An aid to lose weight are slimming herbal teas, infusions prepared with useful ingredients to drain liquids and say goodbye to extra pounds.
When the extra pounds begin to increase, perhaps after the holidays or in a particularly stressful period, finding the line becomes essential to regain control of your body , feel better about yourself and increase self-esteem. Slimming herbal teas can help in this diet phase, even if they absolutely must not replace a healthy, balanced diet studied with an expert coupled with movement and physical activity.
Let’s see below how to make a slimming herbal tea at home and what are the properties that make them so.
– Herbal teas for weight loss properties
– How slimming herbal teas work
– When and how much to drink the infusion
– Ginger and lemon herbal tea
– Mallow herbal tea
– Yerba Mate herbal tea
– Mint herbal tea
– Green coffee herbal tea
Herbal teas for weight loss: properties
They are defined as herbal teas that make you lose weight, but in reality a slimming tea is nothing more than a drink, packaged or (better) prepared at home, made with ingredients famous for their detoxifying, diuretic and facilitating weight loss properties. They are therefore purifying herbal teas, based on herbs rich in fiber with diuretic and laxative properties.
Often the slimming and purifying herbal teas are defined almost “miraculous” , but this is not a true description: they can help you lose weight if combined with the right diet and lots of sport, but they should not be used as a basis for your diet .
Slimming herbal teas: do they work?
These infusions are effective if you have started a slimming process and we will immediately explain the reason: diet and fat loss leads to the loss of lipid stocks which, when burned, release stored toxins. This process is counteracted by the urge to store new fat to prevent too many toxins from being released into the body. Warm water and herbs with a diuretic and laxative effect help eliminate toxins , thus helping in the weight loss phase.
Some of these infusions are then prepared with ingredients with active ingredients that favor the increase of metabolism and therefore the possibility of burning calories faster. Finally, the fibers act on our body relieving hunger and inducing a sense of satiety which can help us eat less.
Infusions for weight loss: when and how much?
Our advice is to choose slimming herbal teas for the entire diet period, always after receiving advice from your doctor or nutritionist . To give the sense of satiety, which comes from infusions rich in fiber, you could prepare a cup before or after meals, always with the advice to consume it still hot.
Don’t overdo the quantities: listening to the body is the first rule . If you are used to drinking 2/3 cups of herbal tea a day, you can continue in this way, otherwise even one in the evening or when you are hungry will be fine.
Diy and packaged slimming herbal teas
On the market we find many infusions classified with the term slimming, detoxifying and purifying. If you are starting the diet and want to try some, the best ones are based on simple ingredients , lightly processed and diuretics and you can also prepare them at home.
Ginger and lemon herbal tea
the D-limonene in lemon peel appears to have fat-burning and draining properties, and fresh ginger also helps boost metabolism and burn calories faster. This ginger and lemon herbal tea is easily found ready-made, it can also be prepared at home using slices of fresh infused ginger and untreated organic lemon zest.
Mallow herbal tea
Mallow, together with dandelion , elderberry and artichoke herbal tea are ingredients with diuretic and laxative properties. A herbal tea made with these ingredients therefore falls within the infusions for weight loss and the mallow herbal tea is among the most famous. This infusion has many other properties in addition to purifying ones: anti-inflammatory , soothing and more.
Yerba Mate herbal tea
Yerba Mate is a plant of South American origins from which the famous tea mate is obtained. This ingredient, when infused in hot water, has diuretic properties to eliminate excess toxins , and also dampens the symptoms of hunger. This infusion is therefore 100% among the slimming herbal teas, do-it-yourself or can be purchased in shopping centers, it can also be replaced with mate tea.
Mint slimming herbal teas
Mint leaves are another natural ingredient that is particularly suitable in this context for its satiating properties. You can put them in dried infusion, or buy the herbal tea in sachets ready to be immersed in boiling water. the slimming herbal tea with mint can then also be flavored with other ingredients such as lemon, licorice, lemon balm etc.
Green coffee herbal tea
Green coffee is not a particular type of coffee, but it is the classic one, harvested before the bean reaches a complete ripeness. Its slimming characteristics are due to methylxanthine , which helps burn fat, and chlorogenic acid which improves metabolism and reduces the absorption of sugars . To prepare this herbal tea at home, just chop the green coffee beans, pour a teaspoon into a cup of boiling water and then filter everything before drinking it.
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