What's the deal with Teatoxes?
Teatox is getting popular day by day, and why not detoxing with various form of teas has been used since ancient ages in Asia.
Teatoxing is a great way to boost your weight loss that's fuelled by expensive, prepackaged products but the good news is you can get the same benefits if you drink home made detox teas.
Most of us have heard about the benefits of detox teas for removing the body's toxins, losing weight and reducing bloating.
You'll want to combine a healthy diet and regular exercise along with the detox tea for the best results, as a “teatox” can also offer many lesser known health benefits!
BENEFITS OF TEA DETOX:
- Promotes Fat Burning
- Boosts Metabolism
- Increases Energy
- Aids in Better Digestion
- Reduces Stomach Bloat
- Suppresses Appetite
- Cleanse & Detoxifies
Detox: a process or period of time in which one abstains from or rids the body of toxic or unhealthy substances; detoxification
BEST TEAS FOR WEIGHT LOSS
1 - Metabolism Booster
Green Tea is the simplest detox tea yet it is packed with detoxying properties and helps in unlocking your fat cells.
Green tea is best for detoxing because it has the highest amount of antioxidants called pollyphenols as compared to any other tea.
Drink 4-5 cups of this recipe daily with 25 minutes of workout and you will lose atleast 2 pounds more than usuall.
This because of Catechins a compund found in green tea, this simple compund helps to open up your adipose tissue by triggering the release of fat cells (particularly belly) and then speeds up the liver capacity for turning fat into energy.
Green Teatox Recipe -
You can drink Green tea on its own, but if you want serious weight loss results then try the recipe below:
You will need:
- 1 Green Tea bag
- 1/4 Teaspoon of turmeric powder
- 1 small Cinnamon stick
- 2 cups of hot water
How to Make: That's pretty simple, pour all the ingredients in a cup and add boiling hot water then dip the tea bag. Steep the tea bag and stir all the ingredients and thats pretty much it.
2 - One Pound a Week
Oolong and Ginger Tea
Oolong tea and Green tea are derived in same way, but during processing oolong tea is sun dried for longer duration before being twisted and curled.
This process helps it to retain more of antioxidant properties, which helps in decreasing fat producing free oxygen radicles (which disrupts metabolism and effects in weight gain).
Oolong tea also contains polyphenols(1), caffeine and Epigallo Catechins.
These accelerates fat oxidation, ooloong tea also reduces blood sugar which in turn increases satiety, it also reduces absorption of carbohydrates and fat (2).
Oolong and Ginger Teatox Recipe -
What you will need -
- 1 Oolong tea bag
- 1 tsp. freshly sliced ginger
- lemon (optional)
How to make -
Take a cup of water in vessel, add a tsp. of freshly sliced ginger and bring it to boil. Add a spoon of honey according to your taste. Squeeze a few drops of a lemon to it. And then dip a Oolong tea bag. And there, your healthy Oolong - ginger detox tea will be ready.
3 - The Hunger Compressor
This is a flavourful tea recipe, packed with weight loss properties. It is known that certain scents can trigger hunger (a trick Japanese figured out long ago), others can suppress your appetite.
You may be able to get some extra willpower against the munchies by following your nose. In a study, inhaling the scent of peppermint every couple of hours helped people suppress appetite and eat less overall.
The Nose Knows
By the end of the 2-week study, the people who had sniffed peppermint every couple of hours during the day had also consumed fewer calories and eaten less fat, less saturated fat, and less sugar than the non-sniffers did. The benefits of peppermint also include reduced feelings of hunger.
Bonus: The benefits of Honey and Lemon for detox and weight loss is quite well known.
The Mint Teatox Recipe -
What you will need:
- 1 green tea bag
- Few fresh mint leaves
- Organic honey
- Lemon slice
How to make:
Boil water, pour it in a cup with mint leaves and lemon slices and raw honey in it. Stir gently and dip your green tea bag. Drink as many cups you wish throughout the day. More Recipes - Mint tea recipes
4 - The Fat Barricader
White Tea is one of China's special treasures, made from the youngest and most tender hand-picked leaf tips and buds.
These give a fresh and delicate flavour and a snowy/silver coloured brew from which White Tea gets its name. Because of the laborious and detail oriented process, it's also one of the most expensive teas produced.
White tea is known to control insulin secretion, also white tea contains lipolytic activity and inhibit adipogenesis in humans. (Study - Nutrion and Metabolism)
In simple terms, white tea has compounds which help in fat metabolism at a molecular level. Studies have shown, regular use of white tea has helped many keep off the extra weight.
White Teatox Recipe -
White is delicate and there exist a lot of advice on how to brew white tea. We will follow the general rule of thumb, for 6 ounces of water, use 2 teaspoons if the tea consists of buds only, and 2 tablespoons if the tea consists of light and fluffy leaves. Learn everything about brewing white tea
What you will need:
- 1 Cup of Brewed White tea
- Cinnamon Stick
- Raw honey
- Lemon Juice (optional)
How to make it:
These ingredients are killer combination for fat burning, and the recipe is quite simple. While you brew your whit tea, add in the cinammon stick into the water. Once you have the brewed tea, add organic honey and lemon. Drink as many cups a day you wish for better results.
5 - The Craving Strangler
Rooibos Tea / Red Bush Tea
It turns out that one of the best kept weight loss secrets could already be in your kitchen as research finds that just one cup of Rooibos tea every day can help you lose as much as a 5 pounds a month.
Rooibos Tea works by inhibiting fat storing hormones within the body Rooibos’s unique Bioflavonoid, Aspalathin, helps to reduce stress hormones that trigger hunger and fat storage, typically associated with high blood pressure, heart disease, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes.
In a nutshell, rooibos tea can prevent the body from storing and even forming new fat cells. Rooibos tea is also caffeine-free and naturally sweet so there’s no need to add extra sugar.
Plus it comes in a variety of flavours like berry, cinnamon, mint and citrus. It’s also 100% natural with no additives, no preservatives and no chemicals.
Rooibos Teatox Recipe:
What you will need:
- 1 Rooibos Tea Bag
- 1/2 tsp. turmeric powder
- a pinch of black pepper
- 1/4 tbsp of ginger powder
- Organic honey
How to make: Steep the roopios tea for 5-10 minutes, add turmeric, pepper, ginger powder and steep for 2 more minutes. Pour it in a cup and add honey to taste, you may also add lemon if you wish to.