How to lose weight quickly healthily and naturally? Discover our advice about several herbal teas for losing weight with excellent fat-burning properties. Hot drinks with proven slimming virtues.
Difference between tea and herbal tea?
Tea and herbal tea are sometimes confused. However, these two hot drinks have a certain difference in composition. Tea (green, black, yellow, white) comes from the infusion of tea leaves. It, therefore, contains theine. However, the body assimilates it much more slowly, hence its stimulating and exciting effect. Tea has many antioxidants, slimming, and digestive benefits…
Herbal tea, on the other hand, has always had a medicinal character. It is made from plants, dried herbs, spices and fruits that are infused in boiling water for a certain period of time to reveal all the aromas and virtues of the ingredients
Several herbal teas have real slimming virtues. We present a selection of the best herbal teas for losing weight!
Rooibos Herbal Tea
Rooibos is not tea, although it is called “red tea” because of the brown coloration it takes on when brewed. This drink is devoid of any theine content and is made from the medicinal plants of Aspalathus linearis, a shrub found in South Africa. The Rooibos Slimming Herbal Tea contains antioxidant substances. It acts as an appetite suppressant that can help you reduce overeating and snacking, which is essential for weight loss.
The results of a clinical study have demonstrated the effectiveness of rooibos against stress and diabetes (1). It also has hypotensive and hypocholesterolemic effects (relieves tension and eliminates bad cholesterol). Infused in boiling water for 10 minutes, this drink is ideal at any time of the day!
Ginger infusion is reputed to be one of the most excellent herbal teas for slimming due to its warming and thermogenic qualities. It stimulates the metabolism and participates in fat burning. Ginger tea is therefore a fat burner and a calorie burner recommended to purify the body by promoting the evacuation of toxins and waste
The most beneficial way to benefit from this slimming herbal tea is to grate a teaspoon of fresh ginger. Then boil it in water for about 10 minutes. Filter the infusion and add a little honey. Enjoy while it is still hot. You can add a few drops of squeezed lemon to the preparation for a better draining and diuretic effect
Caution, consumed in high doses, ginger could cause heartburn, bloating, flatulence, nausea and heart problems
Rosehip (Rosa canina) is a thorny rose commonly used in alternative medicine for its therapeutic virtues and its blood pressure-reducing effect. This red or orange-coloured plant when ripe is rich in vitamin C, vitamin B, provitamin A, vitamin PP, and mineral salts.
Sustained scientific research has shown that the infusion of rosehip (red receptacle containing the fruits of the rosehip) has antioxidant, anti-obesity (fat-burning) and anti-ulcerogenic (2) effects. The daily consumption of 40 grams of rosehip powder in the form of herbal tea reduces the level of bad cholesterol in the blood, the risk of cardiovascular disease in obese people by lowering blood pressure
Hibiscus tea will be an ally in your slimming program. The dried red flowers of this tropical shrub are used in the preparation of the slimming herbal tea. The hibiscus infusion makes you urinate a lot (it is a urinary antiseptic)
In Africa, hibiscus flowers are used to prepare a fresh and very thirst-quenching drink called bissap. But it is in the form of a hot herbal tea that it is most appealing because it is effective against fats
Boil the equivalent of one tablespoon of dried hibiscus flowers in ½ litre of water until the water turns a bright red colour. The preparation has a bitter taste but does not contain caffeine. It is an adjuvant of slimming diets, classified as a herbal tea for slimming thanks to its degreasing and renal waste elimination properties
Herbal tea from the white leaves of the Himalayas
This herbal tea from the white leaves of the Himalayas has an incomparable floral taste, a sweet aftertaste and an exquisite aroma. This extremely healthy herbal tea plays an impressive role in weight loss. First of all, the infusion of the Himalayan leaves prevents your body from storing fat while improving your body’s ability to burn the fat you consume. This dual function makes this decoction one of the best herbal teas for losing weight!
All these herbal teas for losing weight are not stimulants and they do not present any risk of sleep disturbance or insomnia. On the contrary, they are soothing and full of medicinal virtues for the overall health of your body.
Also read: Why does drinking tea to lose weight work?
Sources and references
(1) Hong IS, Lee HY, Kim HP. Anti-oxidative effects of Rooibos tea (Aspalathus linearis) on immobilization-induced oxidative stress in rat brain. PLoS One. 2014;9(1):e87061. Published 2014 Jan 21. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0087061
(2) Géraldine Baconnier. The rosehip: today and tomorrow. Pharmaceutical sciences. 2008. dumas-01171230 https://dumas.ccsd.cnrs.fr/dumas-01171230/document