How Does Herbal Tea Aid Weight Loss?
September 16th, 2011
There’s been a lot of talk over the past few years about herbal tea aiding weight loss, but how does it actually work? Here we’re going to look at some of the benefits that herbal tea can provide and how they can tie in with losing weight.
There are a few main weight loss benefits, not to mention a whole load of other general health benefits. The main ways in which Herbal Tea can help are:
- Reducing appetite
- Helping to reduce calorie intake
- Boosting Metabolism
- Helping Burn More Calories
- Increasing energy levels
Recent studies have shown that drinking fluid regularly can help to reduce appetite by helping to fill your stomach. In fact, drinking water before a meal can help significantly reduce the amount of food you consume. The benefit of filling up on water is that you can satisfy your hunger without actually consuming any calories. This leads us nicely on to the next benefit.
Reducing the intake of calories
Not only are you cutting down on the amount of caffeine you intake by switching to herbal tea, but you are also cutting down on the amount of milk and sugar you consume, all of which contribute to your daily calorie intake. Milk and sugar are both high calorie foods which can both convert easily to fat, and cutting down on these can really add to your weight loss efforts.
Boosting metabolism and burning more calories
A cup of herbal tea early on can help kick start your metabolism and get your body working harder for longer. The high temperature can cause a spike in your metabolic rate and speed things up. An increase in metabolism can greatly aid any activities you do to burn off calories and can really complement any exercise you are currently undertaking.
Increased energy levels
A lot of herbal teas have also been reported to boost energy levels with many different blends for different situations. Looking around at the selection of herbal teas you’re bound to notice that there are blends for a whole range of different benefits, from improving digestion to aiding sleep. There are plenty of different teas out there that can help freshen you up and improve your energy levels. This coupled with some of the other benefits can really lead to a healthier lifestyle.
These are just a few of the benefits of drinking herbal tea, there are plenty of others that aren’t related to weight loss but provide plenty of other benefits. So why not make the change today, and start feeling a happier, healthier you.
Have you had any positive or negative experiences with herbal tea? Have you found that herbal tea has aided you in your weight loss efforts. It would be great to hear your thoughts and comments about the results you have seen from incorporating herbal tea into your diet so don’t forget to comment at the end of this post!