These days weight transformation pics are the first thing that pops up on every social media platform there is. Weight loss and especially belly fat loss is more sought after.
Getting rid of excess fat is good for health, but is also extremely difficult. It involves a lot of activity, exercise, and a healthy diet. Maintaining a diet and doing exercise for a long time is not possible for everyone and that’s why obesity sticks around.
Flat belly Tea is a detox program that promises to reduce belly fat and improve metabolism by replacing sugar-based drinks with herbal and organic teas.
Flat Belly Tea is getting popular for healthy and immediate fat loss. They are supposed to be taken regularly, both morning and evening. These tea improve metabolism, burn fat, block excess fat production, reduce appetite and help us lose fat, especially in the tummy.
Some companies give both Activate tea and Cleanse tea. While Activate tea helps in deflating and promotes fat oxidation, Cleanse tea is more focused on flushing out toxins and detoxification.
These flat belly teas are getting so popular that recently at Shark Tank Australia, all 5 investors invested in a flat belly fix tea business for 25% equity, the first of its kind deal there.
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So what’s the Tea you ask?
It’s not your regular Tea made from leaves of tea plants (Camellia sinensis), but it’s made from different combinations and quantities of some of the following ingredients:
beta-hydroxybutyrate is a chemical compound that kick-starts ketosis (using fat as an energy source rather than sugar). Ketosis can take longer durations to achieve through conventional diet and exercises, but by including these chemicals in tea the process is fast and easy. BHB supplements had been revolutionary in keeping the body in a steady ketosis state. They produce instant fat-burning and give a lot of energy to the body.
are naturally occurring antioxidants that lower blood sugar and triglycerides. They aid in lipid peroxidation, i.e. fat burning.
are plant pigments with antioxidant properties that reduce inflammation and blood pressure.
is rich in polyphenol antioxidants and has the highest amount of antioxidants compared to any other spice. It is known to increase the body’s ability to fight free radicals, improve heart health, remove excess cholesterol from blood vessels, and lower blood pressure.
is rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants, which help in improving digestion, removing toxins from the body, and burning fat. Lemon has a tendency for boosting metabolism.
improves the physical energy of the body, boosts the immune system, and tones down the body. It helps in restoring the stability of chemicals that govern our thoughts and emotions.
is very rich in antioxidants, improves skin quality, reduces obesity, regulates blood sugar levels, suppresses appetite, and boosts energy levels.
Oolong Tea Leaves
contain various minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants that make them ideal for the weight loss journey. They have amino acids that relax the brain and improve its performance. They are known to reduce heart diseases, improve skin quality and promote bone strength.
- Senna leaf and rhubarb have laxative and diuretic properties, they reduce stomach bloating and help in shedding extra water from tissues.
- Peppermint and ginger mint relaxes the stomach muscles and helps fight nausea
- Turmeric, apart from its antibacterial properties, also aids in lowering cholesterol. Recent studies show that turmeric suppresses inflammatory markers that play a role in obesity. It promotes weight loss, reduces fat tissue growth, curbs weight gain, and enhances sensitivity to insulin.
- Lotus leaf has anti-obesity effects. Lotus leaf extracts inhibit fat accumulation, reduce body weight, and promote oxidation and decomposition of triglycerides.
- Gymnema Sylvestre reduces appetite and makes you feel full for longer time periods, thus helping in reducing overall food intake.
- Kombucha helps in getting rid of stubborn belly fat. It increases the speed of calorie utilization and mobilizes the fat stored in the tummy region.
The other health benefits
All these fancy ingredients help in losing fat, with results showing as early as 3 weeks. These ingredients are present in various quantities and combinations in different teas. These teas not only help lose fat but also
- Convert white fat to brown fat
- Improve resting metabolism
- Block excess fat production
- Accelerate weight loss
- Reduce chances of type 2 diabetes and heart diseases
- Normalise hormone levels
- Keep the body in a state of ketosis
- Reduce cravings
- Flush out toxins
- Improve mood and sleep
- Regulate blood sugar levels and blood pressure.
But alone these teas can’t show the promised results. For best results, these teas are to be taken regularly and should be coupled with healthy food and minimum exercise.
People taking these flat-belly teas have been shown to shed around 10 pounds in 2 weeks. It is however recommended to use these teas only after consulting a healthcare professional. Some may react adversely because of pre-existing medical conditions. For example, people with stomach issues should avoid tea with kombucha as it can further cause trouble. These teas are also not recommended for pregnant and breastfeeding ladies.
So is it all good and not bad?
As these teas have diuretic and laxative properties, higher consumption or consuming them for long periods can lead to electrolyte imbalance. These healthy teas come at a high price because the ingredients make them difficult to be used for long durations.
The long-term effects of these teas have not been studied yet, but there have been no cases reporting any harmful side effects of using these teas.
The bottom line
Before buying any tea that promises weight loss check the ingredients. Make sure you are not allergic to any of those ingredients or will develop any medical conditions due to the same. Before going for easy ways to reduce weight see whether you can lose weight by conventional and at-home methods.
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I am Dr. Yenny Angela, a medical graduate from Hannover Medical School. I have expertise in emergency medicine and care for patients with multiple injuries. Also, I am a researcher always on the lookout for new scientific findings. I also have a publication on Researchgate.com.