Top 5 Teas that help with Weight Loss

Top 5 Teas that help with Weight Loss

Published: 11:56AM 13 March 2023

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Jayti Shah

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You might find various types of delectable teas to shed those extra pounds with a special combination of herbs and spices. Tea has always been popular. It is more or less essential for a lot of people.

Under the marketing ploy of "slimming tea," the tea culture is still present in the diet industry. To reap the benefits, you don't need pricey tea leaves.

The combination of tea with sufficient exercise and a healthy diet is probably the key to any weight loss plan's success. It's true that the effectiveness of tea as a weight loss aid varies widely.

Are Teas Beneficial for Losing Weight?

Different types of tea exhibit distinctive fat-burning properties. They probably won't be sufficient to reach that ideal body weight. In particular, among young people, herbal tea has emerged as a simple method of weight loss.

Although drinking herbal teas alone won't help you lose weight, they do indirectly. It is untrue to claim that introducing one cup of tea to your diet will help you lose weight. Your lifestyle and diet are equally important regardless of how much tea you drink.

When is it a good time to drink tea to lose weight?

You can enjoy a nice cup of green tea in the morning and later in the day. Drink a few cups of green tea before working out to get better results.

Not to mention the bowel movement brought on by consuming fluids prior to bed. To prevent potential sleep disturbances, some people consume green tea two hours before bedtime. It might not be practical for everyone, though.

How much tea is excessive?

Try to limit it to 3-4 cups per day. However, this varies depending on the individual and the type of tea. For example, to reap the most benefits from Green tea, drink 6-7 cups per day.

The top 5 weight-loss teas, according to science, are listed below:

  1. Tulsi Tea

The body's metabolism is boosted by tulsi leaves. You can burn more calories by having a faster metabolism. Tulsi also supports the body's natural processes for stimulating digestion and detoxification.

Tulsi Tea (Image courtesy - iStock photo)

2. Green Tea

Green Tea contains catechins, which are antioxidants that may aid in the reduction of stubborn belly fat. Several studies have found that drinking green tea on a regular basis can help you lose belly fat. Catechins increase the liver's ability to burn fat and release fat from abdominal fat cells.

Green Tea (Image courtesy - iStock photo)

3. Turmeric Tea

Metabolic syndrome is another common risk factor associated with obesity or fat accumulation. Metabolic changes caused by abdominal fat accumulation result in metabolic syndrome. Turmeric lowers the risk of high cholesterol, triglyceride levels, and blood sugar levels, which are all harmful to the condition.

Turmeric Tea (Image courtesy - iStock photo)

4. Lemon Cinnamon Tea

Lemon contains a lot of vitamin C, pectin fiber, and antioxidants, each of which has been shown to boost immunity, suppress hunger, and reduce belly fat. One of the most effective weight-loss beverages is lemon tea. Lemon juice is very low in calories. This, in turn, promotes weight loss. Cinnamon contains a mineral chromium compound that aids in appetite control. The miracle spice is also high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, all of which aid in weight loss.

Lemon Cinnamon Tea (Image courtesy - iStock photo)

5. Peppermint Tea

Peppermint tea aids in weight loss by alleviating heartburn, improving skin tone, promoting sleep, and increasing satiety, all of which contribute to weight loss. This intriguing beverage is not only low in calories but also suppresses unwanted hunger cravings and improves digestion – all of which are directly related to weight loss. Peppermint tea is naturally sweet, caffeine-free, and low in calories.

Peppermint Tea (Image courtesy - iStock photo)


Knowing when to drink tea and when not to drink tea affects your sleep quality and how you feel in the morning. Tea should be consumed after a meal, not before. Of course, drinking green tea before working out can be beneficial.

Enjoying herbal teas without any sweetener or sugar will help you lose weight. However, drinking tea alone will not result in weight loss. Combine fat-burning herbal teas with an active lifestyle and a nutritious diet.

If you avoid sugar and milk, tea can be a hydrating, low-calorie, and healthy beverage option for workouts.

Jayti Shah is a Clinical Nutritionist with a master's degree in Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics. She is a member of the Indian Dietetic Association (IDA). Over the last 9 years, she has helped 400 clients in their clinical and weight loss journeys. She works with SocialBoat as a nutrition consultant.

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