Our bodies are accustomed to absorbing energy from food throughout the day. Hence, it’s normal to experience some discomfort during the initial days of intermittent fasting. Drinking tea can help ease these symptoms, as your body starts to adjust to the fasting period. Tea can help you ease into fasting by reducing some of the common side effects and changing your eating habits. By decreasing ghrelin levels, tea can help block the hunger hormones, effectively stopping the pangs. Here are the types of teas that can help you on your weight loss journey:
Hibiscus tea can aid in natural weight loss when consumed daily. However, it appears unlikely to have any effect on curbing appetite. Anthocyanins, phenolic substances, and flavonoids found in this plant may assist to modulate the genes involved in fat digestion, hence promoting fat elimination.
A traditional Chinese Tea- Oolong Tea helps increase the fat-burning process in the body and boosts metabolism like all other tea due to the presence of caffeine. Not only when you’re actively consuming it but also as you sleep, it works its magic- discovered by Researchers from Japan's University of Tsukuba. Oolong tea, like all teas, contains caffeine, which promotes metabolism by boosting our heart rate. However, oolong tea has an additional benefit: it stimulates fat breakdown independently of caffeine.
Matcha Green Tea
Green tea extract, like that contained in matcha, has been proven in one study to improve the capacity of the human body to burn calories from 8-10% to a staggering 35-40%
Green tea has caffeine along with a type of flavonoid that acts as an antioxidant- catechin. Based on research, both of these substances can increase metabolism. Catechin can aid in the breakdown of extra fat, and both catechin and caffeine can boost the amount of energy consumed by the body.