#OtvTIPS: 5 Teas that make you slim!

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It’s widely known that just one cup of tea can
prevent strokes, arthritis, tooth decay and even
keep cancer at bay. While it’s regarded as
nature’s tranquiliser for its soothing properties,
the brew also has another great benefit – it
helps shed weight. Scientists have shown that
tea has high levels of compounds that battle the
absorption of fat.
Here are 5 teas that can result in a slimmer
you…
1. Star anise tea: promotes digestion
Star anise, the fruit of a small evergreen tree
(Illicium verum) native to China, can be used in
the treatment of digestive troubles such an
upset stomach, diarrhea, nausea etc. One may
drink a tea made from it by steeping a whole
pod in one cup of hot water for 10 minutes.
Strain this and sweeten it if required. Sip on this
slowly when an upset stomach occurs.
2. Peppermint tea: controls what you eat
If you like peppermint tea then try and rotate
that with a green tea drink as both speed up
digestion and thus help you burn more calories.
The peppermint leaves can be used to make a
light, refreshing tea, which can be drunk either
hot or chilled. To prepare the tea, take a
tablespoon of fresh or dried leaves and add
them to boiling water and let it steep for four to
five minutes. Strain and add honey, if needed.
3. Green tea: builds metabolism
Research says the chemical EGCG found in green
tea that speeds up the body’s metabolism, is
responsible for helping people lose the kilos – it
can burn a whopping 70 calories a day! Green
tea also raises the level of antioxidants. It’s
believed the antioxidant catechins in green tea
boost metabolism and helps burn fat (can burn
a whopping 70 calories a day!) Steeping time for
the tea: two to three minutes at 85 Degrees
Celsius.
4. Rose tea: prevents constipation
One of the oldest flavouring teas available, rose
tea – made by mixing fresh roses and the bud
of the tea – has a major therapeutic effect on
the human body. Apart from clearing toxins and
beautifying the skin, rose tea contains vitamins
A, B3, C, D and E and is known to act against
infections. It also prevents constipation and
helps one lose weight.
5. Oolong tea: guards against obesity
Research reveals that oolong, a semi-fermented
tea may have a stronger effect than even green
tea. It promotes fat burning is said to help
reduce cholesterol and the concentration of fat
in the body. About two cups per day is
recommended. Steep oolong tea anywhere from
30 seconds to five minutes, for a more full-
bodied cup.

All Credits to: Times of India, and The Trent.

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