower bloom. The flower petals can also be used to make tea. This tea also contains antioxidants. The amount of caffeine in the tea is almost zero. It also relieves hypertension problems and keeps a person calm.

Constant inflammation in your body prevents fat metabolism and is a cause of obesity. Thus it is vital that the inflammation is cut down. In order to cut down on the inflammation, hibiscus tea is a viable option. Consume it with your breakfast and/or between meals. You can drink mild hibiscus tea before bed if you find it difficult to fall asleep. Make sure not to have more than two cups of hibiscus tea per day. Note down the ingredients and method of preparation.

Ingredients:

Hibiscus tea leaves/ Dried hibiscus flower petals

Water- 1 cup

Method:

Add 1 tea spoon of hibiscus tea leaves or dry flower petals to the water. Bring the water to boil. Steep and separate the tea.

3. Chamomile Tea for Belly Fat:

Chamomile tea has an all- round effect. The tea is used to reduce bloating in your stomach, it is also used to induce sleep. This tea reduces anxiety and cures problems of insomnia.

Ingredients:

Chamomile tea leaves/ petals of chamomile flower

Water

Method:

Boil a cup of water. Pour it in a mug of 2 tea spoons of chamomile tea. Cover it and let the tea steep for about 10 minutes. Drink this tea before sleeping for best effects.

4. Ginger Tea:

Ginger is well-known for its effect on belly fats. This tea also quickens the metabolism of your body. It has best effects if the ginger that is used is freshly ground. It has an anti-inflammatory effects. It also reduces cholesterol and also cuts down on blood pressure.

Ingredients:

Ginger- freshly ground

Water

honey

Lemon

Method: 

Heat a cup of water. Add fresh ginger to it. Add 1 tea spoon of lemon and 1 tea spoon of honey. Drink the tea in the morning for assured results.

5. Calendula Tea:

Calendula tea is obtained from the flowers of the plant Calendula officinalis, also known as calendula or English marigold. Research suggests that they have strong anti-inflammatory properties. The tea carries refreshing aroma and a flowery taste which coaxes all the tension from the body. It is also suggested for weight loss.

Ingredients:

Dried Calendula flowers

1 cup of Water

Method:

Boil a cup of water. Add dried calendula flower petals to the water. Let the tea steep for about five minutes. Strain and drink while the tea is warm.

6. Rosemary Tea:

Rosemary is a flavoring herb that is also used as a spice while cooking. It adds a very exotic taste to your dish. Drinking rosemary tea reduces depression and bodily inflammation. This is the reason it also cuts your excess weight.

Ingredients:

Water- 1 cup

Rosemary- fresh or dried. Whichever is available

Method:

Boil water and add fresh rosemary to it. You may also add dried rosemary leaves. They are easily available in the market. Turn the flame off and let the tea steep for ten minutes. Remove the rosemary leaves and drink the tea.

7. Matcha Tea for Weight Loss:

Matcha tea is the powdered tea made after grinding the leaves obtained from the plant Camellia sinensis. This tea undergoes minimum processing. It is obtained by drinking the leaves in the powdered form instead of discarding them. It is a green colored powder which could be bought from the market or even online.

Ingredients:

1 tea spoon of Matcha Tea Powder

1 cup of Water

Method:

Heat a cup of water. Add Matcha Tea Powder. Swift it vigorously. Drink the tea to relish it.

8. Pomegranate Tea:

Pomegranate tea is a special tea that is brewed using concentrated pomegranate juice , pomegranate seeds and pomegranate flowers. The sweet taste of this tea is an added advantage to the tea. However, the tea is available in unsweetened form for weight loss.

Ingredients:

Water

Green tea and crushed pomegranate seeds or dried pomegranate flower to a teapot.

Method:

Boil a cup of water. Add Green Tea leaves, about 1/2 tea spoon and dried pomegranate seeds of dried flower. Steep for 10 minutes. Strain and drink the tea.

9. Peppermint Tea:

Peppermint tea is obtained from peppermint leaves. It has a soothing effect.  Scientists have found that peppermint contains volatile compounds, such as menthol, menthone, hesperidin, luteolin, and eriocitrin. It has anti-microbial and improves digestion.

Ingredients:

1 cup of Water

Peppermint leaves

Honey

Method:

Boil a cup of Water. Add peppermint leaves to boiling water and let it steep for 15 minutes. Add a tea spoon of honey. You could add some drops of lemon too.

Consume it between meals, two hours before sleeping, or with your breakfast. Do not have more than two to three cups of peppermint tea per day.

10. Oolong Tea:

Oolong tea is also obtained from Camellia sinensis, but the processing is different from green and matcha teas. It is also loaded with EGCG, the antioxidant responsible for weight loss in most cases. This tea helps lower lipid levels in your body. It also increases fat metabolism.

Ingredients:

1 cup of hot water. A tea spoon of Oolong Tea.

Method:

Boil a cup of water and close the flame. Add oolong tea. Let it steep for some time. Separate the tea leaves and drink the tea.

If you notice, all the teas that cause a weight loss have lots of antioxidants. The antioxidants fight the free radicals which are generated due to the chemical processes in our body. These radicals are so harmful that they may lead to problems ranging from weight gain to even formation of cancerous cells. The key to an efficient weight loss is to check if your tea has antioxidants and also that it is either free off caffeine or carries minimal amount of caffeine.

It may also be remembered that weight loss tea may not always be a pleasure to your tongue. Add sweeteners or sugar or even too much quantity of honey will beat the purpose of losing weight. One must thus ensure to have the most of it in as crude and as simple form as possible. Try different teas for a variety. You are lucky to have so many options of teas for the weight loss target you wish to achieve.

Shabnam Vandeliwala

Venturing into writing is my second most admired hobby after litigating in courts. An advocate by profession, writing gives me immense sense of satisfaction especially in the time that I'm free from other work.

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