The New Year has been here for a few weeks, and we hope you’re all sticking to your New Year’s goals! We know that a lot of people focus on their health and diet for the New Year, making changes to your day-to-day routines for a healthier you.
We’ve compiled a list of the 5 best teas for weight loss, so you can enjoy delicious tea while kicking your metabolism up a notch (or two!).
1. Green Tea
Green tea has long been identified as one of the best teas to drink for your health. A study done by the International Journal of Obesity1 proved that drinking green tea can increase metabolism, resulting in weight loss. Don’t expect it to make you shed all of the pounds without any diet or exercise, but using green tea as a tool for weight loss is surely something worth trying- multiple studies have proven it! Other studies have shown that green tea not only increases metabolism, but also increases fat oxidation as well.2
2. Oolong Tea
Oolong tea is another type of tea that has been linked to helping with weight loss efforts. A study from the Journal of Nutrition3 shows that drinking oolong tea helps increase energy expenditure, leading to weight loss. Drink some oolong tea before hitting the gym for extra energy, or drink it in the morning to kick start your day! Even if you don’t drink oolong tea to help start your day or workout, it can still help with weight loss just by drinking it. It’s worth a shot!
3. Yerba Mate
Many people have turned to yerba mate tea for help with weight loss. A promising supplement, yerba mate, has been found to significantly increase energy expenditure, resulting in a greater utilization of stored fat as an energy source, according to a study found in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.4
Final Point of Brew
Many different kinds of tea are great for your health. Whether you’re just looking for a natural beverage that can warm you up on a cold day, or you’re trying to drop some extra pounds, tea can be great for your health overall. Coupled with a good diet and regular exercise, these teas can really help you drop some pounds- but don’t get too obsessed with the scale! Feeling great is the most important thing.