What Tea Is Good For Weight Loss?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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What tea is good for weight loss? Drinking tea has tremendous health benefits like protecting cells from damage or lowering the risk of heart disease. One of the most effective teas for weight loss based on studies is green tea. There was a study done in 2008 where 60 obese people followed a standardized diet for 12 weeks while drinking green tea or placebo.

Over the course of study, the group that drank green tea lost 7.3 pounds more weight than the placebo group.

Another study found that the group that consumed green tea extract for 12 weeks experienced significant decrease in body fat, weight and circumference compared to a control group.

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The different types of tea.

Green tea extract is high in catechins and has naturally occurring antioxidants that have been associated with increasing metabolism and fat burning.

Black tea has been associated with research studies when it comes to losing weight. Several studies have that found drinking black tea is effective for weight control.

One study found that 111 people who drank 3 cups of black tea each day for 3 months significantly increased weight loss. And this is compared to a group that was drinking a caffeine match beverage.

Oohlong Tea has been shown in studies to help people lose weight. This tea is traditional known as a Chinese tea that has been partially oxidized. There was a study done in 102 overweight or obese people who drank Oohlong tea every day for 6 weeks. It resulted in the loss of body weight and body fat.

Herbal Tea has been shown by research studies to help obese rats lose belly fat and weight.  Research studies still need to be done on humans to see if this can help people lose weight.

The Bottom Line is drinking tea has a lot of tremendous weight loss benefits. And one of those is that it is a low-calorie drink that can replace drinking soda, juice, or alcohol. Because it is low in calories it is a weight-loss friendly alternative drink.

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