Compared with foreigners who like to drink coffee, Chinese people have a special affection for tea.
Lu You once wrote in “Spring Rain in Lin’an”: “Short paper is inclined to make grass, and the clear window is fine milk to share tea.” Drinking tea is an attitude to enjoy life slowly, and it is also a good way to maintain health.
Some time ago, Lin Yun, who is known as a beauty blogger in the entertainment industry, posted a photo of himself drinking Pu’er tea on Weibo, with the text: “My sister said that drinking Pu’er tea to lose weight, I don’t know if it’s true or not. Try it first. Hahaha~”
So does drinking tea really help us lose weight? With so many teas on the market, which one is better for weight loss?
Qianhu Jun knows that you must be full of doubts. Without further ado, let’s take a look at today’s popular science~
Can drinking tea help you lose weight
The caffeine and tea polyphenols in tea can help you lose weight. Caffeine can promote body metabolism, and tea polyphenols can inhibit obesity by affecting the physiological functions of adipocytes and preadipocytes.
Drinking tea has some effect on weight loss.
Which tea is the best for weight loss
The more tea polyphenols in tea, the stronger the weight loss effect.
The most important substance in tea polyphenols is catechin, which accounts for 50-80% of the total amount of tea polyphenols. A large number of animal experiments have shown that catechins can help reduce blood lipids and reduce weight. so,The content of catechins determines the weight loss effect of tea.
Classification by degree of fermentation
The above data is for reference only
Unfermented tea (green tea) contains the highest nutrients and catechins. During the processing of semi-fermented tea, the oxidation degree of catechins in fresh leaves will be greatly increased. Fully fermented tea (black tea) had the highest degree of oxidation of catechins and had little weight loss effect.
Green tea can be the first choice for weight loss tea
How much tea to drink a day to lose weight
A daily intake of 800 mg of catechins can help with weight loss. About 10 grams of green tea can brew 4 cups.
Tea also contains caffeine, which can promote metabolism after consumption and has a refreshing effect. If it is to lose weight, drinking a lot of strong tea for a long time will lead to excessive intake of caffeine and tea polyphenols, which may cause liver damage.
From the above popular science, we know that green tea has the best weight loss effect. Green tea is cold tea, and people with deficient constitution are not suitable for long-term drinking green tea.
In this case, scented tea is a good choice. It not only looks good, but can also match the ingredients according to your physique and needs. Qianhujun recommends these two scented teas for weight loss.
01 Hawthorn lotus leaf tea
Lotus leaf is a well-known oil-relieving ingredient, which can promote intestinal peristalsis, especially for people with constipation. The effect of hawthorn in eliminating edema is excellent, the taste is sweet and sour, and no matter how hot it is, you are not afraid of losing your appetite.
Ingredients: 5 grams of lotus leaves, 10 grams of hawthorn, appropriate amount of rock sugar
Method: After boiling water, add lotus leaves and hawthorn, cover and simmer for 5 minutes, and finally add an appropriate amount of rock sugar.
02 Honey Aloe Vera Tea
Aloe vera is rich in dietary fiber, which can promote gastrointestinal digestion, and honey can beautify the face, moisten the lungs and clear fire. Honey and aloe vera tea is low in calories, especially suitable for people who lose weight.
Ingredients: 20 grams of fresh aloe vera meat, 10 grams of honey, 5 grams of green tea leaves
Method: Add the aloe vera meat into strips and stir evenly to make aloe vera honey for later use. Quickly brew green tea with warm water at about 70°C, take the first strong tea water after washing the tea, mix it with aloe vera honey and an appropriate amount of ice cubes.