Weight loss and diet is a multi-billion dollar industry. Fast diets and magic pills come and go, but it usually comes down to eating less and exercising more.
However, as we age our metabolism naturally becomes slower. A slower metabolism is particularly a problem for women. Although low-calorie diets may eventually fail, there are healthy natural ingredients to help boost your metabolism and burn those undesired pounds around your middle.
This unique blend of 3 simple ingredients works together to help you lose weight, boost your metabolism, and even control your blood sugar.
Ingredients in weight loss tea and how they help shed pounds and inches:
The great thing about the ingredients listed below is that not only do they help with weight control, but have other health benefits as well. These ingredients are also considered relatively safe.
Green tea – The two main ingredients in green tea which may assist in weight loss are caffeine and epigallocatechin gallate (ECGC). Caffeine helps to burn fat and may also make your workout more productive. ECGS is a powerful antioxidant which helps boost the metabolism. The ECGS and caffeine benefit each other since the caffeine gives the ECGC a head start.
Bay leaf – Bay leaf is a common culinary herb that not only flavors your food but also reduces glucose levels and reduces bad cholesterol.
Cinnamon – Not only is cinnamon delicious, but it also helps to control your weight in many different ways. It controls insulin and reduces blood sugar. Cinnamon may also contribute to lowering LDL cholesterol while also speeding up your metabolism and suppressing your appetite.
Recipe for weight loss tea
- 1 tablespoon green tea
- 1 cinnamon stick
- A handful of bay leaves
- 800 ml water
- Ceramic or stainless steel teapot or saucepan
- Cheese cloth or tea strainer
At first, boil water in pan or kettle and remove it from the heat. Add green tea, cinnamon stick, and bay leaves to water. Cover and steep for 15 minutes. Strain and enjoy!
How to use:
For maximum results, it is recommended to drink a serving of the tea three times a day.
- First thing in the morning – Drinking this tea in the morning will help kick start your metabolism and energize your day. You should drink it on an empty stomach before breakfast and even before coffee.
- After lunch – A cup of the weight loss tea after your mid-day meal will help with digestion and burn calories.
- Before bed – A cup at bedtime will also help with digestion and burn the calories from your dinner.
Drinking the tea daily may result in weight loss even if you change nothing else about your diet. But, if you eat healthily and exercise, your results will be more impressive. You may also notice you feel more energized and have less bloating and gas.
If you experience adverse results such as diarrhea, you may want to cut back to one or two cups of tea a day. Moreover, if you are pregnant or nursing you should not drink this tea.