Thursday, May 28, 2020

Fat Burning Tea: Does it really work?

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Tea has become a staple in our lives, for a variety of reasons. Not only is it thirst quenching and soothing, it also has an untold number of health benefits. While most tea is healthy, some teas have more health benefits than others, and each type of tea can be used to address specific health concerns. If you are trying to lose weight, you should try adding some teas to your diet to see if that helps you burn more fat, too.

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Oolong Tea for Fat Loss

Oolong Tea has been consumed in China for centuries, and has finally made its way to the Western world. Oolong Tea has been scientifically proven to increase your body’s ability to burn fat by 12%.

Additional benefits of Oolong Tea include its ability to boost the metabolic rate by about 250%, to block the absorption of fat and cholesterol, and to help reduce fat around the abdominal area specifically. Additionally, this tea reduces stress and helps to lower the blood pressure. This makes a great deal of sense, since we have proven that stress can actually cause you to have trouble losing fat around the middle of your body. By reducing stress, you could easily get rid of belly fat – with the help of Oolong Tea.

What about Green Tea?

Many people swear by green tea for weight loss, and it is beneficial in this area. While Green Tea does help to burn some fat, it isn’t as good as Oolong Tea for this purpose.

The best part of Green Tea is that it contains natural caffeine, and it is full of antioxidants. Caffeine is the real fat burner that is found in Green Tea. However, Green Tea has other benefits. It controls and regulates glucose, which regulates your appetite as a result. It also increases your metabolism.

Wu-Long Tea May Help

Another tea product that has had good results in terms of burning fat is known as Wu-Long Tea or Okuma’s Wu-Long Tea. Ideally, this type of tea should be consumed before you eat any meal that contains carbohydrates. The tea reduces that body’s ability to absorb the carbohydrates, which in turn helps you to burn fat, since there are no carbohydrates present for the body to use instead. The studies that have been done suggest that you can burn about 10% more calories if you drink at least one cup of Wu-Long tea each day.

White Tea for Weight Loss

The Science Daily article, White Tea: Solution to Obesity Epidemic? is a fascinating piece about the possibility of using white tea to promote weight loss. The effects of green tea in the treatment of obesity are promising, and white tea seems to be right in line with its colorful counterpart.

Anti-Obesity Effects

The anti-obesity effects of white tea have gone relatively unexplored compared to green tea. The scientific backing for the white variety is impressive, with focus on adiopocytes, otherwise known as fat cells. It appears that extracts from the herbal tea prevents new fat cells from forming. In addition it appears to promote mobilization of fat in older cells.

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It is important to understand how fat cells work while considering the ramifications of using white tea to increase weight loss results. Each fat cell in the body can expand and contract, but it never goes away completely without surgery. When a person gains weight, he typically experiences an expansion of existing fat cells followed by an accumulation of new fat cells.

The new fat cells form, never to disappear. White tea serves to prevent the new cells from forming in the body, making weight gain less likely. The tea also helps to metabolize existing fat cells, helping them to shrink in the process.

Herbal Weight Loss

Many herbs offer ways to lose weight, but white tea is unique in that it isn’t processed as much as other herbal remedies for obesity. The tea has no side effects so users do not have to worry about feeling irritable and jittery while taking the herbal tea. Weight loss can be achieved by incorporating the tea into a healthy eating plan.

People can’t expect to simply sip on a few cups of white tea to lose weight fast. The promise is an improvement in metabolism with a reduction of new fat cells being produced. It is necessary to use a healthy eating plan in the weight reduction process. Continuing to eat excessively and continuing to make poor choices will not lead to significant weight loss.

The first places weight disappears are typically the last places they were gained. For example, if you notice extra weight on your love handles last, it is most likely that you will experience weight loss in the love handles first. This is because the newer fat cells will decrease faster. Older cells are well established in the body, making them more challenging to lose.

Using White Tea to Lose Weight

Using white tea to lose weight is a fantastic approach because it is a healthy option void of side effects. We know that increasing intake of clear fluids benefits the body and promotes weight loss. The increased intake of fluids leads to:

  • Decreased appetite
  • Improved digestion
  • Reduced water retention
  • Reduced bloating
  • Increased metabolism
  • Removal of toxins

Green tea has received considerable hype over the past few years, but it appears that white tea is an equally impressive option for people who want to lose weight.

4 COMMENTS

  1. Rj. Richards

    I suspect that the majority of you who read this weekly newsletter do so to keep up-to-date about the latest news on nutrition to optimize your health. I am quite certain that most of you take various vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients as part of your daily core supplementation. I would also venture to guess that most of you take good doses of vitamins C, E, B vitamins, along with calcium and magnesium. I would propose that an incredibly powerful nutrient I’m going to discuss today should likewise be added to your daily foundational regimen of supplementation.

