The problem with extra pounds is not only a consequence of eating too much food, but it’s also considered as one of contemporary illnesses.
People with this problem not only have an inappropriate body shape, but they may also develop numerous serious health issues, such as high cholesterol levels, fatty liver, heart problems, high blood pressure, joint pain, etc. These are only some of the health complications that a person having extra pounds may develop.
In order to lose some extra pounds, people usually turn to diets. However, you should know that there are some kinds of herbal teas that may help you solve this problem faster and easier.
Let’s see which teas you should use in that case.
Green tea is the most used kind of tea for weight loss. This fact shouldn’t be surprising since this tea is very efficient. Its ingredients, especially caffeine, enhance calorie burning process in the body. That way the body gets rid of extra carbohydrates and fats that form extra body fat.
If you want to make this tea, you should pour 200ml of boiling water (which was cooling down for a minute after boiling) over a teaspoon or a bag of this tea. Cover with a lid and leave it for about 10 minutes. Then strain and drink.
Never add sugar. You should drink two or three cups of green tea a day. If you drink more than that, you may develop mild arrhytmias.
Corn silk tea:
Corn silk tea is a completely natural weight loss product that has been used for a long time in both our tradition and worldwide.
In order to prepare this tea, you should pour 200ml of boiling water, which is slightly cooled down, over a teaspoon of dried corn silk, cut into tiny pieces. Leave it for 5 to 10 minutes (depending on how warm you want to be the tea), then strain and drink.
You should drink five cups of corn silk tea a day. Thanks to its positive effects, you can drink it for a long period of time. However, have in mind that you shouldn’t add sugar.
Honey and cinnamon tea:
Although not considered as a common tea, the mixture of honey and cinnamon is perfect for losing extra pounds.
In order to make this tea, you should dissolve a teaspoon of honey and the same amount of cinnamon into 250ml of very warm, but not boiling water. Mix it well, leave it cool down and drink.
For the best results, drink this tea in the morning before meals, half an hour after lunch and in the period after dinner.
People have been using white tea for weight loss since ancient times. However, this tea has become popular in a few recent years.
It’s recommended to use white tea before going to bed and to drink three cups a day.
When consumed in that amount, white tea prevents heart diseases and heart attack.
Don’t use white sugar when you make this tea.
Mint and lemon tea:
When made with lemon, mint tea enhances weight loss. You should add lemon juice into this tea after 5 minutes, when it cools down, since very high temperatures may lower vitamin C levels contained in lemon, which is very important for burning extra body fat.
Pour 250ml of boiling water over a bag of mint tea and add two teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice. This tea is too sour for some people, which may be its only disadvantage. However, you shouldn’t add sugar.
You can drink up to five or six cups of this tea a day.
Dried nettle leaf tea:
Only few people know that nettle tea is very efficient for weight loss. You should have in mind this fact every time you want to lose some extra pounds. Nettle tea has this property thanks to its ingredients, such as vitamin C, silicic acid and numerous minerals.
The preparation of this tea is very simple. Pour 200 or 250ml of boiling water over 1 or 2 teaspoons of dried nettle leaves, cut into tiny pieces. Then leave it for 5 to 10 minutes, strain and drink.
Do not add sugar.