Every time you think of the few extra pounds you gained during holidays, you lose hope because you know you will have to eat less and workout more. Has it ever occurred to you that you might lose them by simply drinking tea? The best thing you can do for your body is drink plenty of water. The second best thing is drink tea. Below you will discover just how much a cup of tea can offer you, besides flavor.

  1. Oolong tea

Oolong is the chinese name for “black dragon”. It is a light, flower tea, filled with catechins which help your metabolism. Plus, it has soothing properties that can help you relax after a hard day at work.

  1. Rooibos tea

Rooibos tea is made from the red leaves of a plant, grown exclusively in the small Cederberg area, in South Africa, near Cape Town. Rooibos tea is claimed to fight cancer, to protect the liver, to relieve allergies, to boost the immune system and many more. But one thing it does for sure is help you loose weight, thanks to a special flavonoid, aspalathin. Researches have shown that this compound reduces the stress hormones that trigger hunger and store fat and have been linked with hypertension, cardiovascular diseases and type 2 diabetes.

  1. Green tea

This might be the most known and popular beverage. It speeds up the metabolism and suppresses the appetite. Plus, a recent study showed that those who combined 4 to 5 cups of green tea per day with 25 minutes of intense workout, lost approximately two pounds more than those who didn’t drink tea. The catechins of the green tea release the fat from fat cells and boosts the liver’s capacity for turning fat into energy.

  1. Turmeric tea

It’s pretty possible that you had never considered drinking turmeric as a beverage, but you might reconsider when you found out about its benefits. The properties of curcumin are particularly beneficial to the liver, helping the body to detoxify and protect it from free radicals.

  1. Mint

You can benefit from mint just by smelling it. There are ingredients that trigger hunger and others that reduces the appetite. A cup of mint per day is more than enough for you to get rid of the cravings and fill your body with antioxidants.

  1. Ibiscus tea

Ibiscus tea is very tasty, full of antioxidants and acts as a natural diuretic helping your body get rid of the toxins faster. Plus, it prevents bloating.

  1. Chamomile

Did you know that the better you sleep at night, the less you are hungry the next day? When your body rests, it fills up energy, but if your sleep is unstable, your organism is forced to seek energy at food. A cup of chamomile before bed guarantees a quiet and tranquil sleep, thanks to its soothing qualities.

You can find all tea varieties at www.tsai.gr