Summer is here in beautiful Fort Lauderdale and we all want to be in tip top bathing suit body shape.Tea, and green tea especially has been pegged as being this miraculous weight loss secret. Drink tea and melt pounds, boost your metabolism, and all that other stuff that goes with it. Is it just a fad, does it ring any truth? Let’s find out.
There are a variety of teas known to help you lose weight, burn fat and boost your metabolism. There are also appetite suppressants that can help curb hunger, on top of other teas that do much more. Many people know about the weight loss powers in green teas, but not many know about the weight loss powers in oolong teas.
Oolong teas are teas that are somewhere between green and black in oxidation. There are two different ways to process oolong tea leaves. One way is that the teas are rolled into long curly leaves, some others are pressed into a ball-like form. While oolong tea is not as well studied or analyzed as green tea, there is a decent amount of scientific evidence that shows it can help someone lose weight. By increasing your metabolism, burning fat, and also blocking dietary fat absorption. A study was done in Tokushima Japan on female Japanese subjects to see how oolong tea rivaled green tea and water in weight loss and EE expenditure (energy expenditure). It was found after 2 hours 4% increase in EE for green tea and 10% increase in EE for oolong tea compared to the control group. Oolong also has a great effect on fat absorbtion and your metabolic rate.
Another tea that is good for weight lost is Pu-erh. Pu-erh is a special aged tea that can be 15-50 years old. It can be found loose or pressed in bowls, nests, and elaborate bricks. Pu-erh isn’t as researched as green tea. We do however know that pu-erh has some fascinating health benefits that other teas don’t. Pu-erh has been found to help decrease blood cholesterol levels and can improve your fat metabolism. It is widely drank in China and has been making a big impact on the West!
Yerba Mate is a herbal tea that has been making a big splash for dieters and just regular tea drinkers alike. It native to South America in northeastern Argentina, Bolivia, Uruguay, and southern Brazil. Yerba Mate also contains a stimulate very similar to caffeine without the jittery side effects. It has been [praised for a variety of health properties. Containing vitamins C,B1,B2,B3,B6,B12 and minerals Calcium, Iron, Potassium
Magnesium, Zinc, Phosphorus it has alot of essential nutrients, but what else does it do? Yerba Mate is used as an appetite suppressant as well, and a few studies have shown it may boost your fat metabolism. Since this does have a stimulant in it related to caffeine it is good to remember not to drink high quantities of this if you have high blood pressure.
Tea can be an excellent aide to a healthy weight loss regime, but it is good to remember that, using it as an AIDE! If you don’t monitor your food intake or get proper exercise you will definitely not get any of the results you desire. But with a good diet/exercise plan and patience you might notice that tea will push you to your rsults faster then you thought.
As with any diet or exercise plan, please consult your doctor.
Oolong Case Study…
Department of Applied Nutrition, The University of Tokushima School of Medicine, Tokushima,
Japan ;School of Social Health, Fukuoka Prefecture University, Fukuoka, Japan ;Suntory Research
Center, Osaka, Japan ; andSchool of Food and Nutrition, Seinan Junior College, Fukuoka, Japan
Yerba Mate Website