    So what is this wonder nutrient? The answer is green tea. Green tea is a phytonutrient (a plant compound possessing health benefits) from nature in a class called polyphenols. It is consumed in massive quantities throughout the globe, second only to water. The major health component of green tea is a catechin (a type of chemical compound) called epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG). I am simply amazed at the multiple benefits that this phytonutrient provides. In a study published in a medical journal this month, researchers indicated that low-dose consumption of green tea inhibited atherosclerosis by 26% to 46%, while high-dose consumption decreased atherosclerosis 48% to 63%. Atherosclerosis, also known as “hardening of the arteries,” is the main cause of heart attacks and strokes. Atherosclerosis appeared to be inhibited by three mechanisms, those being hypolipemic, antioxidant and antifibrinolytic. In animal models, green tea caused some improvement in LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and other components of atherosclerosis. In another study published in a cardiovascular journal from this month, researchers from Japan demonstrated that cathechins reduced arteriosclerosis in the walls of carotid arteries in rats by over 30%, compared to other rats that were given placebo. In another study also published this month, researchers found that EGCG was shown to have several anti-bacterial activities, including limiting bacterial growth and invasion, and actually acting in synergy with antibiotics. The researchers suggested that EGCG could actually be an adjuvant (enhancement) in anti-bacterial therapy. There have been multiple studies over the years demonstrating the incredible benefits of green tea in regard to cancer. I recall an article published in a medical journal several years ago, in which researchers, after adding EGCG to growing cancer cells, were able to stop the growth of these cancer cells. In another article also published in June 2004, researchers indicated that the evidence for cancer prevention was so overwhelming that the chemoprevention branch of the National Cancer Institute has initiated a plan for developing tea-compounds as cancer chemopreventative agents in human trials.

    It is critically important when taking green tea as a supplement that the product be standardized to high levels of EGCG and polyphenols.

  2. Yu

    After 17 years of research and clinical trials, Chinese medical scientists say that Chinese tea possesses certain ingredients able to prevent multiple malignant tumors such as occur in oral and lung cancers.

    “Anticarcinogenic ingredients like tea polyphenol, tea pigment and catechin can inhibit oncogene expression and stop the proliferation of cancer cells,” said Han Chi, the program leader of the project and a research fellow at the Institute of Nutrition and Food Hygiene of the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine.

    Zhang Juntian, former dean of the Pharmaceuticals Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, said, “This is the first time for Chinese scientists to provide direct evidence that Chinese tea can help prevent cancers.”

    China is one of the world’s leading tea producers.

    According to Zhang, a prominent achievement of the research is the finding that tea can help cure oral leukoplakia, defined as a pre-cancerous lesion by the World Health Organization and a sign of incipient oral cancer.

    Financed as a priority program by the State Natural Science Fund Committee, the Research on Anti-carcinogenic Ingredients in Tea and Their Functions began in 1984.

    Before clinical trials started, the research team spent 13 years examining tea ingredients and completing experiments on animals.

    Some 216 volunteers have participated in clinical trials on oral leukoplakia and oxidation traumata induced by smoking since 1997.

    In a test on oral leukoplakia trauma, 38 per cent of such patients who drank one type of Chinese tea for six months found that their white patches shrank, while 83 per cent of patients who drank no tea over the same period found theirs unchanged.

    In this experiment, test data revealed that tea drinking could effectively restrain oxidation trauma caused by smoking. Oxidation trauma can lead to a variety of diseases, including cancers, Han explained.

    Statistics show that currently over 1.3 million Chinese die of cancer annually, and China’s Ministry of Public Health has already ranked stomach cancer and lung cancer among the country’s top killer tumors.

    According to Han, very hot water, pesticide residues in the tea, radioactive elements in the soil and leaf mold caused by improper storage can ruin the anti-carcinogenic ingredients in tea.

  3. Hung

    Caffeine in tea (1) activates mental functions by stimulating central nerve system; (2) heightens thinking power; (3) lessens fatigue (4) toughens heart; (5) has a diuretic effect. Caffeine and theophylline directly stimulate the heart and expand coronary blood vessel. Other than these, they (1) helps to promote urination; (2) activates gastric secretion; (3) controls foul breath; (4) prevents decayed tooth.

    Polyphenol in tea invigorates the movement of stomach and relaxes the intestines. Therefore, it is helpful for neuro-constipation. Other than these, various food poisonings and stomach disorders can be prevented.

    It is also reported that tea contains some ingredients that deter the pathological mutation thereby keeping cancer cells or AIDS from thriving. Tannin in tea preserves and toughens the stomach with recovering the resisting power of capillary vessel.

    Especially, green tea does a unique selective function: it elevates the level of cholesterol which is good for body while lessons the level of bad one.

    One of the easiest and simplest ways of losing weight is to drink teas. Drinking tea before physical exercise or after meals is pretty effective: caffeine in the tea dissolves fat.

    More telling is that, vitamin A, C in tea helps to keep the skin always young and fresh.

  4. Nam

    In many western countries including U.S., ginseng tea and some other herbal teas are gradually gaining public and academic interests for its effectiveness on losing weight. In the perspective of oriental medicine, the ‘mystery’ of this treatment can be clarified. Now, no one can deny that the use of herbal medicine and teas is not the sole possession of oriental medicine doctors. Caffeine in green tea is operative in losing weight in that the enzyme called ‘lipase’ can dissolve fat in the body.
    However, this is not true to all types of people; it is only good for those who are generally under excessive stress, feeling heavy in the chest, suffering from frequent indigestion. Especially, for those who don’t usually do physical exercise, the effect gets multiplied with tea of dried orange skin.
    Ginseng tea is helpful to those who often feel helpless and serious fatigue after some exercise; it is not that highly recommended for those who are strong and healthy. For those whose body is easily swollen and feeling heavy, tea of ‘jobs-tear’ eases edema and is helpful for diet. For severe swelling, winter squash porridge is very useful.
    According to the ‘Dong-eui-bo-gam’, one of the leading traditional oriental medicine books, the branches of mulberry tree may emaciate the human body. Therefore, it is recommended for people concerning their fat belly.

Gloria Brown
Women's health and wellness retreat leader providing vacations and trips for women to get in shape -- and stay that way! On CleansePlan.com you can find my articles about weight loss, health and women's issues. Please feel free to contact me on gloria@cleanseplan.com

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